Our friend Michael Walsh pointed out another issue with Bob Costas’ opinion on gun control. In short, Costas doesn’t know jack about firearms.
Super-scary “semi-automatic” weapons are those that require a separate pull of the trigger to fire each round — just like a completely non “semi-automatic” weapon like a revolver.
Good eye Mike. So either Costas is OK with us having single shot, single action pistols in our home for self defense, or more likely he was referring to fully automatic (machine guns) and/or select-fire weapons that have burst or full auto capabilities.
Let’s assume – my goodness why am I doing this – Costas was referring to the full auto rifles you see in the military movies. Does Costa know you can’t just buy one of those at the gun store with your permit, FID card or standard background check? You absolutely can not buy a new one, and buying used requires federal ATF involvement including a huge tax stamp bill and extensive background check.
That’s right, you have not been able to buy a machine gun since 1934! Does Costas realize how utterly rare it is for a machine gun to be used in a crime in the United States?
So Mike showed Costas does not know what he’s speaking about, and even after taking the time to clarify what Costas probably meant, I proved again Costas does not know what he’s talking about.
Hey Mike, next time you’re back in Connecticut let’s pick up Vicevich and go shooting. I’ll bring some of those super-scary “semi-automatic” weapons.
Morning Update: By the way Mr. Costas, Jovan Belcher did not use a full auto machine gun to kill the mother of his child, he used a handgun. He’s all over the place in his “clarification” isn’t he?