Now that the gun rights movements wants his guts for garters (after his half-time gun control rant), NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas can’t stop talking about guns. Here are some choice tidbits from today’s episode of The Dan Patrick Show. [Click here to listen.] “Sometimes the quality of those who oppose you speaks for itself . . . Here’s where I stand: I do not want to see the second amendment repealed . . . People should be allowed to own guns for their own protection . . . I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to arm himself in some states in ways only police or military should — to have a virtual militia (bought by) mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi automatic weapon? What possible use is there?” Revolvers rule! Anyway, assault weapons ban much? Oh yeah . . .
“There are those who believe that denying a semi automatic weapon or an assault rifle is the first step down a slippery slope in denying an old lady a gun for her own protection . . .
“There are people who honestly believe that in Aurora (Colo.) if only a dozen or so people there to watch the Batman movie had been packin’, they would have been able to take down the nut job in full body armor with military-type guns. I think any police officer if you told them that would roll their eyes.”
What else is there to say? Here’s hoping Bob Costas doesn’t say it. Or, as they say, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to talk and remove all doubt. Just sayin’ . . .