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NBC uses NFL murder-suicide
tragedy to make plea for gun ban

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:sparky86, 12/2/2012 11:39:47 PM

During halftime of NBC’s coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Dallas Cowboys, NBC Sports analyst Bob Costas made a plea for gun control during his weekly commentary on “Sunday Night Football.” Costas — responding to the murder-suicide committed over the weekend by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher — relied on a column by writer Jason Whitlock, formerly of the Kansas City Star, to make the gun control argument. “Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet

Ever since Costas criticized Dennis Miller for supporting Bush, I have not been able to even consider him credible. This just compounds it.

Please post source as shown. LCom Staff.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hisself, 12/2/2012 11:47:25 PM     (No. 9045188)

Senility is such a sad thing. Why doesn´t NBC retire their poor, demented idiot, and save themselves embarassment at the drooling ravings of their idiot?

Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/2/2012 11:51:06 PM     (No. 9045189)

just another dumb jock




Reply 3 - Posted by: dallasdude, 12/2/2012 11:51:41 PM     (No. 9045190)

Guns do not kill and they can protect one from being killed. The NFL thug had drinking, drug and emotional problems.
Gun control is the plan of 0bama and his lap dog media lovers.

Reply 4 - Posted by: homjett, 12/2/2012 11:53:27 PM     (No. 9045192)

If a person wants someone dead, he or she will find a way to kill. Guns are a means to an end, as are knives, etc. One needs to look into each individual situation to find the why.

Reply 5 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 12/3/2012 12:06:59 AM     (No. 9045199)

NBC has the worst sportscasters - like Nerdy Bob Costas. But then again, NBC is the absolute worst network, so no real surprise.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/3/2012 12:08:23 AM     (No. 9045200)

No, #2, jock sniffer.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/3/2012 12:12:04 AM     (No. 9045204)

Right, Bob. I´m sure if guns are outlawed, none of the outlaw NFL players will be able to get their hands on one.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/3/2012 12:15:01 AM     (No. 9045208)

"Say what??"

-Nicole Simpson

Reply 9 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/3/2012 12:33:02 AM     (No. 9045217)

Totally expected from NBC.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Gordon Freeman, 12/3/2012 1:23:00 AM     (No. 9045233)

I really think they should ban football or at least change it to only flag football. That way there would not be as much concussions and injuries.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/3/2012 1:24:03 AM     (No. 9045234)

It´s football itself that needs to be banned, you know, all those head concussions turning football players into homicidal maniacs.

Reply 12 - Posted by: SCYankee, 12/3/2012 1:34:10 AM     (No. 9045235)

I dunno. I have quite a number of firearms and none of them ever killed anybody!




Reply 13 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/3/2012 2:58:26 AM     (No. 9045262)

Thank you for reminding me why I stopped watching anything on NBC, including NFL, 20 years ago.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/3/2012 2:59:02 AM     (No. 9045264)

Nobody really knows what happened here yeat and guns are blindly being blamed. Reading between the lines,this looks like a typical cake and eat it too situation,where the guy wants a GF at home but stays out late. When he gets home, the GF starts nagging and he snaps.After realizing what he did,he knew he would be in jail the rest of his life so he kills himself.

This happens countless times a year in this country. there´s an epidemic of abused women for precisely this reason. It´s part of the culture to run other women on the side.

You rarely hear of a legal gun owner doing something like this because they want to preserve the integrity of the 2nd amendment.

Reply 15 - Posted by: mws50, 12/3/2012 3:27:57 AM     (No. 9045281)

Too bad Jovan Belcher didn´t reverse the order of "killing". His kid would still have a mother.

Reply 16 - Posted by: TXspyder, 12/3/2012 4:29:10 AM     (No. 9045299)

Y´all missed this one, my guns have killed less people than Ted Kennedy.

Reply 17 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/3/2012 5:46:59 AM     (No. 9045322)

NBC licks Obama´s boot. I wouldn´t be surprised if Obama set this up as a prelude to gun ban legislation.




