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Costas and the Widow

Much hullabaloo has been made since Bob Costas made an ill-advised political statement during Sunday Night Football.  I’d not seen it; I’m not a football fan.

As I understand it he said both the NFL football player who killed his girlfriend, and she would still be with us, if it weren’t for the tool used – a gun.

Tell that to Nicole Brown Simpson.

A good friend of mine passed suddenly, almost a year ago.  While his wife and I were never close, I check in with her from time-to-time, to make certain she’s ‘okay’.  At least, doing as best as she can.  Holidays are always tough for such folks.  I know.

Mark loved guns, and loved shooting.  I was proud to have him for a student and a friend.  But his wife just never understood the appeal of firearms.  They frightened her, and she had no desire to educate herself to work through her fear.  After his passing, she gave Mark’s guns and gun stuff to her gunnie son-in-law.  A good choice, except, of course, now she has none.

Both Mr. Costas and Mark’s wife have the right to their opinions, as we do to ours.  The ability to have differing opinions is one of the things which makes our Nation great.  It’s too bad neither person took the opportunity to educate themselves past their fears.

I fear for Mark’s wife, living alone in a large house, with no protection at all.  Their ridgeback died a couple years ago.  I’ve no such fears for Mr. Costas – the network probably provides him with armed security, so he’ll be alright.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “Costas and the Widow

  1. Costas just showed his ignorance, and then tried to schmooze a half assed ‘apology’, neither of which worked…

    Posted by Old NFO | December 5, 2012, 10:38 am
  2. SOOO, when are all the brave “he-men” gonna make a stand out there? Anyone care to offer up a boycott of the Nutbag Fuckup League? Come-on all you couch potato patriots….where do you stand……futball or 2A? Why so quiet out there? Where’s the all knowing maha Rushy, NFLs gameboy calling for action? BWHAHAHAHA. Pussies!

    Posted by Danne | December 5, 2012, 1:44 pm
  3. Guffaw – costas comment was NOT ‘ill-advised’ it was blatantly and overtly anti-gun and anti-gun ownership. He has/had the support of the nbc hierarchy who have been notoriously anti-gun. Don’t forget, they were the ones who doctored the Zimmerman 911 tapes to make it look like he was a ‘gun nut’ looking to become a vigilante………

    As to the lame ‘comment’ by DANNE – calling it lame is sufficient………………………….

    Posted by GomeznSA | December 5, 2012, 2:30 pm
  4. In the little town I lived in before here a women in a nice, upper middle class subdivision was beaten to death with a claw hammer by her ex, who she had a restraining order again. Her kids heard the attack but were too little to help her. The lack of a gun didn’t keep him from killing her, but a lack of a gun allowed it.

    Posted by brigid223Brigid | December 5, 2012, 7:20 pm

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