I was getting ready to write an article about the statements made by Bob Costas about the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide, in which Mr. Costas blames guns, but can’t devote the time necessary to give the issue a property thorough treatment. Fortunately, there are already quite a few excellent articles to read:
The idea that if we just ban all guns Kasandra Perkins does not die and a 3-month-old baby is not orphaned is the very essence of a stated premise that fails to support its proposed conclusion. Yes, guns are dangerous and people such as Belcher sometimes use them to do awful things. What I believe in my heart is Jovan Belcher was going to find a way to wreak havoc that day whether he had a gun or a knife or only his fists. And even the potential to stop him is not justification for willingly handing over rights guaranteed to us. . .
According to criminologist Gary Kleck, 2.5 million Americans use firearms to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones each year. The obvious truth is that if Bob Costas and his gun-ban buddies at NBC had their way, many of these innocent men and women would not be alive today. . .
My thanks to Tony for sending the link to the first article.