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NBC’s Bob Costas Speaks on Gun Control after Murder-Suicide of Chief’s Player


Bob Costas from NBC used his time during the halftime segment of Sunday Night Football to talk about the recent murder-suicide of Chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his child’s mother, Kassandra Perkins.  During the segment, Costas spoke about gun control and whether or not this played a role in the death of the player.

Costas did a 90-second segment on the topic, paraphrasing an article written by sports writer Jason Whitlock, who lives in Kansas City.

Costas said: “In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

Belcher died after shooting himself on Saturday morning.  Before committing suicide, the player shot and killed Perkins in their home.   His three month old daughter has been sent to live with Belcher’s mother in Long Island as a result of the tragedy.   Those in social media were not all happy with Costas, whom they felt was politicizing his personal feelings during a segment that was meant to be entertaining.  But Costas is a veteran broadcaster with plenty of money, fame and financial security.   It seems that he can say what he wants and no one can do anything about it.

If you want to hear what Costas had to say, click here. 

 

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  1. I want to say first and foremost, that I am not a fan of Bob Castas, but in this case I have to agree with him. I do not think he went far enough in speaking about gun voilence in America. The reality is that America is a voilent nation, that makes it living from voilence. We are the world largest arms merchant. We do not just drop bombs all over the world on innocent people, we sell these arms to other nation to use against each other. Frankly we are the butcher of most of the world, because we provide them with most of the arms used to kill each other.
    Everyone is afraid of the United States and its allies, because these nations do represent the axes of evil. No one dare to stand up against this bully. We wonder why there is so much bullying in our school, well look at the culture which we all live under. The only thing we do very very well, is kill each others and try to kill as many people across the world who do not buy into our way of thinking.The entire western civilization is based on voilence, from its conception to this day, this system is based on voilence.The world need to take a stand against voilence, and if they did, we as American would be at the top of the list. We talk the talk but we have never walk the walk. I am over 55 years old, and American have been at war with some other nation as long as I have been on this planet. From WWII, to Korea, to Vietnam, to Panama, to Nicaragua, to El Salvadore, to Iraq, to Afganistan, to Pakistan. No nation should have that many enemy, if you stand for the things we stand for PEACE.
    I truly believe that nothing in our principe stand for peace, how could we stand for peace, when most of our wealth come from the military industrial complex?. Bob is wright, but every body accept the voilence that we spread as justefied. Well I do not, I have work in that industry for most of my life, I know what goes on, and I played a part in it. So I know what I am talking about. We have never practice what we preach, we just package our lies better than most, and we have the propoganda system that market better than most. And as long as the American people get richer and richer from this evil industry we will never address it. And as long as we maintain a system that will demonized a nation leader and sell it to the rest of the world we will get away with it, because they do not know any better.
    Whenever you offer a hungry man a meal, he will do what you tell them to do, he will believe what you tell him because he is being rewarded with a free meal, even though the meal may be poison.

  2. Leave it to FOX ‘Noise’ [= propaganda spin pretending to be News] to say the ‘solution’ to this tragedy involving too easy access to guns in the hands of a mentally / emotionally disturbed person, is for the victim to also have a gun so she could have shot-it-out w him OK Corral style- While AT HOME- With The Baby & Grand-mother Present [a perfect recipe for everyone there to end up dead]- Is Completely INSANE! But FOX Noise has said crap like that before RE the VT mass killing [their so-called solution {NOT!} was arm the teachers & students], & the AZ congress-woman’s shooting [‘Every-one in the crowd should have been Armed’ – as if AZ does NOT already have some of the most loose gun-laws in the US already]. Yet FOX maybe the most popular so-called [phony] News Prog in the US. No wonder so many folks in the US are Crazy as HELL!

    PS: FOX Noise & the Repug / NRA / ALEC / Walmart [the biggest gun retailers in the US] spin-machine only believe in ‘Stand Your Ground for white racists like Zimmerman [IE: they’re a bunch of race-baiting HYPOCRITES!]. What happened to Trayvon’s right to self-defense & protect himself from being stalked by a racist assailant like Z-man?!? But what FOX did do was to try to paint Trayvon as a Thug, who deserved to get gunned-down!
    And FOX & their ilk didn’t say a mumbling word about ‘Stand Your Ground’ when a Black FL woman fired a gun into the air [IE She Failed to shoot anyone] to ward off an Attack IN HER OWN HOME- She Got 20yrs mandatory for this act of self-defense IN HER OWN HOME- which did NOT even result in a Dead Body!

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