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Bob Costas defends gun control rant

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In Saturday, as many of you know, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in her home and then drove to the Chiefs practice facility where he took his own life in front of the team's general manager and head coach. A lot has been written about that already and new information keeps coming is, so anything I write here will be dated pretty quickly. There are a lot of better places to get info on that if you care to than a TV news site, anyways.

Bob Costas commented on the situation during halftime of NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Quoting from an article written by sportswriter (and general buffoon) Jason Whitlock, Costas gave his opinion about the state of "gun culture" that exists within America. Critics jumped all over Costas' comments, calling them uninformed and inappropriate. 

Costas defended his comments to the New York Times in an interview with the New York Times.

"I am emphatically not backing off from anything I said," he said. "I think most reasonable people think we do not have sufficient controls on the availability of guns and ammunition."

Costas believes that legislation and a change in gun culture are needed.

Fox News attacked his comments, with Megyn Kelly saying that Costas needed to look at O.J. Simpson as an example of guns not being the problem.

"He went over there with a knife. He murdered his ex-wife and her friend. You know there are other weapons besides guns and people who are determined to kill, will likely kill," she said.

 


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Show:
- NBC Sunday Night Football
Person:
- Megyn Kelly
Network:
- NBC
- FOX NEWS channel

Written by: Hamatosan
Dec 4th, 2012, 3:23 am

lordkinbote

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Message Posted On Dec 5th, 2012, 1:29 am

Bob can voice his opinioni if he wants.  Nothing illegal or even offensive about what he said.  Not sure why, if you are not a gun manufacturer, you should be any way upset over what he said.  Bob's been doing his job for a LONG time, I think a lot of people care what he thinks.  People only wanna hear celebrities personal thoughts when they agree with their own.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 9:37 am
boycott NBC totally and all there sponsores till costas is gone and NBC gets of the antigun BS
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 9:04 am
F U Bob who gives a damn what you think
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 7:46 am
I watch football for the sport, not someones personal agenda, or political stance. Do your job!
Logman

Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 6:33 am
Bob Costas should keep his personal comments to himself while on the job ! Or move to Canada with their strick gun control if he does not support the 2nd admendment.
bad_subject

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Message Posted On Dec 4th, 2012, 4:07 am

Brave man. Good for him for standing by his comments.

 

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