Bob Costas Attempts Walkback, Displays Ignorance

How does one man pack so much stupid into such a short little body?

“For a long time, I’ve been wanting to get off my chest my disgust with this idea that every time something tragic happens, no matter what it may be, that in any way touches sports, there’s a chorus of people saying, ‘you know, this really puts it in perspective.’ Which is a bunch of nonsense, because if that was true, we wouldn’t have to have that perspective adjusted every time the next tragedy occurs. It’s a bunch of nonsense,” Costas said.

Well that part I agree with. But did Costas want to go on to discuss domestic violence, or substance abuse, or violence in the culture? It sure doesn't seem so, since he leaped straight to the left's go-to kneejerk excuse that blames violence on an inanimate object.

Cut to the chase:

“Here’s where I stand: I do not want to see the Second Amendment repealed.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. Obviously, those who are hunters. … Access to guns is too easy in some cases. 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 [by] mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there? … Whitlock wrote about a gun culture. That’s what I was focusing on.”

The ignorance on display there is staggering and concentrated, but let's try to unpack a little of it.

First, he seems to believe that there's a thriving mail order industry for modern firearms where, I guess, Amazon ships AR-15s and AK-47s to your house without a background check. In reality, when a modern firearm is purchased from an out-of-state dealer by an individual, it goes through a dealer-to-dealer transfer process if the sale isn't over-the-counter, and it is subject to all applicable federal laws as well as all state laws applicable to the transferee. This is part of the Gun Control Act of 1968, fer chrissakes.

Generally, a firearm may not lawfully be sold by a licensed dealer to a non-licensee who resides in a State other than the State in which the seller’s licensed premises is located. However, the sale may be made if the firearm is shipped to a licensed dealer whose business is in the purchaser’s State of residence and the purchaser takes delivery of the firearm from the dealer in his or her State of residence. In addition, a licensee may sell a rifle or shotgun to a person who is not a resident of the State where the licensee’s business premises is located in an over-the-counter transaction, provided the transaction complies with State law in the State where the licensee is located and in the State where the purchaser resides.

[18 U.S.C. 922(b)(3)]

And gun shows? This again?!

A gun dealer doesn't have some magical power to evade applicable laws if he sells at a gun show. And non-dealers at gun shows are just that ... non-dealers. They're conducting private sales, no different than if they ran an ad in the classifieds. Additionally, in Massachusetts where I live, a private sale is subject to virtually every rule that a sale from a dealer is anyway.

Finally, he brings up the semi-auto bogeyman, which, again, is just ignorant. A Colt 1911 .45 is a fine semi-auto. It's also been around for over 100 years, hence the name.

It isn't like this type of action on a repeater is inherently more dangerous than a revolver, pump, or lever action. It's just that the left has been taught that semi-autos are something new and bad and inherently more powerful and dangerous than non semi-autos, so they have to drop the buzzword.

Costas says he wants new gun laws, but he doesn't know a damned thing about the ones that are already on the books. And he knows even less about guns themselves. Color me shocked.

Posted by: Andy at 05:38 PM



Comments

1 Eleventy!

Posted by: Yip at December 04, 2012 05:41 PM (/jHWN)

2 oh, and Costas is an ass....

Posted by: Yip at December 04, 2012 05:41 PM (/jHWN)

3 Sine his pitty on the runny kine.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2012 05:41 PM (TVm3N)

4 Guns bad. Hulk smash!

Posted by: The Hulk at December 04, 2012 05:42 PM (mjR67)

5
I think Costas was just trying to jump in front of the 'Blame it on the violent culture of Football' thing...
So he tried to blame it on guns.

Posted by: wheatie at December 04, 2012 05:42 PM (CM59X)

6 A Colt 1911 .45 is a fine semi-auto. It's also been around for over 100 years, hence the name.

Fine? Just FINE and no better?

Burn the RINO heretic!!!

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 04, 2012 05:42 PM (SY2Kh)

7 >>in Massachusetts where I live, a private sale is subject to virtually every rule

The zombies will eat you first. I hope you have an escape plan.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 04, 2012 05:43 PM (epxV4)

8 Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 04, 2012 05:43 PM (epxV4)

They'll eat his money. Then him.

Posted by: wte9 at December 04, 2012 05:43 PM (6Tcdo)

9 Andy, quit trying to confuse the poor guy with facts.

You know how that makes a libtard's head hurt. It ain't nice.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 04, 2012 05:44 PM (ccXZP)

10 Yankees.

Nothing else to say.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at December 04, 2012 05:44 PM (wR+pz)

11 I wonder who costas voted for? Yeah right

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 05:44 PM (79ueO)

12

I believe he was told to say that shit.

Nothing in any form of mass media happens by accident, especially at these mongoloidconglomerates. EVERYTHING is hashed over.

Someone told him to say this, like they did the Trayvon bullshit.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bunny at December 04, 2012 05:44 PM (tcSZb)

13 Yankees.

Nothing else to say.
Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at December 04, 2012 05:44 PM (wR+pz)

Just remember George was a conservative and a great American

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 05:45 PM (79ueO)

14 "...should be allowed..."
Wut a cunt!
Media twerps like him never set foot on a sidewalk. They alight from limos in underground garages, traverse in the phalanx of yes-men to the elevators, then waft to the upper echelon. From whence they pronounce what I "should be allowed".
Bitch. I am endowed (not allowed) by my Creator! Bitch.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 05:45 PM (1V6Pv)

15 I was gonna take a semi-automatic to the federal bureaucracy, but noooooo

Posted by: Wild Sheriff Romney at December 04, 2012 05:45 PM (60GaT)

16 A Colt 1911 .45 is a fine semi-auto. It's also been around for over 100 years, hence the name.

Don't forget his famous mother, Ma Duece.

