In the wake of tragedy, count on the emergence of gun-banning elitists
NBC broadcaster Bob Costas took advantage of his 90-second halftime segment on “Sunday Night Football” to advocate for gun control. His comments came on the heels of this past weekend’s tragic murder/suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.
Belcher shot and killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his infant daughter, later turning the gun on himself.
Costas’ rant paraphrased and quoted extensively from this commentary by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock, concluding with this line: “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
In the aftermath of the tragic event, we get oversimplification, social agenda and anti-Second Amendment rhetoric. Unfailingly, tragedy — driven by unknown, personal demons — propels the gun control fanatics out of the woodwork.
The NRA’s Chris Cox vigorously responded to the bashing of gun owners with this editorial in the Daily Caller. And conservative rocker Ted Nugent, would have none of it, taking to Twitter to criticize Costas, saying,“ We thought Bob Costas was smarter than that. Only fools blame tools instead of human failings. Shame Bob.”
But the prevailing “wisdom” of the left is to take on the Second Amendment and its advocates.
Here is nimble party-switcher New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg being interviewed after the theatre massacre in Aurora, Colorado.
Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed the horrific shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others on Rush Limbaugh and “vitriol,” saying AZ has become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”
And here, for those who may have missed this agenda-driven display, we have anti-Second Amendment pontificator, Bob Costas: