Fixed It For Ya: The Final Word on the Bob Costas Pro-Gun Control Half-Time Rant. For Now.

 

Baron Von Ottomatic at whizbangblog.com puts NBC Sportscaster Bob Costa’s half-baked half-time gun control rant into new and (let’s hope) coffin-nailing perspective, rewriting it substituting “alcohol” for “guns.” The Baron’s redo arrives in the aftermath of Jerry Brown’s tragic death of at the hands of a drunk driver: teammate Josh Brent, released from jail earlier today. First, the original rant:

“Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”  . . .

“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. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”

“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.”

And now the re-write:

“Our current alcohol culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”

“Alcoholic beverages do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Josh Brent’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”

“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Josh Brent didn’t have access to alcohol, Jerry Brown would be alive today.”