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Douche of the Week: Bob Costas

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Updated: December 3, 2012
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By RU Contributor Mad Medic

On Saturday, a “tragedy” struck the Kansas City Chiefs when their linebacker Jovan Belcher Killed his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead stadium where he waited until the General Manager, Scott Pioli, and head coach Romeo Crennel showed up. He thanked them for a chance in the NFL and proceeded to spread his brains all over the pavement. Everyone seemed really sad about this, completely forgetting that the guy killed his girlfriend before he did himself in. KC fans shed tears, held up signs about how sad they were that their linebacker was gone, and everyone felt the need to comment on how tragic this whole affair was.

One of those people was Bob Costas. During a halftime segment—with God Bless America playing in the background, no less—Bob decided he would use his microphone and national air time on NBC to plug the fact that America has a severe case of ADD and needs to get serious about gun control. He went on to quote a sports writer out of KC that pretty much says “if you get a handgun people die.” The segment was only 90 seconds long and ol’ Bob wasted no time in bedouching himself. At the end of the segment, still quoting the sports writer, he suggests that if Belcher did not have a gun, he and his girlfriend, Susan Perkins, would still be alive today.

Ok Bob, first off you weren’t even original enough to use your own words. You had to choose some nobody sports writer that no one outside the world of sports commentating knows to plug the fact that we’re all incapable of acting responsibly with firearms? You couldn’t say, maybe, “I don’t agree with this writer on everything, here’s what he said, here’s what I have to say.” No, if there’s any blow-back for the way you worded your argument it’ll fall on him; not you, right? What really gets me is that he probably had some poor researcher going through Sunday papers looking for this little tidbit. If you were serious about it you could at least have the courage to use your own words and not hide behind the words of a guy who is way outside his lane.

Worse than that, though, Costas’ display of mental midgitry was somehow perfectly acceptable to the Brass at NBC. You can tell he was reading off a teleprompter, which means that his producers gave him the ok. Now, apparently, everybody that owns a handgun is going to go kill their girlfriend and then themselves, and young people everywhere will be dead in the streets because we are not rational enough not to pull out a gun and start blasting away every time we have an argument.

Bull Freaking Shit! I carried around a scary looking “Assault Weapon” for nearly 2 years of my life in a combat zone. I used that weapon to protect myself, my platoon, and my patients (even if they weren’t American or had just tried to kill me and mine). I got in disagreements all the time but never used my weapon in anger.

As an NRA certified instructor in Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, and Muzzle Loader, I can tell you if you follow three really basic rules, no one will get hurt, ever. Even if you’re not following two out of the three, the third will save you every time. I can also tell you that if you take guns seriously and stop treating them like props in your effort to look more bad ass, you will able to safely use them to defend you and yours. It’s not Pistols, it’s not Shotguns, it’s not Rifles, or “Assault Weapons” that are killing people—it’s people. More often than not, people don’t respect guns in the first place, and have never bothered to get the training required to use them properly. But I’m sure Bob has never fired a gun in his life. He probably falls into that “guns are scary death machines” crowd, which is why he felt that this little blurb was perfectly ok.

There’s a lot of things I could ask Bob. For instance, England has almost totally banned personal gun use, and yet their crime rate is out of control; why do you think that is? If you compare the violent crime rate in Texas to the violent crime rate in California, California beats Texas hands down. Yet the People’s Republic of California has incredibly strict gun laws, whereas Texas, as long as you know your own name you can get pretty much any type of gun you want. Why do you think that is? This isn’t some piece of pro-gun propaganda. The stats are there, and they make the truth painfully hard to ignore. So why do you think that is, Bob? Maybe if you have the belief that everyone is armed, and if you act the fool, you’re going to get an overdose of lead might encourage people not to act the fool? Nah, couldn’t be that.

Better yet, people get stabbed all the time, people burn to death and tire irons are used to cause blunt force trauma. Do you think that we should remove knives, tire irons, and fire from people’s ability to acquire? Perhaps we should also ban cars because they cause thousands of deaths every year (much more than guns I might add)? Or should we ban the sun, because it causes skin cancer? Hey, let’s ban spoons because they make people fat. Now there is a perfectly valid argument as to why you should maybe prevent the average person from owning an M-60, but COME ON BOB! The 2nd Amendment, thankfully, protects our right to protect ourselves, and is also thankfully not subject to the whims of douchebags.

The Law gives me the right to own a firearm and to discharge that firearm if I feel my life is in danger (unless you’re in Michigan, California, and New York, to name a few). But here’s a more important question for Bob. Why do you think the Framers felt that it was such an important part of the fundamental rights of “We the People,” that they made the right to bear arms the 2nd amendment? Why put it in the Bill of Rights at all? We have Police, National Guard, and all those folks to protect us, right? Well look at the average police response times of 15 minutes. That’s usually 14 minutes and 30 seconds too late. And I’m just spit-balling here Bob, but what if the United States Government were to somehow become oppressive towards the fundamental rights of the individual? You’d be hollering for those guns, wouldn’t you? More than that, why don’t you think anyone has been stupid enough to try to invade America since 1814? Here’s a thought Bob, instead of trying to ban guns completely, what if we made sure people got the proper training so that people knew how to use them correctly, and to respect them? You think that might be more effective at deterring gun violence?

Mr. Costas, you’re not even that good at sports commentating. You should probably stay in your lane and leave the social commentary to others who don’t suck at it. If you truly believed what you said last night, then you would have used your own words not someone else’s. Belcher made his choices in life; he made the choice to kill his girlfriend, and then he made the choice not to face the music. We don’t know what caused him to shoot her, but it’s just as likely if he was dead set on killing her, he would have found a way. You have beclowned yourself by your half-assed attempt to put a spin on the issues facing us. It’s painfully clear that you have OD’d on Vitamin Douche, and you need to shut your pie hole before you hurt yourself with your own stupidity.

 

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41 Comments

  1. Wade Wilson

    December 4, 2012 at 1:16 am

    That was beautiful and well-said. Fuck Bob Costas and all the spineless douchebags that are ruining this nation.

  2. Marc Ferris

    December 4, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Agreed.

    I learned a painful lesson about making statements before all of the facts (or as many facts are possible to know) are in. While Uncle Bob ran his mouth about scary guns others were using the shooting to push the head-trauma and concussion agenda.

    I don’t know all of the facts, but statistically guys who shoot the mother of their baby are usually huge assholes. This may come as a shock, but football players have been known to use performance-enhancing drugs. These drugs also cause hyper-aggression which goes unnoticed because they are large men who make a living running into each other, pushing each other down, and hitting each other with their bodies.
    We won’t know until the toxicology report comes back. Either way, the gun happened to be there, and if there was no gun it would have been a knife, a screw driver, or something else like his bare hands.

    Bob’s entitled to his opinion, but unfortunately it’s not one based on facts of any kind. This is unfortunate as Costas joins the ranks of journalists who will require a quantity of salt whenever I see a story from them.

    • SSG Becker

      December 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      How about just sticking with the fact that the guy was an asshole! Performance enhancing drugs have zero to do with it! Everybody wants to attach some excuse to mitigate these actions. There are two scenarios, both of which mean the guy was an asshole. He either was a jealous over-controlling prick and killed her because he couldn’t handle her or she was a floozy gold digger that broke his heart, and he killed her so no one else could have her. Either way he is a douchebag of very large proportions. Why does his status as an athlete who plays football have anything to do with why this occurred?

      • Gunship Load

        December 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

        SSG Becker,

        Perhaps his status as an athlete is the only reason we heard anything about it. My hope is that the national attention of the suicide will gain more attention to the suicide rate of our military.

  3. Amber Anderton

    December 4, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Wow, I am at a total loss for your void of compassion. This man shot his SO 9 times, and offed himself, leaving his infant daughter an orphan. I am glad that you are focusing on the Costas’ opinion instead of the horrific turn of events.

    Ten years ago my aunt was the victim of a murder suicide. It was one of the most painful and confusing things that has happened in my life. This is a reminder of that pain. I hope you have a flash of humanity and realize that you are the one acting like a douche. How can you put a human life lower on a the scale of importance gun rights?

    • Quickburn

      December 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

      It’s sad, yes. But Costas is Douchetastic in his use of this incident in pursuit of a narrow agenda. Shot 9 times you say? That’s significant in the level of aggression directed toward her. All men are violent, so maybe all men need to be banned. Sincere condolences for your loss. However you need to realize that many on this forum have also lost brothers in arms. RTFU or go somewhere else.

