Bob Costas, discussing the murder-suicide of NFL’s Jovan Belcher, went on a gun rant during halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Football for gun control. How’s that gun control working for you in Chicago. Sad to use a tragedy to advance ones own agenda.
Ted Nugent said “Bob Costas is Dead Wrong” published in the Washington Times last Thursday, saying, “If there were a free speech penalty for blundering ignorance, a penalty flag would have been tossed at Mr. Costas.”
Costas also, Nugent argues, willfully ignores the countless times an NFL player’s death was caused by something other than guns, demonstrating the gun-grabber’s glaring hypocrisy:
“What Mr. Costas didn’t say and possibly doesn’t know is that 2 million Americans use guns each year to defend themselves from punks and thugs. Access to guns saves an incalculable number of lives each year. How about that, Mr. Costas?”
“Just a few years ago, a drunk NFL football player ran over a guy and killed him. As I recall, the player paid off the family of the deceased and only did 30 days in the slammer. Where was Mr. Costas on this? Did he opine that easy access to alcohol and automobiles was responsible for this death? To those liberals who want to restrict or ban access to guns, do you also support banning booze because drunks kill roughly 12,000 Americans each year in drinking-and-driving slaughters?”
Nugent concludes with a recommendation to “not trust any fuzzy-headed goofball” using “liberal fairyland pseudologic.”
“We have more than enough gun laws in America. Another law or restriction would not have prevented the Kansas City Chief murderer from killing his girlfriend or himself. That’s the ugly reality that Mr. Costas obviously refuses to embrace.”
After a firestorm of criticism, Costas, rather than recall his statements, instead showed up on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Chris O’Donnell defending his unmistakable attack on the Second Amendment, pointing out that “65 out of 80 Colts players admitted to owning guns” and that “Even if all those guns were obtained legally, you can’t have 65 guys in their 20′s and 30′s, aggressive young men subject to impulses, without something bad happening.” NBC Sports broadcaster Costas claims there are no examples of athletes using guns to neutralize dangerous situations.
Nugent recently found himself in a Secret Service “stranglehold” after he compared the Obama administration and Democrats to a coyote that’s broken into your living room: “It’s good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote’s in your living room pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your fault for not shooting him.” Days later he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
NewsBusters reported Saturday the tragic murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs’ football player and his girlfriend.
During halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas chose to lecture America about how guns were to blame for the incident concluding, “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today” (video follows with transcript and