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Costas’ remarks on gun control
Date posted - December 4, 2012
Yesterday Bob Costas, a sports announcer for I believe NBC, waged a personal war against all gun owners and those with Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits.
Saying, following a tragic and senseless murder of a young woman by her football star boyfriend, that all guns and handguns and owners of them should be banned. Mr. Costas, he used the gun himself to commit the crime, the gun did not do it on its own. It is people that kill with guns, not guns that kill. It is tragedy no doubt. However, there many examples of situations where people with CCW permit stopped further killings. I can site many if one likes.
National surveys of police street officers are rare, but the show overwelmingly in favor of law abiding citizens owning and carrying guns. Mayor blomberg is a huge opponent for gun ban, complete gun ban. He claims guns kill 34 citizens every day. What he doesn’t tell you is that every day 2191 law abiding gun owning citizens use a gun in self defense every day.
Mr Costas, remember our 2nd Amendment…..the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
“[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” — Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775 – Thomas Paine