    • Parker

      December 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

      A human life IS lower on the scale of the importance of protecting our Constitution. That is why men (and women) have fought and died to protect it since 1789. Costas said, “if Jovan Belcher didn’t posess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today.” I say if Cassandra Perkins had had a gun, she would be alive today.

    • Jason

      December 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      On the contrary his comments state that the douchebag who murdered his wife and then killed himself is of no importance. I’m inclined to agree. If you think some knuckle dragger who decides to commit murder then take the easy way out is more important than the rights of millions of Americans you’re a pretty big fucking douchebag yourself. In fact I’m sad to say that at times I regret my service in the United States Army to protect those rights when I see dipsticks like Bob using his in such a wreckless manner.

    • Antonio Aguilar

      December 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      I’m sorry for your loss, but the gun didn’t kill anyone. The person did. This guy could have just as easily gone the other route of a past NFL player and used a knife, then ODd on something himself. He and his wife would still be dead.

      Guns really don’t kill people, just like hamburgers don’t make people fat and spray paint doesn’t make someone a gang banger. It’s our choices, not the items we use in life, that make us what we are. This guy chose to be a killer, no matter the means he used. The same goes for your aunt’s killer.

    • Ricki Goodfellah

      December 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Look if we also take away the Constitutional right for free speech we can eliminate people saying stupid things. Somehow I dont think that will work any better than taking guns from law abiding citizens. After all OJ made a hell of a mess with a Buck Knife!

      This guy was a brute terrorist who was out drinking and carousing the night before he murdered his Baby’s Mama. The guy did the tax payer a great service by acting as judge, jury, and executioner. I feel bad for the victim of the violence and the victims family.

    • Rangertough

      December 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      I propose that the child will be better off without either of her parents.

      One parent was a douche bag willing to kill his girlfriend so she wouldn’t take his “hard earned” money.

      The other parent didn’t have the sense to leave the douche bag that eventually killed her. Even if she had left that moron statistics state that she would have chosen another like him.

      The child benefits from not being kept in a completely unsuitable environment for 18 !@#$in’ years. The only real effect this is going to have on the daughter is indirect caused entirely by whoever gets custody makeing it the central factor of the kids life.

  4. Dylan Ray

    December 4, 2012 at 2:08 am

    My immediate thoughts during that broadcast segment were ones of outrage and disgust that this sniveling sad excuse for a man was allowed to spew such ignorant BS on such a national platform. Its sad that he’ll get to keep his job and will probably be praised despite trying to oh so blatantly exploit the situation for some asinine personal agenda.

  5. TG Miko

    December 4, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Hold on, there, Mad Medic, there are some serious holes in your arguments: (1) You state that people should get training in the safe use of handguns. Do you mean mandatory training? That’s exactly the kind of thing (legislation affecting weapons) that your organization would howl in protest against (2) England’s allegedly high crime rate: (a) Data, please (b) what KIND of crime? Violent crime? I need to be reassured that you aren’t mixing apples and oranges (3) You state that you carried a weapon in a combat zone for 2 years, and never hurt (the wrong people) accidentally, or on purpose. Well, duh, you’re a trained soldier. I hope our military isn’t sending homicidal nutjobs to Afghanistan. In short, that part of argument is self-contradictory (4) Banning spoons and cars: spoons and cars are not designed for the purpose of killing living things, while that M-16A2 (I am an old man) that I used to lug around is (5) Nobody has invaded America since 1814 because we’re all armed? Ridiculous argument that my 7 year old could rip apart. First of all, we invaded Canada in 1812, and got our asses kicked for that (picture Dolly Madison rolling up and saving the portrait of G Washington before the Brits burned down the White House). Second we invaded Mexico because we felt like it. I suggest you read what Congressman Abraham Lincoln said when we attacked Mexico. (It will make you squirm). In other words, we have a history of invading other countries (with the trained, uniformed military, not with rednecks in pickup trucks, by the way). Oh, and by the way, we have been invaded. We have spent a lot of money on the military in Iraq [(a) to this day, there is no evidence of WMD, the pretext for the war and (b) whatever happened to that $ 1 Billion that literally disappeared after it landed in Baghdad? Nobody in the US Government has ever been held accountable for that charlie foxtrot] that could have been spent on securing the Mexican border, to keep out drugs, illegal aliens etc.

