Bob Costas appeared to bring politics into the NFL broadcast booth on Sunday night, saying better gun control could have prevented the horrific murder-suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.Right. Right. Because a dfensive linebacker who was 6'2", weighed 228lbs and had 193 careet tackles was not going to be able to whack his 22 year old girlfriend without a gun. [/sarcasm]
Costas delivered his nationally televised message by paraphrasing part of a column written by Jason Whitlock on FoxSports.com. In the column, Whitlock writes: "What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."
The guy's day job was to go out and hit people. He worked in a sport where the idea of hitting people is to knock them out of the game.
What bugs me is that if you listen to the bleating of the gun-control crowd, you'd think that the world was an utterly peaceful place until the invention of the handgonne. Which even a minute's worth of perusing of human history will show to be utterly false.