**Posted by Phineas
By now most everyone has heard of the terrible events of last Saturday, when Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, who was also the mother of his child, and then killed himself at the Chiefs’ facility.
There are many ways to deal appropriately with such a monstrous happening. Nowhere to be found among them, however, is the exploitation of death to score cheap political points. That would be a low, disgraceful thing to do.
And NBC’s Bob Costas is just the self-important twerp to do it:
Costas used this article by sportswriter Jason Whitlock as the basis for his “sermon.”
To say Costas’ screed was filled with anti-Second Amendment nonsense from top to bottom would be an insult to nonsense itself. Seriously, Bob? If people didn’t own guns, things like this wouldn’t happen? By that fatuous blob of illogic, should we then ban bows and arrows, wire, and cars? And maybe hands and feet, too? Get rid of all those, and we’ll keep even more people from being murdered! Costas and Whitlock save the world!
Breitbart’s John Nolte gets it right:
Just like prohibition can’t stop people who want drugs from getting drugs, all anti-gun laws do is ensure that the law-abiding are at a disadvantage against criminals who know their victims are unarmed.
Every day people in this country are killed at the hands of cars, knives, and alcohol. No one on the left wants to ban or put waiting periods and harsh restrictions on any of those. Every day people in this country die due to illegal drug use and illicit sex — two kinds of behavior many on the left glamorize and encourage through popular culture and bowing before the likes of Sandra Fluke.
But our guns they want; and they want them so badly that literally before the bodies at the scene of some awful tragedy have had time to cool, the likes of a NBC, Bob Costas or Piers Morgan refuse to wait to exploit this murder and loss and grief with their illogical, unconstitutional, and un-American emotional appeals aimed at the only line of defense between tyranny, anarchy, and personal safety — an armed citizenry.
Leftists like Costas and Piers don’t give a damn about the dead or those grieving the dead. And they surely don’t care about saving lives or they would be just as strident and insufferable when it came to alcohol and illicit sex. This debate has only and ever been about control.
And they do this in the most unctuous, sanctimonious way possible, transforming a crime –this started as murder, let’s not forget– into a “tragedy” in which everyone is a victim, including the killer, and from which we should learn a lesson.
Let’s be honest here: a gun was not responsible for the deaths of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Only Jovan Belcher is responsible. He chose to gun down his girlfriend and the mother of his child, and he chose to kill himself. The gun was merely his tool. Restricting or outright banning gun ownership would have done nothing except force Belcher to look for another tool.
But logic and truth don’t matter to the Costas and Whitlocks of the world. There’s an agenda to push, after all.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)