    • Evan Paul

      December 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

      answer to question 1 Switzerland. 2 Google it 3. Bob implied that any gun in anyones hand is bad. 4. Really, grasping for straws on that rebuttal, the point he was making is that we are an armed society, with a military of volunteers. What Enemy of ours hasn’t thought about invading us, but also had to think about not just our military but the civilian populace that also have weapons? 5. 1812 comes before 1814-ARGUMENT INVALID with a little phrase “since 1814″. We didn’t invade mexico cause we felt like it. We went to war with them because they didn’t want to give up Texas. (a) first off, we gave SH time and knowledge that we were invading looking for what? WMDs. He was no dummy, he got rid of them quick as shit. (b). it Literally disappeared? literally? crikey, thats amazing.

      • greek chorus

        December 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        Thank you. Now, if it had actually… ;)

    • Mac

      December 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Same chemical weapons or WMDs that the reluctant left admits is now in the hands of Syria and warns that if those same WMDs are used , we shall take unilateral action to secure. Sound familiar to you? Those weapons were used in Iraq by the DBIC, and his Ba’ath party brother in crime happily secured his stash of goodies in Syria down the rat line from Iraq to Syria, same line used by a high % of the insurgents entering the zone. But it’s going to be fun watching everyone of the same no-Sayers try to justify this intervention to secure the “real WMDs “. Because this administration has such a grip on foreign policy. Sorry to rant but love it when words come back to bite people. As far as a person using a gun to kill, makes perfect sense that if you want to kill somebody you would use a gun, they are made to do that. As far as murdering somebody, people are not perfect, and that is a shame, but if they were, we would not guns to protect ourselves from those who do decide to commit harm upon others. One point that should be clear, is if there is a history of domestic abuse in this case in KC, or any other for that matter, who allowed that person to retain his license to have that weapon?
      Laws are on the books, like me or not, just follow what we have already, and maybe these issues would at least be less in occurrence . Like I said, world is not perfect, people are far from it, and until they are perfect…. Keep it oiled and loaded, TSAF

    • Antonio Aguilar

      December 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      There’s a wonderful case in England where there was an active shooter on a rampage in a village. Many more people died than necessary because this criminal was able to get a gun, and not even the police had guns to fight back.

    • T.Mike

      December 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      who the hell would “howl and complain” about legislation forcing people to be properly trained on the proper and effective use of a firearm? We have to be “trained” and taught how to drive cars don’t we? same principle applies here. A firearm is a piece of equipment that everyone has a right to operate (with special exceptions of course, such as the overtly mentally disabled, the blind, etc…) just like a car. I agree with the writer of this article. Less gun restriction and more training on how to properly use these weapons is the best course of action.

  6. Scott Hyderkhan

    December 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Definately douchebaggery

  7. Carol Campbell

    December 4, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Couldn’t have said it better.

  8. Huey

    December 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That same KC sports writer also claimed the NRA was the new KKK…. So you’re both a potential killer and racist now. Congrats!

  9. Tony

    December 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

    “Now there is a perfectly valid argument as to why you should maybe prevent the average person from owning an M-60″

    I can’t think of any. Take the words of Tench Coxe, a Federalist and friend of James Madison, “Their swords, and every other terrible instrument of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. … The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

    Other than this, I enjoyed the write up. The Founders envisioned the citizenry being as well armed as any military force. Never give an inch to the gun grabbers. Anti-gun is Pro-crime and Pro-tyranny.

  10. Me

    December 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Let me see if I understand this correctly. Bob Costas has an opinion on gun control and states that opinion in the wake of this tragedy. You don’t like his opinion so you create a post calling him a douche. You have an opinion on Bob Costas’ opinion and you state it too. Douche.

    • Jason

      December 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      I think the argument is that Bob used his affiliation with the media to send his opinion out on open air to millions of Americans, a lot of whom are very sheep minded and will jump on any cause band wagon the idiot box tells them to at the time.

