Bob Costas Gun Control Speech: Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide Inspires Halftime Segment (VIDEO)

Source: AP / The Huffington Post

ARLINGTON, Texas — NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on “Sunday Night Football” to advocate for gun control following this weekend’s murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

In a segment about 90 seconds long, Costas paraphrased and quoted extensively from a piece by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock.

After praising the column, Costas said: “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.”

Belcher shot and killed Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, on Saturday morning, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in the parking lot of the team’s practice facility.

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  • Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock are morons. Guns don’t kill. People do. If he hadn’t had a gun, a knife would have been used, or a club, or his bare hands. If someone has murder in their heart, the implement doesn’t matter. Criminals use guns to kill. Law abiding citizens use guns for self-defense and hunting. Laws remove them from the law-abiding citizens, NOT from criminals.

  • Daniel

    Switzerland’s Government issues every adult a gun (Sig 550 assault rifle) and trains them to use it. Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized Country in the World.

    That’s just one fact, but then again liberals seldom use facts to define their world. They like emotional rhetoric based on half truths and lies. They like to cause race wars in the name of healing race relationships(they don’t want them healed then they would be responsible for their own actions), they blame inanimate objects for the behavior of people who are obviously dangerous without the inanimate object. As far as using the horrible murder suicide as a platform for blaming gun ownership for this tragedy ..unbelievably poor judgement. For goodness sake Bob Costas wasn’t even intelligent enough to use his own words to please his evil masters, embarrassment piled on top of embarrassment. I will say that out here in the ‘real world’ many people are seriously questioning they they watch professional sports at all. And they are waking up to the fact that they have spent too much time slobbering in front of the TV watching doped up mentally affected athletes try to kill each other for money and glory, and to little time being concerned about the deterioration of their Constitutional rights. So thank you Bob Costas, no really thank you, because of you Gun Control just became a front burner issue for hundreds of thousands of formerly asleep Americans.