Politicizing Tragedy 101:
Bob Costas Uses Halftime Show of
Sunday Night Football To Call
For Banning of Handguns
In case you didn't see what Costas did, here's the clip:
1. Chicago has THE strictest control of handguns in the nation. How's that working out? Not too swell, actually. But in the Liberal mindset, this apparently means Chicago doesn't have ENOUGH strict gun control yet. Just wait until they pass a few more laws, I'm sure they'll fix the problem.
2. Guns aren't just used in crimes. They are also used for self-defense. Guns don't just take lives, they save them, as the author shows in point #5 here:
It's amazing how people accept the fact police officers and soldiers carry guns to protect themselves and others, but somehow a gun in the hands of a private citizen is some kind of public menace.
3. The people wringing their hands over the Belcher 'tragedy' so they can use it to politicize the gun issue seem to think murders won't happen if there is no private gun ownership. Hello?
It's almost as if some people out there would have been happier if Belcher had strangled his girlfriend then jumped off a bridge. No evil gun involved.....so......better?
4. NBC & other media keep trying to INCLUDE Belcher in their 'tragedy' talk, as if he himself is some kind of victim of the gun he used. Like it was some kind of evil voodoo object that bewitched him or something. Of all the media coverage I saw yesterday, ONLY Rodney Harrison at the post game show showed any anger at this, pointing out Belcher MURDERED someone.
This blame the gun, ignore the person who used it mentality has reached bizarre levels when a murder victim is repeatedly described throughout the day as having 'lost her life in a tragedy' so they can somehow include her murderer as a victim of the evil gun he used on her and then himself.
Needless to say, Costa's absurd pontificating invoked a backlash that NBC is still dealing with.