Comments on: Conservatives Sound Off on Bob Costas’ Halftime Gun Control Push http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:12:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Leftshot http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29830425 Leftshot Tue, 11 Dec 2012 04:16:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29830425 So if guns are responsible for the murder/suicide in KC, are cars responsible for the death in Dallas? So if guns are responsible for the murder/suicide in KC, are cars responsible for the death in Dallas?

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By: Michael http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29810282 Michael Mon, 10 Dec 2012 03:08:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29810282 Ohhhhh no, now Bob Costas is going to use his platform as a sports announcer to enlighten us on how "if Josh Brent did not have access to a car his friend and Dallas Cowboy Teamate would still be alive today"..... I am tired of people who feel that because they have the ability to have ther voice heard they are somehow experts on everything. On a side note may god bless Jerry Brown and his family. Ohhhhh no, now Bob Costas is going to use his platform as a sports announcer to enlighten us on how “if Josh Brent did not have access to a car his friend and Dallas Cowboy Teamate would still be alive today”….. I am tired of people who feel that because they have the ability to have ther voice heard they are somehow experts on everything. On a side note may god bless Jerry Brown and his family.

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By: Ce Smith http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29787563 Ce Smith Sat, 08 Dec 2012 17:12:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29787563 It's not just conservatives that disagree. Given the age of the dead athlete, he likely suffered from more than gun ownership. He probably has a family history with mental or emotional instability. The gun was convenient, but he wouldn't have stopped there. It could have just as easily have been a knife, a golf club, a baseball bat, a lamp, a fist...should we ban cutlery, sports, furniture and contact? No, of course not. We need to identify people at risk. The team psychologist and the player's friends should have stepped in and given support before it ever came to this. My guess is the former athlete's 'friend' circle is busy pointing the blame on anything and everything else because they know this man had problems. His life didn't exactly reflect a series of healthful and typical relationships. Scratch the surface, and you'll see Costas is just another tool to make a murder-suicide into a trendy political talking point. If he was half-a-human, he'd remind people that late teens and young adults with family histories of emotional and mental disturbance need our positive guidance and watchful eye to ensure they KNOW they have a network of support and don't act impulsively, irrationally, or desperately to harm themselves or others. This guy was alone mentally, and clearly lacked coping skills that most of the planet take for granted. I blame the inattentive network of family, coworkers, and friends who considered themselves close for not intervening or raising the alarm about his emotional needs. It was this 'NETWORK' that failed this young man and allowed him to stray into the dark disturbing realm of taking another's life. It’s not just conservatives that disagree. Given the age of the dead athlete, he likely suffered from more than gun ownership. He probably has a family history with mental or emotional instability. The gun was convenient, but he wouldn’t have stopped there. It could have just as easily have been a knife, a golf club, a baseball bat, a lamp, a fist…should we ban cutlery, sports, furniture and contact? No, of course not. We need to identify people at risk. The team psychologist and the player’s friends should have stepped in and given support before it ever came to this. My guess is the former athlete’s ‘friend’ circle is busy pointing the blame on anything and everything else because they know this man had problems. His life didn’t exactly reflect a series of healthful and typical relationships. Scratch the surface, and you’ll see Costas is just another tool to make a murder-suicide into a trendy political talking point. If he was half-a-human, he’d remind people that late teens and young adults with family histories of emotional and mental disturbance need our positive guidance and watchful eye to ensure they KNOW they have a network of support and don’t act impulsively, irrationally, or desperately to harm themselves or others. This guy was alone mentally, and clearly lacked coping skills that most of the planet take for granted. I blame the inattentive network of family, coworkers, and friends who considered themselves close for not intervening or raising the alarm about his emotional needs. It was this ‘NETWORK’ that failed this young man and allowed him to stray into the dark disturbing realm of taking another’s life.

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By: Mary- http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29785247 Mary- Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:32:36 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29785247 Fire costas. Fire costas.

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By: Tom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29755115 Tom Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:21:41 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29755115 It's funny b.c you just know the NRA would repeal the First Amendment if they could. It’s funny b.c you just know the NRA would repeal the First Amendment if they could.

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By: val http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29748549 val Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:49:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29748549 WowChoco or pooh....thats respect...a guy kills his girlfriend them himself and we should show respect....what planet are you from, how would you feel if that was your daughter? would you respect the comment....he had no right to express his opinion on a football game, not the place, and would it be any different it he beat her to death with a baseball bat.... WowChoco or pooh….thats respect…a guy kills his girlfriend them himself and we should show respect….what planet are you from, how would you feel if that was your daughter? would you respect the comment….he had no right to express his opinion on a football game, not the place, and would it be any different it he beat her to death with a baseball bat….

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By: Choco or Pooh http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29738294 Choco or Pooh Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:40:45 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29738294 Bob Costas gave an appropriate comment on Sunday during the half time game. So many of us do not know how to show respect and express the thoughts we have at a time like this. Thank you Bob. Bob Costas gave an appropriate comment on Sunday during the half time game. So many of us do not know how to show respect and express the thoughts we have at a time like this. Thank you Bob.

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By: John http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29737525 John Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:34:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29737525 Bob sucks as a sports announcer so now he's trying politics. Bob sucks as a sports announcer so now he’s trying politics.

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By: Dale Jenkins http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29736604 Dale Jenkins Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:02:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29736604 The thing is though you wouldn't ban cars or knives, because they each have a main purpose that they are created for, whereas guns are only made for one thing... and that is to kill or severely injure someone. The thing is though you wouldn’t ban cars or knives, because they each have a main purpose that they are created for, whereas guns are only made for one thing… and that is to kill or severely injure someone.

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By: AndyM http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/conservatives-sound-off-on-bob-costas-halftime-gun-control-push/#comment-29733981 AndyM Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:14:16 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=827447#comment-29733981 No, Clive, he wouldn't agree with that statement, since you are referring to stuff that happened to Marv Albert. No, Clive, he wouldn’t agree with that statement, since you are referring to stuff that happened to Marv Albert.

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