He says nothing about banning guns or taking away the right to have one, but states an obvious fact. If Jovan didn't have a gun, he would still be alive and so would his girlfriend. He also had mental issues as well, so why did he even have a gun in the first place?
The issue is simply gun culture, and there are lots of people in this country that own guns and are also irresponsible with them to the point that they are being used for ridiculous reasons. The bigger issue is that there are too many guns in this country and less gun laws that govern them. Congratulations on the misleading title of this article, though. Costas said nothing about banning guns.
How about we ban liberals so we don't have so many @ssholes walking around with 5hit coming out of their mouths?
At one time in America the dumb-ass politicians tried to ban whiskey too didn't they. It just creates a black market and all control goes out the window.
A friend of mine is in an abusive relationship. She's been downplaying it for quite some time. Unfortunately, she lives half way across the Country. This scumbag she's married to doesn't celebrate Christmas or any major holiday, only Veteran's Day and HIS birthday. To celebrate Veteran's Day he goes out and gets drunk. She is now in the process of leaving him and coming back to CT, thank God. He does own a gun and it terrifies me. I don't know why I'm rambling on about this, I guess I was just upset.
Thanks for listening.
We should all write the NFL and threaten to boycott.Insist they fire him them for allowing Costas to use his position to spout a political position to millions of people.What would they do if he made a pro-life speech from the booth?Hit them in the wallet.That is always the cure for this type of nonsense.The right to bear arms is a constitutional right that this fool is advocating taking away.Politicizing this tragedy is crossing the line.
Notice that everything is politicized? You can't escape it. Watch or go to a sports event. Pick up a fashion magazine (Anna Wintour etc). Watch a TV sitcom (Glee, Modern Family). Anyone see a pattern here?
Costas, you are truly an ignorant communist. You haven't got the guts to blame the REAL culprit here, do you? That's right, Bobby Boy, it was the cowardly scumbag shooter that is TOTALLY to blame here. The gun can't do ANYTHING unless someone pulls the trigger.
Nice one Bob....Let's say he didn't have a gun, and decided to choke his girl to death. I suppose we would have to ban opposable thumbs, that would make the game of football more exciting. ugh
There have so many posting here that have said this in many different ways, but the progressives are just missing the boat.
This starts with the inability for people to understand one simple truth, placing the blame on everyone else, or any inanimate object is a futile attempt to deflect responsibility for one’s actions. Yes Mr. Belcher used a gun to end the life of his girlfriend and himself. In the end, Javon Belcher and only Javon Belcher is responsible for the pain and suffering he caused. In the recent past there was a story of a young man, a high school senior that was texting while driving and killed a man on his way home. The man was a father to more than one child, a provider and a husband. The state where this happened has texting while driving laws on the books already, and making more harsh laws will do nothing to keep this from happening again. Even though the prosecution proved through phone records that this young man was in fact texting and this is what lead to the accident, the young man denied the vehemnetly. Like many progressives, the fault never lay at the person’s feet, but rather the object that the person used to cause injury or death. This goes to precedence of everyone is the same and no one is a failure or success. Mr. Blecher had a rough life and should be applauded for making it out. Every sane individual is to be held accountable for their actions and blaming a gun for poor decisions is just plain stupid. If we are to say that Mr. Belcher is sane then Mr. Belcher must be credited for his actions and held responsible. If the progressive side of the aisle wishes to say that Mr. Belcher wasn’t competent enough to discern between right and wrong, then why wasn’t he institutionalized? This is just more liberal progressive non-sense aimed at making all humans equal and not responsible for their actions. Or simply put, “It’s that gun’s fault” The old "the devil made me do it" defense. My reply is simple, progressive liberals need to grow up.
Do these people ever notice how Muslims deal with their 'domestic disputes?' They use knives, acid, and other assorted weapons in their violence...
If its the guns fault then put the gun on trial.... no?
I would like to bring to everyone's attention the fact that Mr. Costas probably lives within a nice, safe gated and guarded community for the wealthy. He doesn't need to worry about personally defending his family from an intruder or thug. I would also bet that he probably does own guns and believes himself "better" than the average American citizen- like most of the elitist, self-serving liberals.
Also, if an honest investigation is done on this incident, I'm positive that they will discover that steroids and possible brain-jarring was instrumental in this guy's behavior.
