March 22, 2023

Why Isn’t Bob Costas Demanding A Ban on Automobiles?

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So far, from what I have been able to find, Bob Costas who went on a rant about Jovan Belcher, football player for the Kansas City Chiefs, shooting his girlfriend and then himself, and demanding that the United States should get rid of all guns, doesn’t seem to have the same philosophy when it comes to automobiles.

The absurd, emotional and irrational comments coming from Bob Costas, longtime NBC sports commentator, and others concerning the murder suicide of Jovan Belcher, ranged from seeking bans on guns and ignorant statements that Belcher could have been an MVP if the U.S. banned guns.

Costas made his rant during half time of the Sunday Night Football show last week but seemingly did not make the same rant demanding a ban on automobiles after Dallas football player, Josh Brent, drove his vehicle, allegedly while intoxicated, killing another teammate, Jerry Brown.

Oh, please! Let’s hear about how these two incidents are not related. Let’s hear how guns are different than cars. A weapon is a weapon, is it not? I suppose one could argue that Belcher could have put his girlfriend in a car and killed her that way. Or that Brent, while drunk, could have taken a gun and killed his teammate. If the foolish logic is that if Belcher didn’t have a gun, he and his girlfriend would still be alive, is as brilliant as saying that if Brent didn’t own a vehicle, Jerry Brown would be alive.

There are reasons why Jovan Belcher took the life of his girlfriend and then killed himself. There’s also a reason Josh Brent got drunk and killed his roommate. Perhaps if we focus on those reasons and stop trying to blame inanimate objects, progress could be made.