One of the great things about putting together a gun blog is that you never run short of material. There are always new heaters coming out, interesting gear, defensive gun uses and the like. Oh, and plenty of folks who’d be only too happy to deprive others of their right to all of the above. But once a while a zeitgeist-buster pops up that raises the conversational bar. This week, of course, it was Bobby Costas taking to his halftime pulpit to preach against the scourge that is America’s gun culture. And — no matter what Juan Williams may say — Bob’s POV has unleashed a torrent of response from both philosophers and fools furthering the national conversation on guns that our esteemed President had so earnestly asked for. So thank you, Bob Costas, for getting the ball rolling and showing that failing to get all your facts straight doesn’t have to be a barrier to open communication. And if you haven’t had enough yet, make the jump for still a few more links of note on the subject . . .
Jason Whitlock explains why he doesn’t think he should have to “shuffle off to the Big House” to talk to Bill O’Reilly about guns.
Seventy-five percent of the the aggressive young men in the NFL own guns.
The San Diego Padres’ GM is concerned about the “young boys” in Major League Baseball owning guns, too. Losing one of his pitchers for six months after a hunting accident (he was cut while dressing an animal, but still) seems to have set him off.