As you read this, know that by the time you finish, that somewhere in America a fellow citizen will use a gun to stop a crime and save a life.
Opining on the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher, who murdered his girlfriend and then blew his own brains out after thanking Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel for all they had done for him, the otherwise great sports announcer, Bob Costas, blamed the murder/suicide on easy access to guns.
|New England Patriots wide receiver Donte Stallworth served 24 days of a 30-day prison sentence.
He lives in a strange fairyland of ignorance and denial.
If there was a free-speech penalty for blundering ignorance, a penalty flag would have been tossed at Costas.
Just as we shouldn’t blame forks for obesity, pencils for spelling mistakes or water for drowning, trying to blame access to guns for the murder/suicide in Kansas City is juggling chainsaws, wood-chipper diving, bizzaro logic.
But that’s how horribly out of touch liberals like Costas are with reality. Unless backed into a corner where there is no other choice but to admit that an individual is responsible for their actions, liberals will refuse to place the blame on the shoulders of the individual who did the deed or actually committed the crime. In this case, Costas blamed access to guns for the murder/suicide, not the murdering suicidal maniac.
And therein lies one of the fundamental problems with America. We have created a culture where excuse-making punks have been conditioned to blame anything and everything on something other than the perpetrator. Apparently, Mr. Costas is one of them.
The ugly reality is that in a free society there will be those few zombies who fly off the rails of personal responsibility and murder others. But arguing to ban guns to prevent these uncontrollable ugly acts of irresponsibility when 99.99 percent of gun owners are responsible is no way to run a free and just society. Serious minded people grounded in reality understand this most basic truism.
What Costas didn’t say and possibly know is that two million Americans use guns each year to defend themselves from punks and thugs. Access to guns save who knows how many lives each year. How about that, Mr. Costas?
Just a few years ago, Donté Stallworth of the then Cleveland Browns, ran over a guy with his Bentley and killed him in Miami. The player reached a financial settlement with the family of the deceased to avoid a civil suit and only served 24 days of a 30-day criminal sentence in the slammer. On Tuesday, he was re-signed by the New England Patriots.
Where was Costas on this? Did he opine that easy access to alcohol and luxury automobiles was responsible for this death? To those liberals who want to restrict or ban access to guns, do you also support banning booze because drunks kill roughly 12,000 Americans each year in drinking and driving slaughters?
Reality is much different than liberal fairyland pseudo-logic. There are hundreds of millions of various guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans that are the source of zero problems. There are also a few guns in the hands of irresponsible, often-paroled gangland punks, who commit various crimes including murder. I would much rather deal with that than to further muzzle and restrict freedom.
My recommendation is to not trust any fuzzy-headed goofball who would deny another person the right to defend themselves or the fundamental right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Should an individual such as Bob Costas choose to be unarmed and defenseless, that’s his choice but we must not allow his limousine liberal toxic views to become center stage.
We have more than enough gun laws in America. Another law or restriction would not have prevented the Belcher from killing his girlfriend or himself. That’s the ugly reality that Bob Costas obviously refuses to embrace.
Freedom rocks. Let’s keep it that way.
Ted Nugent is a musician and award-winning writer and author of The New York Times best-selling “Ted White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll,” along with “Kill It and Grill It,” “BloodTrails,” and “BloodTrails II.” He also is a member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. Read more reports from Ted Nugent — Click Here Now.
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