NRA responds to Costas’ gun-control agenda

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:


8 Responses to NRA responds to Costas’ gun-control agenda

  1. eubykdisop says:

    I was a member of the NRA until they endorsed John McCain. When I called them to complain, they told me that they were a “single issue” organization. The NRA also endorsed Jeff Flake and LaPierre even came here to Arizona to promote Flake. What does the NRA think is going to happen to gun rights if “One World Republicrats” implement their agenda? It’s just a matter of time before McCain and Flake turn on the 2nd Amendment.

    • American Patriot says:

      I not only quit for the same reason, euby, but I called the NRA and told them exactly why. I then joined Gun Owners of America (GOA).

      Their take? Read “Kasandra Needed a Gun.”
      You can join here for only $20 a year. These memberships are also great holiday gifts.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, American Patriot!

        Yeah, I told the NRA why I was leaving too!

        Been getting email solicitations from GOA. Sounded good but was waiting a while to determine if they were the real deal or merely a Liberal front maquerading as Conservative. In their solicitations, they rip the NRA for all the right reasons!

  2. Pima Pal says:

    When I heard the first words of Costas’ rant, I quickly realized it was more of the same. Those on the left have become very adept at using tragedies to promote their anti-gun views. Liberal Democrat Dupnik is Exhibit One in the specimen case. Here in Tucson he is usually referred to as Dumbnik.

  3. Annie O. says:

    Obviously, Bobby wanted to demonstrate that he really was deserving of his award from liberal ASU Cronkite School of Journalism.
    Just listening to the news, it appears most of these abusers use what is most ‘handy’, their brute strength and two hands.
    Great line “only fools blame tools”!!

  4. Devon Taig says:

    Two questions come to mind:
    (1) Do Costas’s first amendment rights matter as much as your second amendment rights?
    (2) In the second amendment, what exactly do the words “well regulated” mean?

  5. chick20112011 says:

    We can’t forget Bloomy’s little AZ undercover operation a month after the Tucson shootings.

  6. Brandy Baron says:

    Don’t blame poor Costas… blame the microphone. lol