Reply 18 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/3/2012 6:08:28 AM     (No. 9045337)

I just posted on another article that it is what is in a person´s heart not the gun. They will find whatever weapon of choice to accomplish what is in their heart. These people think they know everything when in fact, they just don´t get it.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/3/2012 6:27:43 AM     (No. 9045347)

Those who can, play. Those who can´t just talk about it. Costas´ stupidy is caused by football and exposure to TV cameras.

Maybe #18 is right. The gooberment probably wants to do away with football anyway.

Reply 20 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/3/2012 6:45:49 AM     (No. 9045370)

#20, no... the Gov´t needs the tax revenue from NFL and their players.

Costas is just a news reader and commentator.

I hope he hears from a lot of people today. I´m going to try to contact NBC and Costas.

IF a conservative said something controversial, they´d be shut up and shut down.

Reply 21 - Posted by: provide, 12/3/2012 6:55:49 AM     (No. 9045382)

My golf clubs have killed less people than Micheal Skenkel.

Reply 22 - Posted by: JAN, 12/3/2012 7:39:41 AM     (No. 9045439)

NBC is just another arrow in Obamao´s quivver.



Reply 23 - Posted by: mijcraw, 12/3/2012 7:58:23 AM     (No. 9045457)

The gun may have been the deviced that killed him, but you can´t blame the gun, this young man was in trouble and those around him ignored the signs. If a gun wasn´t around it would had been some other device to do the deed, such as pills, a bridge or CO2. Stop using personal tragedy to make a case to ban gun sales.

Reply 24 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/3/2012 8:16:05 AM     (No. 9045491)

Hey Bob how´s that gun ban working out in Chicago?

Reply 25 - Posted by: Bevan, 12/3/2012 8:28:11 AM     (No. 9045514)

Scratch a sports writer/commentator and you´ll find an uber liberal Opinion editorialist.

Reply 26 - Posted by: CEP, 12/3/2012 8:55:41 AM     (No. 9045572)

Maybe they should ban sports? Look at all the violence when a team wins a championship, look at all the gun deaths in cities with sports teams. It may not be the gun but the sports?

Reply 27 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/3/2012 9:02:12 AM     (No. 9045590)

I don´t think Costas was ever a jock. A rock definitely. More specifically, a lump of coal in the NFL stocking. To all these people that want to ban guns, go live in Europe. Please.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/3/2012 9:26:14 AM     (No. 9045643)

What is really disgusting and depressing about "The gun made him do it" response to such tragedies is the denial and trivialization of the human predicament. Murders and suicides of passion are as old as the human race. To pretend otherwise, to play like the capacity for such horrific evil does not constitute one of the incorrigible elements of the human heart is willfully shallow and ignorant. Equally foolish is the rush to blame such crimes of passion on concussive head injuries or other extraneous factors. Human beings are perfectly capable of committing such atrocities without any such additives. I cannot recall if the Bible tells us how Cain slew his brother Abel, but it is a safe assumption that he neither used a firearm nor suffered from brain damage from professional sports when he did so.

Gun control fanatics only disclose by their simplistic explanations and solutions how little they understand human beings, including themselves.

Reply 29 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/3/2012 10:18:28 AM     (No. 9045773)

Yet Bob doesn´t say a word about alcohol which combined with cars kills more people every year than legal gun owners ever have. Guess he never thought about being proactive on that subject. Yet he felt compelled to pipe up about reorganizing a fundamental fact of humanity.

I wish someone would ask this tiny man why he is cheering for more rapes, robberies and murders of law abiding citizens. When you disarm innocent people, you do NOT protect innocent people. So shut your yap, you pontificating punk. You are in way over your head.

Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/3/2012 12:38:16 PM     (No. 9046106)

These rage motivated murders compounded by alcohol and illegal drug use happen all the time in black communities in the big cities.

Because of political correctness issues the media does not say much about that, so clearly the media interest here is driven by the fact that the perpetrator is an NFL player featuring the fact that he committed suicide in front of his coaches, and downplaying the fact that he murdered a person before that.

And or course in keeping with their philosophy of not allowing any crisis to pass without making some sort of political hay, the liberal Democrats and their media minions are popping up blaming access to a gun and pushing gun control.

It´s pretty clear that this guy, an NFL linebacker, would have had little trouble in murdering his girlfriend without a gun by beating her to death, or stabbing her with a sharp edged weapon.

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