      On top of that, everyone is boohoo’ing over a murderer committing suicide because he was a professional football player. Fuck that, he’s no better than a shit heel in the ghetto killing people for crack. If not worse, because he had money and a rather luxurious life with regards to being financially secure – at least most shit heels can say they lived a life of poverty and hard ship that drove them to murder.

    • Dochebag Bob

      December 5, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Bob Costas is a douchebag for parroting Obama’s points on a freaking sports broadcast.

      NBC is a fvcking disgrace.

    • greek chorus

      December 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      A blog does not have anywhere near the same reach as an NFL football game on tv, using the airwaves leased from the People. A blog can be about anything the author wishes, a sports color man is paid to do one thing and do it well. Costas used to be brilliant but lately, he’s been phoning it in. If I thought Costas had the bona fides to give me a stern talking to about the 2nd Amendment, I’d take him seriously. But he doesn’t, so I don’t. MadMedic does, so I do. Too many people will listen to him, though, and will actually think he’s right, merely because he appeared on the tv box. They will not think it through and will happily surrender their right and rue the day when it is too late. The rest of us will take no pleasure whatsoever in chanting “we told you so” because by then, our right will have been voted out from under us, too. We desperately, desperately, need to arm our mothers, sisters, daughters, able elderly and able disabled and for them to become much more vocal in defending 2A. Because once they make it clear they will not surrender the superior tool of self-defense, and the fools like Whitlock and Costas will be seen as what they effectively are, tools for criminals, unintentional though they may be, and unmasked for the danger they present to the most vulnerable and victimized of citizens. Then all the rest of the reasons for 2A, which are fundamentally more important to our country’s very existence, will still be protected collaterally. Still resented by those who will not see the reasons as valid, but, that will never change, so long as 1A continues to be taught in school as if it can stand alone against its enemies without 2A.

  11. Romald Mexico

    December 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

    How’s that bait taste, rube? The NFL suits are smart enough to know this is another concussion case. So Costas gets trotted out, he echoes another’s anti gun control angle, and boom, the waters are muddied.

    Nobody’s talking about Junior Seau, nobody’s talking about Mike Webster, the pending lawsuits against the NFL , or the growing body of concussion research linking football to a post football life plagued by long term neuroligical ailments.

    Your guns are fine, there’s no cause for concern. ut if a boy you love is suiting up to ay football

  12. SteelyDave

    December 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    TG Miko,
    I am also a veteran, but if you want to harp on someone else get your facts straight. The NRA already has weapon training programs in place, that is how Mad Medic can be a certified instructor in those areas, and last time I checked most states require some form of a weapons safety program for all persons using a weapon under the age of 18, i.e. Hunter’s Safety. England has a high all around crime rate per capita, that includes violent and non-violent crimes. The believed reason for this is that you cannot maintain firearms at your residence without a government approved and certified weapons safe, membership in a local gun club and registration of both with the government. What this means is that if someone steals your weapon from your safe you are liable. Once again it is believed that as a direct result of laws like these that this is the reason for England’s high crime rate. You even state you also carried a weapon around, well if you had ever visited a combat zone you would see that even soldiers are with all of our training are not completely sane, because no sane person would kill another unless it was in self defense. Even my own company in 04 we had a suicide 6 months into a deployment, once again people kill people, not guns. As for spoons and cars, I’m pretty sure both kill more people than gun in America and we do not make laws to take them away from everybody. And my favorite comment of all, we invaded Canada in 1812! I’m sorry my friend, but Canada was not even a country until 1867, before then it was just a few British colonies. If I not mistaken we were at war with England, so it is not a far stretch to understand why we invaded these colonies. Next you say we invaded Mexico for no reason, well I think that Texas winning it’s independence in 1836, then joining the United States in 1845 caused the Mexican American War in 1846. If you wanted something to talk about, at least use something current like Panama which people can somewhat relate to, not, God bless him, Abe Lincoln. Last of all, accountability of the government is not being discussed here, the accountability of Bob Costas is. To you Bob, you can pry mine from my cold dead fingers.

  13. Jason

    December 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    While I understand this was a perfect chance for the NFL to stray everyone away from the concussion argument, and add fuel to the fire by stating this guy was mentally unstable because of concussion damage – it does not change the fact that Bob chose to exercise his 1st Amendment right and gain rank in the douchebags of our world.

