Dec/04
2012

#BobCostasLogic For Imbeciles: Did You Ever Try Thinking For Yourself?

Bob Costas is probably next on the NRA hit list. Because as All-American as the NRA is, they absolutely despise when someone exercises their freedom to denounce The Cult of The Gun.

In the aftermath of the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Bob Costas used "Sunday Night Football's" halftime show to rail against American gun culture. (UPI)

It didn't take long, however, for the bassh0les to get revved up. Including one ("I promised to leave America but turned chicken when the time came") Ted Nugent. Anti-fanbois and fangurrls started posting rhetoric that was about as original as a school lunch, and about that interesting. Of course it's easy to try and get your 15 minutes of fame by hating. It's much harder to stand up for what you believe in and say so live on national television.

?Our current gun culture,? Whitlock wrote, ?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. 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. ... If [Jovan Belcher] didn?t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."

I dare any of you sniping assrags to dispute the fact of the final sentence. Belcher killed himself and his girlfriend because it was easy. GUNS MAKE KILLING EASY. That's what Costas was trying to say. It's not like you can dispute that. The level of effort for stabbing, bludgeoning, or even poisoning someone is far higher, harder and more thought consuming. Pulling the trigger is something anyone can do, even a child.

So for all you "Logic" losers out there, how many of you can actually come up with an intelligent defense? Something more than a cute quip or rehashed snark? But I will agree on one thing, Guns don't kill, fucking morons kill. The problem is there's too many of you out there.

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Comment from: odessa [Member] Email
I can't say I necessarily agree with Whitlock's last statement. Belcher could have selected any number of weapons to kill his girlfriend then himself. Knives and blunt objects are easy to acquire and a man of Belcher's size could have easily overcome his girlfriend. Just last month someone used a bow and arrow type of weapon carry out a murder/suicide. Belcher then drove to commit suicide in front of his team's general manager, during that time he could have changed his mind if he were inclined. He could have used a knife, hung himself or ran off a cliff to commit suicide if he didn't have a gun.

On the flip, if he didn't have a gun and his girlfriend did, this story may have ended very differently.

Society does not take mental health issues as seriously as it should. It also stigmatizes those that reach out for help, and the bigger and more macho the guy, the bigger the stigma. If Mr. Belcher reacted to conflict in a more constructive way, if he had been able to reach out for help rather than lash out in violence, if Jovan and Kasandra may have sat down and had a discussion, both might be alive. Poor anger control is just as much to blame as a gun or a "moron".
12/05/12 @ 21:34