Irony: NBC Sports Sponsoring Gun Show

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 at 7:52 am

Paging Bob Costas, come in  Bob Costas.

NBC Sports, home to gun-control advocate Bob Costas, is sticking with its commitment to be a sponsor of the largest U.S. gun trade show next week, a month after a school shooting in Connecticut killed 20 children.

NBC Sports Network will remain the 2013 SHOT Show New Product Center Sponsor, said Greg Hughes, a spokesman for the channel. Costas, one of NBC’s marquee broadcasters, criticized gun laws weeks before the Connecticut shooting, after the murder-suicide of a Kansas City Chiefs football player.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc.’s SHOT Show last year billed itself as “more than about selling and buying; it’s a powerful display of industry unity and its resolve to meet any challenge affecting the right to make, sell and own firearms.” The NSSF is headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in an elementary school on Dec. 14 with a semiautomatic rifle.

NBC Sports Network, formerly called Versus, has been a sponsor of the show for “several years,” according to Hughes. The cable channel airs hunting and fishing shows and participates as a sponsor “as part of our commitment to our outdoor-programming block,” he said in a phone interview.

Does Little Bobby have the stones to criticize his own network? He’s apparently silent on this story.

Via Doug Powers.

One Response to “Irony: NBC Sports Sponsoring Gun Show”

  1. clarence perry on 23/23/13 at 10:45 am

    Shame on NBC for letting Ted Nugget speak at the gun show.Saying the out laddish things he said.This guy is dangerous hes trying to start a race war.WAY to go NBC i will not watch your show again.