Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Costas Halftime Commentary Anti-Handgun

Bob Costas' Sunday Night Football Halftime Commentary stands by Jason Whitlock, formerly of the Kansas City Star, in response to the weekend murder-suicide by Chiefs linebacker Jovan Becher. 
Costas begins with the typical made for TV drama discussing "perspective" without ever putting a stamp on individuals who need tramatic events to "put things into perspective". Personally, I think it would've come off much greater with something like "Please, those who need tragedies to continually re-calibrate their sense of perspective, Stop Reproducing." 
Costas then went on to quote Whitlock's commentary ; "Our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. And 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. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here is what I believe - if Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today." 
Such a dramatic summary! I do agree with what handguns in the possession of the unstable population creates...SUPERMAN. A glock on the hip gives the ability to stand where one should run, speak rather than walk away, and go places one shouldn't, you know basic "common sense". However, it is my right and I want to keep it.
I just have two things to say to Mr. Whitlock and Costas regarding "if Jovan didn't possess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today."..."O""J".

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