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Sunday Night Football anti-gun sermon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MaterDei, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. MaterDei

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    Bob Costas' anti-gun diatribe

    Bob just used the terrible incident in K.C. as an excuse to go on an anti-gun rant during the halftime show of the Sunday Night Football game. He specifically blamed our 'gun culture' for what happened.

    Sickening.
     
  2. IdealFugacity

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    I was already commenting in a text to a friend how pretentious his script was before it suddenly took a hard left into anti-gun rant. Wow. That was awful.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9650 using Tapatalk
     
  3. larryh1108

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    So, I am watching Sunday Night Football and it is halftime. They discuss the tragedy of the KC player who killed his girlfriend and then himself Saturday. A tragedy we'll never understand. All of our thoughts go out to all the people affected by this tragedy.

    To sum up the sermon after the remarks from the coach and players, the analyst preached how being able to own a handgun was a huge reason this tragedy occured. He stated, simply, that if he was not able to own a handgun, there would have been no murder and suicide. He said that. Now, I was appalled that they aired this soap box sermon on the show. We all know that if he wanted to end her life as well as his own, he could have chosen any number of ways to do it. They painted the gun as being the evil, not the shooter. I'm in shock.

    Anyone else see it and have a comment? I'm speechless.
     
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    Just saw that. I'm not surprised at all. It is NBC.
     
  5. TurkeyOak

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    A boy just shot his dad who was a professor at Casper College. He used a bow & arrow, then stabbed him, then killed himself with the knife.
    Earlier he stabbed his dad's girl friend too death.
    3 lives lost, 0 handguns.
     
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    Not a shocker at all. I wonder if Bob Costas owns a handgun.

    Brief quote as posted on Democratic Underground:

    "Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it."

    No mention of the fact that 99.9% of handgun owners don't fit this description.
     
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    was just going to post on that, how can that dweeb say if Jovan Belcher didn't have a HANDGUN he and his girlfriend would still be alive?
    But then again it is NBC.
    But the point is the clown used a show that will get more attention than if it was just a regular news show.
     
  8. TurkeyOak

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    Meanwhile in Wyoming a kid shot his professor dad at Casper College with a bow & arrow. He finished him off with a knife, then killed himself with the knife.
    Earlier he stabbed his dad's girlfriend to death.
    3 deaths, 0 handguns.
     
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    You can't use reason, logic, or facts on liberals. They will not accept it.
     
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    Stupidity knows no limits. Way to go Bob!!
     
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    I also heard the rant. Seems like everyone in the media is an "expert" on human behavior and what is "good" for us. I am sick of these self -appointed experts preaching to us. Apparently it is very "chic" and "in" these days to be anti-firearms. Having owned and used firearms for over 50 years without ever harming anyone I find it offensive to hear a crackpot voice his dribble over the tv like he somehow knows something. Plenty of room for him in some other country where people have no rights. He needs to leave and will not be missed.
     
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    I just went to the NBC site and wrote them that Costas needs to be fired or they will lose a 57 year old consumer with money to spend on their advertisers if that's the stance NBC takes. If everyone here goes to NBC.com and goes to contact us and sends a letter of complaint, maybe Costas will be forced to eat his words on TV and then be fired. That was as bad as anything I've heard on a prime time program. Saying the gun was the evil was totally out of line. He should be humiliated and then fired.
     
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    Who needs Costas or the NFL?
     
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    Sounds like a letter/email campaign is in order to NBC.
     
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    Absolutey, I am in. I turned the game off as soon as I heard him start quoting Jason Whitlock.
     
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    I USED to be a Costas fan...:(
     
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    I was just going to start a thread too. What an idiotic comment by Costas. So convenient how these liberals never report on all the cases where guns are used to save lives in self defense. Maybe if Belcher's girlfriend had her ccw she'd be alive today..... Who knows? (Not blaming her of course ).
     
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    He USED this tragedy to voice his own agenda. He USED NBC to deliver it. He should be fired and publically humiliated.
     
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    As a KC resident, I find the incident very upsetting.

    He thanked the General Manager and Romeo Crennel for giving him an opportunity before taking his life in front of them.

    This young man must have been deeply troubled and somehow, he has slipped through the cracks. This was an unnecessary loss of human lives.

    Although I disagree with the message conveyed at the half time show, I am not sure how ranting about it on THR is at all productive.

    He left a 3 month old child behind that will never know her parents.
     
  20. Upstater

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    I just sent my letter, that was totally horrendous and misuse of his position and he should at least be forced to apologize to the public for this unacceptable behavior.
     
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    Brady Quinn was so dead on in his post game comments. It's a shame that everyone is so socially inept due to modern technology and staring at a screen all day that we don't even recognize that someone close to us has a problem. Think about that Costas.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the current administration doesn't make an official statement similar to costas and jason whitlock to start stirring the pot.
     
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    The concept that a human being determined to commit murder and suicide won't use any means necessary to accomplish their goal is a symptom of an inability to accept reality. Insanity is defined as the inability to accept reality.
    Thank you Bob Costas for proving to the world that you are mentally ill.
     
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    Heard the Rant and promptly changed the channel. I enjoy football but will no longer watch it on NBC. I will be writing to the NFL regarding this also. It will probably fall on deaf ears but I don't care. It was a tragedy that a man decided to end his life and also took the life of his GF. They mentioned nothing of the 2+ million lives saved or situations defused at minimum each year by gun owners. Until we stop blaming the tool rather than the perpetrator they will not learn. :fire:
     
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    Dear Bob Costas,
    It’s been said many times before but I’ll say it again; matches don’t make people burn down houses, pencils don’t make you misspell words, just the same way owning a gun doesn’t makes you kill people. Just because you own a gun it doesn’t make you a killer, in fact most people who own guns LEGALLY are law abiding, upstanding, and productive members of our society. It’s a shame that the anti-gun movement does not realize that gun control is not the answer castration is.
     
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