Redskins, Columbus Day, and Bob Costas


Almost a year ago, Javan Belcher a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, shot and killed his girlfriend, in their home and then shot himself in front of the team coaching staff. A troubled man from his youth, allegations of infidelity, and a blood alcohol level more the twice the legal limit combined that day to equal a tragedy. Liberals, as expected, wasted little time blaming the gun for Javan’s actions.

Few details are remembered and the incident was over shadowed when, during the half-time commentary of a Sunday night Cowboys/Eagles game, Bob Costas went to air about creating stricter gun control laws. Suggesting that if Javan had not had a gun, Javan and his girlfriend would still be alive. Never mind the fact people tuned into NBC to watch a football game- Costas took it upon him self in his liberal righteous way to lecture Americans.

It could have been said that Javan as an active NFL linebacker- was fully capable of strangling his girlfriend had he chosen to do so. Instead, Costas blamed the gun. He wanted politicians to act; take away your rights even though you had not committed a crime. And as silly as it is the analogy to the gun would be had Javan killed his girlfriend with his hands to call for limitations at the gym. Isn’t lethal-lethal regardless of the means?

Should we mention the cause and effect principle as it relates to the alcohol? Surely that wasn’t conveniently left out Bob — given your salary is paid by the advertisers to NBC– a majority of which just happens to be beer commercials, would it?

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