Perhaps America's 90 million gunowners should be grateful to sports pundit Bob Costas for exposing how ignorant the mainstream media is about guns and gun laws in his now infamous 90-second halftime soundbite that serves as insightful commentary today.
Costas, quoting heavily during Dec. 2's Sunday Night Football halftime on NBC from a column by foxsports.com's Jason Whitlock about Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide, ignored the crime and the victim, dismissed assigning blame to criminals who commit crimes, and opted instead to make an emotional appeal for gun control by exclusively blaming guns and the "gun culture" without mentioning domestic violence, NFL brain injuries, or substance abuse.
Costas' sermon didn't go over well with a wide range of people beyond gunowners, including women and domestic violence advocates, according to S.E. Cupp in a Dec. 5 New York Daily News column.
Costas' "absurd and irresponsible diatribe" made it "all too easy to ignore the bigger story of domestic violence and train everyone’s attention on the gun instead," Cupp writes. "The grossly irresponsible aspect of Costas’ screed against guns is that in one fell swoop, he gave us all permission to blame the weapon instead of the perpetrator."
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