Well, that didn’t take long. That’s right, the idiot blamed the gun for the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide.
You want some actual perspective on this? Well a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. “Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
So if Belcher had stabbed the woman to death would Costas be advocating for knife control? What if Belcher pummeled her to death with his fists, would he be calling for hand control? No, the anti-gun nuts never do that, yet when a gun is used to commit a crime, there’s the instant knee-jerk reaction to blame the gun. Who knows, maybe if the dead girlfriend had a gun she’d still be alive today. Did Little Bobby consider that? Belcher clearly had issues, but it doesn’t mean the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans should be infringed upon because of it.