According to Bob Costas, Jason Whitlock and other gun control zealots, all the woes and evil that exists in the world begins and ends with the gun.
First we have Jason Whitlock, who wrote an inane article blaming the “insanity” of our gun culture. Yes, because apparently firearms all make us raving lunatics. He writes:
Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.
Hey Whitlock, here’s a revelation for you, BAD THINGS HAPPEN. They happen because life is sometimes messy and violent and dangerous. And no amount of gun control is going to change that. The opposite is true in fact, more gun control equals more violence. How do I know that? Because I can look to Chicago and see blood actually running in the streets in a city with a complete ban on carrying firearms. All gun bans do is leave the innocent as prey for the wicked.
Guess what? Criminals do not listen, will not listen…that’s because they are CRIMINALS.
Now, during Sunday Night Football’s half time show we have Bob Costas parroting your bigotry. He would chirp your ideas for the viewing public stating:
That is the message I wish Chiefs players, professional athletes and all of us would focus on Sunday and moving forward. 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.
By all means Bob, let’s not accept that there will always be a minority who abuse something. No, let us instead deny the MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of law abiding citizens their rights just because the media has over sensationalized a few incidents in order to pump up the ratings. Not only is this insincere it is pathetic and disgusting.
And the conclusion that Costas and Whitlock both seem to come to, that Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend would both be alive today if their were no gun involved is spurious at best and an outright lie meant to further their gun control argument at worst. One need look no further than professional Wrestler Chris Benoit to see how such an incident plays out when a gun is not present. Despite what the liberal gun grabbing media would have us believe, double murder suicides can and do happen without guns. Violence happens without guns. The violence is in the heart not the handgun.
The truth is that no law will stop a criminal from doing a criminal act. The sad truth is that even a good person may do something evil. But that’s life. We shouldn’t infringe upon the god given rights of the masses because of the failings of a minority.
Despite the best attempts of the nanny state, entitlement pushing, socialist leaning current leaders of this country, this is still America where we take responsibility for our own actions. Pawning off Belcher’s failings on a handgun by Costas and Whitlock is craven and such attempts should be shunned.