During halftime of last night’s Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys andÂ PhiladelphiaÂ Eagles, sportscaster Bob Costas decided to take a slight detour from football, and give viewers his $.02 on gun control.
Bob’s detour was in response to the recent murder-suicide by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, where BelcherÂ shot and killedÂ his girlfriend, and then drove to the Chiefs facility and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
Bob’s solution to the problem? The government should limit access to handguns. Then scumbags like Belcher wouldn’t be able to kill people anymore.
Bob’s useless drivel proves that he is woefully, and probablyÂ irrevocably, ignorant when it comes to gun control. First of all, gun control doesn’t work. One only has to look at the city of Chicago to see this truism inÂ real-time, where so far in 2012 there have been over 400 murders, in a city with the strictest gun laws in America.
Second, it doesn’t matter if gun control works or not. Let’s pretend for a second that magic unicorns are real, we all live in Neverland and that Captain Hook sings usÂ HawaiianÂ lullabies every evening before bed on his ukulele. In this make believe world, criminals obey the law, and gun control actually reduces violent crime. Guess what? It doesn’t matter.
The Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear arms, and shall not be infringed. Period. Gun controlÂ fanaticsÂ like Bob Costas don’t understand this. They are perfectly fine with sacrificing our liberty in the hopes that it will provide them a little more security.
The reality is that because of their willingness to sacrifice my liberty, your liberty, for their security, means that they do not deserve either.
[blockquote cite=”Benjamin Franklin”]They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.[/blockquote]
If you’d like to call the NBC switchboard, the number isÂ 212-664-4444. I can tell you right now that the executives at NBC are in full agreement with Bob and it is not likely to do anything but waste your time on hold.