I’m pretty certain the next thing we will hear from Bob Costas’ spokesman is that he has received death threats*. Late yesterday afternoon, we heard from a spokesman that Costas really did not say what we all heard him say.
From USA Today.
… NBC spokesman Greg Hughes says,”In a short (on-air) time period he can cover only one aspect of a complicated issue. So he quoted (columnist Jason Whitlock) about the gun culture and an almost Wild West attitude in parts of this country. He is pro-sensible gun reform and pro-attitude adjustment on guns.”
Oh my. Now they bring up the “Wild West” which exists exclusively in the minds of the anti-gun crowd. They really think the Wild West was like it is portraid in Clint Eastwood and John Wayne Westerns!
Since he opened his mouth on the issue and we all misunderstood him, let’s hear him explain what the heck he’s talking about. Exactly what does he consider “sensible gun reform and pro-attitude adjustment on guns?”
Monday, NBC spokesman Hughes added that Costas is “in favor of people owning guns to hunt and carrying them in reasonably controlled circumstances.”
Oh thank you Bob! Carrying in reasonably controlled circumstances? What the heck does that mean?
How about a mother at home on the second floor protecting her children as a home invader is coming up the stairs with a knife? A woman walking home at night after work being stalked by two predators looking to assault her? How about a man getting mugged after he leaves an ATM vestibule?
Those situations are not reasonable or controlled, but I’ll admit I have no idea what the heck Costas is talking about. But there is one thing that I do know. In all three of my examples, a firearm seen could de-escalate the situation immediately … without one round being fired.
Costas it seems, is perfectly fine limiting concealed or open carry. That said, he needs to explain his war on women since he would refuse the right to allow them to protect themselves the way they see fit. He’ll need to explain why the possible assault or death of a mother and child in Joplin, Mo. would be acceptable to him.
Costas would need to explain why it’s acceptable that a 69 year-old man be robbed and possibly stabbed to death in Modesto, Calif by a known criminal who attacked him in his garage. Explain why it would be acceptable for a 63 year-old woman to be cut up and possibly killed with a keyhole saw in her bedroom in Bessemer, Ala.
He’ll need to explain why the possible rape and murder of a 12 year-old girl in Oklahoma City, Okla. would be acceptable to him. The robbery and possible death of a pizza delivery guy by a career felon in Springfield, Ohio. The possible death of a pharmacist in Winslow, N.J. The assault or possible death of a real estate agent at work in Everett, Wash.
Costas will need to explain why a small group of senior citizens walking on the street in St. Louis – who gave in to the demands of a gun-toting felon – should not have the ability to defend themselves after the robber took their stuff, walked away and then turned back towards the group.
He’ll also need to explain why it would be OK for you to defend yourself within your home, but as soon as you walk out of your house, law-abiding citizens need to immediately put themselves at a disadvantage compared to violent criminals who want to do harm.
Explain it Bob. How many people must die? How many deaths are acceptable to you? Costas, like many gun-control mayors out there, would rather see you robbed, beaten, raped or killed than allow you to carry a gun for self defense.
The collective mind of the anti-gun crowd works on emotion and emotion alone … if we could just make all the handguns disappear.
*Any threats Costas receives should be treated as serious, and the person or persons who send such threats should be dealt with according to the law. Don’t be an idiot.
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