Monday, December 3, 2012

5393...Bob Costas On Murder In Kansas City

For those of you that missed it the story of the weekend was Jovan Belcher of the KC Chiefs murdering the mother of his child and girlfriend then driving to the football facility and capping himself in front of his coach and GM.

On the highest rated football show in the land, NBC's Sunday Night Football, host Bob Costas had something something to say:

Writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree but 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.
In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here, wrote Jason Whitlock, is what I believe: If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.

True dat.


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