However, what seemed to upset Costas most was that a gun was used. He decided to use his soapbox to vocalize a rant about the evil nature of guns from Kansas City writer Jason Whitlock. Costas said,
“You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.”
In other words, Costas supports what Whitlock wrote. He doesn’t deny it. Here is what Whitlock wrote.
“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.”
Except that handguns DO enhance our safety. The FBI estimates that over 2 million crimes are averted every year by the mere brandishment of a firearm. Which means that no shots are fired. If Nicole Simpson or Ron Goldman had had a gun, O.J. Simpon would be 6 feet under pushing up daisies and Nicole Simpson would now be Nicole Goldman and their parents may even have grandchildren. Then Costas went on to say,
“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock, “is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
That has got to be the most assinine thing ever said about guns. Let’s say that again from a liberal left-wing socialist point of view.
“If Adolf Hitler didn’t possess gas chambers, six million Jews and five million other ethnic minorities would be alive today.”
Do you believe that? Do you believe that some dictitorial left-wing socialist genocidal bastard like Hitler would have let six million Jews live simply because he had no way to commit mass murder easily? Do you really believe that if the Mafia had no guns they would no longer do contract killings?
This is the height of liberal stupidity. It is never the fault of the criminal. It is always the fault of the victim, or the weapon, or society. Liberals want all personal responsibility removed. Nanny government will protect you now.