    Voicing your own opinion is one thing, doing it on national TV because you have some leverage as a sports announce man is another. Not to mention that, as the OP stated, everyone seems to have become completely oblivious to the fact this guy murdered his wife and the mother of his children in cold blood. Why? Because he was a professional football player? Fuck him, may he rot – and may his memory NEVER be used to promote any change against this nation for the better or worse. He should be forgotten as another shit heel just as every junky on the bottom of the barrel is forgotten in the annals of history. If anything this murdering grub has less of an excuse to commit the ultimate act of selfish disregard, he lived a relatively comfortable life due to his profession and the money that comes along with it – at least junkies have the excuse of growing up in complete desperation and poverty.

    As far as these concussion arguments, I still don’t quite understand what these guys are bitching about. They get paid huge sums of money to break their bodies. It’s not an unknown fact that football is a punishing game, most guys don’t make it past 35 years old without having to retire. Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me – make a few million every year and retire while you’re young. Soldiers get paid shit to put their lives on the lines, and when they come back broken and mentally fucked up the ass peoples answer to the problem is “That’s a shame.”

    Some of the people in this country are so mind fucked upside down from what is important versus what they’d like to think is important, that I sometimes feel ashamed to lump myself together with them as an American.

    • greek chorus

      December 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Jason, I basically agree with you, but I’m a little baffled by the anger you seem to feel against Jovan. Please, correct me if I’m wrong. I’m angry he killed his child’s mother, for that was completely, utterly, despicably wrong on every level. But then he executed her killer.

      I am not minimizing that he committed murder. At all. However… in the interest of preventing more of the same….

      People who contemplate suicide, especially after homicide, are in profoundly desperate, sad, hollow, hopeless places, regardless of the cause, and it remains true, especially for our veterans: it is preventable–when we slow down, take notice and extended a little kindness to them before it is too late, before they do something so horrible we cannot stomach the idea of being nice to them.

      If you can’t care about a potential suicide’s life because on some level they disgust you, then for the sake of someone they love but can’t cope with or without, extend a few extra moments of gentle, patient kindness and genuine interest in their welfare at the very first second something inside of you says “wait a sec.” You’d be amazed at how far that can go toward making them think twice, toward giving them a strand of hope to hang on to. Please, give it consideration.

      I know the standard wisdom is “call the cops!!!!” and turn them in right then. Most of the time, people do that for fear that if they don’t, they’ll be wrongly blamed. If only you knew how callous and uncaring cops can be, and they can make it worse by compressing time. Many of them feel disgust when they meet someone suicidal. And they let it show. Trust me, that does not make a suicide think “oh gee, what was I thinking, life is so worth living, just look at how much my life matters to this guy.” Please, reach out to a national suicide hot line, a mental health pro or clergy first, especially if your friend is a veteran. Getting the cops involved too soon can do far more long-term harm to them than is even remotely necessary. Wait for the pros to decide if the cops need to be called in, unless, of course, your friend is clearly at the precipice before your very eyes. Then do and say whatever it takes to save their life. Whatever it takes.

      I ask everyone to think it over, especially when it comes to our veterans, most especially… it’s so weird how we can be about suicide… it is the one time we actually resent it when they live….

  14. JFK

    December 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Agreed.

  15. Chris

    December 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I think the best position I’ve heard about this sad tragedy versus this idiot Costas. Costas should have asked Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman how unarmed individuals fairs against a raging football player before commenting.

  16. Me me

    December 5, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Well said. Bob Costas is a douchebag of big caliber and the Obama-loving goons at NBC are too.

  17. Steve

    December 6, 2012 at 1:55 am

    The fact remains that he shot his girlfriend 9 times. It is very unfortunate and tragic, but that girl was going to die whether he had a gun or not. It is the simple fact that people kill people. A gun cannot pull it’s own trigger. Just because you have a soapbox (and honestly before this my attention and liking) doesn’t mean you get to stand on it and speak your personal views. I was watching to hear football, not politics.

  18. Dave

    December 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    For all of the Liberal jerk-wads out there that feel like the UK’s strict gun laws should be a model for the US in reducing violent crime, play with this:

    http://www.citizensreportuk.org/reports/murders-fatal-violence-uk.html

    The only people in the UK with firearms are usually the criminals…the two female police officers murdered were UN-armed.

