Originally written on Checkdown Chatter  |  Last updated 10/30/14
At times it smacked of the self-righteousness that is sometimes hard not to depict when presenting a monologue about a hot topic on national television; but, in his closing argument Bob Costas brought some needed perspective to the events in Kansas City this weekend. The initial argument is abraisve; but his point about gun control is spot on...
  • Spot on?
    Yes, there is no way a 300 pound guy can find another way to inflict violence if he is mad...

    Unfortunately my liberal fallacy friend, violence brings up guns, not guns the violence.

    If you wanna kill, you can do it with a kitchen knife, a pen,
    etc, lets not get graphical.

    You are not prone further by a gun, you are prone by you.

    As I said it is a classic Post hoc fallacy
    Post hoc, ergo propter hoc...It happened after so it was caused by.
  • It has nothing to do with Liberal (my how you radicals like to throw that term around) - yet it has much to do about common sense! Great comments from Costas and Whitlock.
  • You claim to have common sense, when you actually are claiming that without a gun a person cannot kill...

    It is Liberal, its actually the very definition. Whats next? B ob lecturing us about the starving kids in Africa while wearing his 3k suit?
  • It is a terrible shame what Mr. Belchar has done, my deepest sympathies go out to his family and his girlfriends family. I get sick and tired every time a tragedy like this happens all the gun control people start claiming if he didn't have a gun they would still be alive. well i've got a news flash for you folks, ANYTHING can be used as a murder weapon, your bear hands, a knife, a hammer, whatever. It's the person that kills not the weapon. Condemn the person not the weapon. guns don't kill, only people do!
  • I have a gun, and I don't kill people. Do you know WHY I don't?
    Because I know I am held accountable for my actions by God. Once the current fleeting generations lose that awareness, it's going to get a lot worse.
  • I've been trying to find out what Costas said that was "spot on" about gun control, what did he say? It has been my experience that when a gun control advacate says anything "spot on" about gun control it is "spot on" assinine! As I said earlier anything can be used as a murder weapon. What are they going to take away after our firearms, our baseball bats,our poicket knives or steak knives, our hammers, what?
  • I think Bob should just stay in his lane he didnt need a gun to kill besides guns dont kill people. People kill people with guns its a matter of choice when you lose your sanity he could have very well killed with his bare hands. I hate to see something so tragic turn into a poltical debate Americans have the right to bare arms period. Now lets put sports talk back into sports and leave the debates about guns for the people in Washinton D.C.

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