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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:24 PM

Bob Costas Confronts Bill O' The Clown Over Gun Control Comments - Faux News



http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-oreilly-confronts-bob-costas-over-gun-control-comments-people-own-guns-to-feel-safe/

Costas said that the gun culture in the United States tends to lead more to tragedy rather than safety. O’Reilly argued that people are so opposed to gun control because they have a legitimate fear of being unable to defend themselves in the face of government tyranny.

Costas said he supports stronger controls on the sale of guns, including background checks. He found it personally amazing that any law-abiding citizen should have a need to purchase “military-style artillery and body armor.” O’Reilly agreed with Costas on this point, but disagreed with Costas’ assessment that armed witnesses in the middle of a shooting would not make the situation safer, but lead to more crossfire and more danger.

O’Reilly asked Costas if, in the case of the Aurora movie theater shooting earlier this year, he would rather duck down and hide or be armed and have the ability to defend himself. Costas pointed out that Colorado has right-to-carry laws, and predicted it would be likelier that if someone else had a gun in the theater and opened fire, the carnage might have been worse. O’Reilly respected Costas’ point of view, but made it clear that the same gun culture he decries is embraced by millions of Americans, himself included.

Costas explained that since he made his comments, he’s heard from a number of people in the sports world that there is a rather cavalier attitude about guns. He said it was important to talk about the gun culture and the effect of violence on sports, but did say he should have provided more perspective and encouraged a more serious discussion of domestic violence.

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Reply Bob Costas Confronts Bill O' The Clown Over Gun Control Comments - Faux News (Original post)
MrNice100 Dec 2012 OP
ceeRoy Dec 2012 #1
Loudly Dec 2012 #2
bulloney Dec 2012 #7
doc03 Dec 2012 #3
Grassy Knoll Dec 2012 #4
jade3000 Dec 2012 #5
ScottLand Dec 2012 #6
Thor_MN Dec 2012 #8
kag Dec 2012 #9
MrNice100 Dec 2012 #10
NoMoreWarNow Dec 2012 #11

Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:04 PM

1. He ate that ignorant fool for lunch!!

 

I could tell the idiot felt nutured....

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:26 PM

2. People need guns to resist government tyranny?

 

That relic of an excuse evaporated at Appomattox.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:33 AM

7. Iraqis are allowed to own firearms. Tell me how great that's been working for them

in terms of resisting government tyrannies.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:39 AM

3. I agree with Costas 100%. I also agree with O'Liely

on one point, O'Liely is a simple man.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:43 AM

4. Billo got an infomercial and .....

A neck check, good for Costas.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:53 AM

5. Great that Costas verbally "stood his ground"

Verbally, discussion, debate, that's a good step.

Thankfully O'Reilly doesn't carry a gun while he's on the air because he would probably shoot some people that disagree with him.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:06 AM

6. How many bears does Billo encounter on his way to work?

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:20 AM

8. Billo doesn't have the capacity to think past his bravado

When he returns fire in his fantasy, he ignores that all the people carrying sidearms now have another target in the dark. And when they start shooting at him, is he going to shoot back? He can't think beyond the 2 foot bubble surrounding him.

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:07 AM

9. "Bears and Native Americans!!!!"

What an unbelievable moron!

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Response to kag (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

10. Bill is a complete moron


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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:21 AM

11. Awesome job by Costas

 

A very smart and articulate man-- with a great voice to boot.

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