The hypocrisy of elitist twerps, such as Bob Costas

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Armed protection for me, but not for thee:

Bob Costas’ gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point — he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns).

If you’ve ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger).

Those policeman and security personnel are there to preserve order and to protect their assets, be they football players, football coaches, or the celebrities and news anchors in attendance.

In this, Costas is much like other elitists who’ve recklessly criticized guns in past, all the while living behind a wall of guns for the benefits it brings.

So, it’s a-okay for Costas (or his NBC bosses) to pay hired guns to protect  him, but not for the average American to own one to protect himself? Check. Got it. (And isn’t he worried one of them might snap under the pressure of the “gun culture?”)

Limousine liberals. From inside their bubble, they know what’s best for you, peasant.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Armed security at stadiums is understandable; some people go there for the express purpose of making public fools of themselves. But the terrorist and whack job threats are very real. When they snap they alone will set the time, place, and circumstances and those also armed at least stand a fighting chance. It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need it and not have it.

  2. LCVRWC says:

    Costas has replied to critics of his comments. Here is the article from the LA dog trainer:
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-bob-costas-jovan-belcher-20121205,0,6269606.story
    What cracks me up is this quote:

    Give me one example of an athlete — I know it’s happened in society — but give me one example of a professional athlete who by virtue of his having a gun, took a dangerous situation and turned it around for the better.

    What is so short-sighted about his thought is he apparently has forgotten that professional athletes *are* a part of society. I suppose what he’s saying is athlete’s don’t need to protect themselves.

    I suppose Costas has forgotten what happened to Sean Taylor five years ago. Had Taylor had a gun, he might still be playing for the Redskins.