Bob Costas Misses The Mark With Challenge To His Gun CriticsSubmitted by Jao171 on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:58
A gun by itself cannot kill; a person needs to be present to pull the trigger. Before the trigger can be pulled someone needs to fill the magazine with ammunition or slide a single bullet into the chamber. A gun cannot chamber a round by itself. Without completing these essential steps a gun is no more harmful than a rock, and less harmful than a knife or baseball bat.
This is common sense, but it seems to be lost on most gun control proponents. One TV personality in particular famously exposed his illogical perspective regarding gun violence during a rant at halftime of a Sunday Night Football game back in 2012. The broadcaster, Bob Costas, was making the comments after Kansas City Chief’s linebacker Jovan Belcher had murdered killed his girlfriend before taking his own life earlier in the week. Bob Costas said the following regarding the horrific situation:
‘In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
This argument is akin to saying, if guns were magically banished from the face of the earth for eternity violence would completely cease to exist!