    Liberals PMTFO!

  19. Matt T

    December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I see a lot of political grandstanding going on in these comments. The first fallable assumption I see many people making is that our right to own firearms comes from the government. This is false, their right to govern comes from us. Where do we draw our right to own firearms? From the Natural Right every being has to protect their other rights, chiefly self ownership and their justly acquired property. A weapon is simply the means of achieving this goal, be it a gun, knife or some futuristic weapon they are only tools to that end.

    By this standard how can we deny anyone the right to protect himself, his family or his justly acquired property? A felon may lose this right during the commission of a crime, or whilst in prison but how does this change once he is realeased? Fear is the chief motivator in the anti-gun argument. How can we expect to reason with someone who isn’t using reason to arrive at their opinion. You can’t, so stop trying. There are those of us who will own the means to defend with or without consent. Carry on.

  20. greek chorus

    December 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    *stand o* Bravo, perfectly said. I tried to make many of these points over at the moonbat town called Buzzfeed, but was summarily shadow banned. Imagine that, intolerance of dissenting views among those who hotly insist they are the picture of tolerance.

  21. Code 92

    December 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    As police officer I can tell you that I myself have responded to persons w/ mental issues. Which is what the real issues here are…. not guns. Drugs are banned also but who still gets um whoever wants them. Banning will only keep people who dont want guns from having them.

    1. our job is to neutralize the situation and prevent harm to the subject or others. So we can be alittle all business acting when dealing with a mental subject.

    2 There are no real services for these people with mental issues out there and what is available may as well be jail. Here when we respond these people know we are mandated to place them in a hospital for evaluation and their hell last on average 3 days and they are released with little to no help and we end there again and again. To place them in the same system over and over until?????

    They figure out what to say during the evaluation and they are back on the street in 3-4 hrs. Now they no how the game is played and as time goes by they get worse. No one does anything. They pick up a weapon and kill themselves or someone else.

    3 Ask any cop bet they could point out several persons in there patrol zone that it would not suprise them if they walked into any building with a weapon.

    Mental health is the issue what scares me about the US inability to treat or even deal with mental health? As a vet I have dealt with several vets who has ptsd and I have a soft spot for my brothers. They all say there is no help for them. What happens when these guys overwhelm the already broken system.

  22. Sage

    December 19, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Dude michigan is a caste doctorine state, if my life or someone elses is in mortal danger i as a cpl holder can use deadly force to resolve that

  23. John Mattos

    December 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Its unbelievable to me that you take this platform and turn it into a place to spew faux news, and republican talking points. What a waste.

  24. ike

    May 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    i’m on your side on this issue, but you need to lose the ‘knives and tire irons’ argument. here’s why.

    in the arsenal of weaponry thats available (knives, guns, bombs, whatever), we all have a line we draw as to what the common person should be allowed to own. I’m sure you agree that the common person shouldn’t be allowed to own a grenade. or a gatling gun. the liberals line is much lower than yours or mine. some under semi automatics, some under handguns, and some think we should have no guns at all.

    so basically, saying that to a liberal would be like somebody saying to you, “oh, you think we should band bombs because they kill? so do guns, why not ban them?!”

    what i’m saying is, banning things that kill isnt the issue. the effectiveness of the weapon is the issue, and liberals go after guns and not knives because you can kill more people from a further range in less time with a gun than a knife. thus why they think guns should be banned but not knives. thats where they draw their line.they envision a world where Sandy Hook massacre is a guy stabbing people in a school because he cant get guns. and as a result kills 3 instead of 20.

    now, the problem i have with the liberal argument against guns is this. Freedoms come with a death toll. its a cold fact that no one wants to face, especially in light of a tragedy, but its the truth.

    banning alcohol would save 750,000 lives a year. much more that the 10,000 people a year that die in handgun homicides. but we all agree, that all those deaths (including 10,000 or so drunk driving deaths per year) are the sacrifice we make to give people the right to get shitfaced. so why not the same with guns? why dont gun owners deserve the same freedoms that drinkers to?

    its because liberals dont care about ever owning guns, so they dont tolerate the death toll that comes along with it, like they do with alcohol. plain and simple.

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