This dude is just clueless. It’s quite obvious he has zero knowledge about how our gun laws work and likely never picked up a gun in his life, so in an attempt to tamp down the firestorm he created Sunday night on NBC, he showed up with that idiot Lawrence O’Donnell last night to try and explain his idiocy. And failed miserably.
Costas was defensive about his brief discussion of guns in the Sunday Night Football broadcast where he read aloud a portion of a controversial column by sportswriter Jason Whitlock about gun control. Costas insisted that he wasn’t talking about the Second Amendment, but rather the “gun culture” in America.
“It demonstrates itself in the Wild West, Dirty Harry mentality of people who actually believe that if a number of people were armed in the theater in Aurora, they would have been able to take down this nut-job in body armor and military style artillery,” he explained, using the tragic theater shooting in Colorado to make his point.
How can he claim this? Indeed, if one person was armed in that Aurora theater they could have taken James Holmes out. How can he possible say with certitude they could not have? So because in his feverish imagination he thinks we live in the Wild West it’s not conceivable to think someone would have dropped Holmes before he did more damage? What an idiot. He then whined that too many athletes are carrying guns. Well, hello, they have good reason to considering many are from urban area with high crime rates and they’re quite wealthy.
He then challenged his critics to, “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.”
“I can’t think of a single one,” he added.
Perhaps he cannot come up with an instance of an athlete deterring a crime, but if he opened his eyes and his closed mind, he’d know every day across America people use guns to deter criminals. It doesn’t take much effort to find enough stories about people killing or wounding home intruders in self defense.
Here’s the pasty-faced little puke with the idiot O’Donnell.