Hey Bob, How the F can you say they would still be alive if he didn't have a gun. You know people are killed with knives to idiot! Men strangle women also idiot!
Seems like the people who want to ban guns are rich people who live in gated communities and have their own bodyguards.
BOB NEWS FLASH:
Massachusetts city announces: turn in your guns, get a free flu shot! What the F next. Maybe we need to split the country down the middle, Guns to the West and No guns to the East
Let's ban stupid sportscasters. How the hell does he know they'd both be alive if Jovan didn't have a gun?
Yep...Turn in you guns so some ignorant football player won't murder his girl friend in front of his kid .
Boy does Bob know who watches football, guns are what has kept this country free, know one wants to start a war in this country. I am sure glad my TV has a MUT button, I think Bob just likes to hear himself talk.
Maybe we should ban Democrats and idiots like Bob Costas since this was just another Demorat killing another Demorat! Remeber, Democrats commit 99.9% of all violent crimes.
Yes. That's the ticket. It couldn't possibly be that we are evil and need redemption and then to monitor ourselves. That would be too hard to accept about ourselves. It's the guns. That's it....
I can't take much more boys and girls
this country is a mess............so now we lecture during football games about an issue he knows nothing about....leave the law abiding gun owners out of this
how about focus on the bad guys who mow down anyone and everyone eh bob?
I would like to know how Costas knows and is certain that Belcher would still be alive if guns were banned. Is he omniscient or psychic?
It just so happens that my husband took our 11 year old to the shooting range this weekend! Her second visit!!! She did hit a bulls-eye!!!!!
Another left wing liberal spouting left wing talking points and using a tragedy for political gain. All when people only wanted to watch a ball game. I wonder if anyone complained?
Another steroid crazed, overpaid professional athlete goes nuts on his trophy shack-up.
Do I know that he was 'steroid crazed'? Of course not but I can be just as speculative as to the reasons for this, as all the 'media' we are going to listen to for weeks.
So Bob, would Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman still be alive today if guns were banned? NO! Because OJ didn't use a gun, jacka$$! All because a gun is more convenient does not mean the NFL player jerk would not have used a knife or bat or something else if he didn't have a gun.
When I watch football, I do not want to hear someones commentary on their antigun ideas. It was a horrible thing that took place in K.C., but that had nothing to do with the sunday night football game. Keep Mr. Costas to commenting on the game or move him to MSNBC with the rest of the antigun nuts.
1) It's a sports program, azzwipe, talk about sports.
2) You are a typical northeast communist media mouthpiece. Shut the F up about stuff you know NOTHING about.
3) The gun killed no one. A person killed his girlfriend and himself. Sorry about his girlfriend, glad he's gone. he's a waste of space and oxygen.
God bless and help us as we rid this country of useless communists like Costas.
News flash, he didn't call for the banning of guns. He didn't even mention gun control. You right wing idiots are so oblivious it's painful.
P.S. Half of his statement WAS A QUOTE FROM SOMEBODY ELSE
You must have missed the part where costas said he agreed with Whitlock, and would just quote what he said. Liberals and their word games. He and Whitlock blamed these deaths on guns. Said it wouldn't happen without guns. What do you think that means?! Ban guns!!
Oh, it was all a big misunderstanding. Bob really does believe Americans should have the right to bare arms. Silly me.
"P.S. Half of his statement WAS A QUOTE FROM SOMEBODY ELSE".
That he chose to parrot in the middle of a ball game, or is that point lost on you. Weapons are weapons and anything can be used as one. This was a direct reference to restricting hand guns, by him, that point should be more than obvious.
@LogicalThinker257: Interesting that you'd choose the handle you did. Hmmm. I went back and watched the video of Costas's comments. Boy, I guess you're kind of splitting hairs here, Logical. Costas didn't use the terms "gun control" or "banning guns". What he did do was quote a teammate's words, stating that in this instance, he's in agreement with him. And the teammate's words didn't use the above-mentioned words (in quotes). But are you telling us that the point of his words didn't revolve around what he called our country's "gun culture"? And that he didn't say that if the shooter didn't own a gun, they'd all still be alive today? How exactly are you reading or hearing those words? Sounds to me like you just want to pick a fight perhaps?