Bob Costas is one of my favorite sports announcers. I freely admit this. I know he’s one of those announcers that spark either hatred or fanaticism from sports fans; my response is fanaticism. My preference is baseball, but I could sit and listen to Costas call any game.
This past week, after the tragic news of murder/suicide from the Kansas City Chiefs, Costas opened his mouth and agreed with this article that calls for increased gun control, arguing that if we had more gun control laws, Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins would still be alive. That’s quite an assumption!
He could have killed her with a baseball bat. Should we make baseball bats harder to buy?
He could have killed her with a tire iron. Maybe we need more tire iron laws.
He could have killed her with a pickle jar. (click the link and scroll down)
He could have run her over with his car. Shall we outlaw cars?
A man his size could have killed her with his bare hands.
The point in all of this is that if Belcher wanted to kill Kasandra Perkins, he didn’t need a gun to do it. But when he used a gun to do this awful deed, gun grabbers jump at the opportunity to call for less freedom through more gun control laws.
As if criminals obey those gun control laws.