God bless John Moses Browning, Sr.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 04, 2012 05:46 PM (kqqGm)

17 Show these 2 images to a lib and ask which is more dangerous

http://tinyurl.com/a36yotk

http://tinyurl.com/bftua3r

I'll bet they pick the first since it's black and scary.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 04, 2012 05:47 PM (tf9Ne)

18 I am sure costas is a shitty athlete and I doubt he can walk backwards?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 04, 2012 05:47 PM (79ueO)

19 I am curious as to what laws you have to follow, or hoops you have to jump through in MA for private transactions.

In MS there really isn't any that I know of. I bought (and subsequently lost in the great boat tipping incident of 2010) a rifle from a classified ad. We exchanged DL info just to be on the safe side, but I don't know of any rules we had to follow.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (ccXZP)

20 I think the Gnome Costas needs a new business plan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (osh8D)

21
"Costas says he wants new gun laws, but he doesn't know a damned thing about the ones that are already on the books. And he knows even less about guns themselves. Color me shocked."

And he's short, so that makes it even worse. I hate these short little fu*ks.

Posted by: Hamilton Burger at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (2lhPQ)

22 "Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?"

This is a common question, and it arises from an equally common misunderstanding, which is, thankfully, easy to make clear, which I shall be happy to do for you right now:

None of your goddamned business, that's why.

Happy to help, Mr. Costas.

Posted by: Mike James at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (cgDgK)

23
Yep, that semi-auto thing is one of my pet peeves, since almost any firearm you buy will be semi-auto.

I see newscasters do this all the time, thinking semi-auto is the same as auto.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (n/ubI)

24 You know who carried a Colt 1911? Magnum PI, that's who. Who are you going to listen to, Thomas Fucking Magnum or Bob Costas?

Posted by: Fart at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (erQJO)

25 From May 2012: Bob Costas: "Football Is Unacceptably Brutal" http://tinyurl.com/bgw24j9 ---------- Yet he has no problem getting rich off it?

Posted by: Baldy at December 04, 2012 05:48 PM (opS9C)

26 If Costas didn't have access to a microphone, he'd still be alive today. But alas, he's dead to me.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 05:49 PM (zpqa2)

27 Costas is wrong.

When my guns talk to me it isn't kill, kill, kill. Usually they are bitching I don't take them out enough. Or why are you looking at pictures of that cheap Glock tramp?

Posted by: Invictus at December 04, 2012 05:49 PM (OQpzc)

28 Again with the midget.

Posted by: kallisto at December 04, 2012 05:49 PM (jm/9g)

29 GnuBreed, private gun sales outside of a gun shop and not crossing state lines are still unregulated.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 04, 2012 05:49 PM (osh8D)

30 Costas = A$$hat

Posted by: Bulldog in Kansas at December 04, 2012 05:49 PM (z1C58)

31 Bob should stay within the safe confines of Chicago and Washington where restrictive gun laws prevent violence of the type that plagues lawless free-fire zones like Kansas City.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at December 04, 2012 05:50 PM (+lsX1)

32 brb: Gonna find the REAL killer of Ron and Nichole. Then I'm gonna find the gun he used to stab Ron 100 times.

Posted by: Orange Juice Simpson at December 04, 2012 05:50 PM (feFL6)

33 Speaking of 1911s, I once saw a vintage photo of a cowboy on horseback with a holstered 1911.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 05:51 PM (1V6Pv)

34 "Why do you need a semi-automatic?"

Replace semi-automatic with Mercedes, the 5,000sq ft house, and so on. Its the classic leftist trope of trying to guilt you into not getting something they can't have or covet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 04, 2012 05:51 PM (osh8D)

35 God bless John Moses Browning, Sr.
Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 04, 2012 05:46 PM (kqqGm)

My son just completed advanced infantry training at Ft. Benning. They're still using Browning's .50 cal. He was more thrilled shooting that than any of the modern stuff.

Posted by: troyriser at December 04, 2012 05:51 PM (vtiE6)

36 Whitlock was on some radio show and he doubled down, saying that the NRA is the new KKK and blaming them for inner-city violence.
I'm moving from "let it burn" to "let certain stupid individuals burn". Pretty soon I'll be asking to be the one lighitng the torch.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at December 04, 2012 05:51 PM (YmPwQ)

37 You know who carried a Colt 1911? Magnum PI, that's who.

Nope. That was Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 04, 2012 05:51 PM (SY2Kh)

38 I'll bet they pick the first since it's black and scary.

I pick the first because it is more easily concealed and has a higher magazine capacity.

Did I win?

Posted by: fluffy at December 04, 2012 05:52 PM (O6q63)

39 Bob Costas is for mind readers and fortune tellers.

Nice try, Bob, on the "hunters" angle.

Get back in your shoe box and shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 05:52 PM (R18D0)

40 How about this version, Bob Cockass?

“Here’s where I stand: I do not want to see the First Amendment repealed. … People should be allowed to own internet access for their own opinions. Obviously, those who are writers. … Access to the internet is too easy in some cases. I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to equip himself in some states in ways only journalists or politicians should — to have a virtual press [by] mail order or computer shows."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 04, 2012 05:52 PM (JEpGb)

41 Journalists show the worthlessness of the education they received whenever they start talking about guns and firearms.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 04, 2012 05:53 PM (htUl+)

42 Costas is a midget jock sniffing leftist, just like Mike Lupica

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2012 05:53 PM (wwsoB)

43 Bob Costas is so vain he thinks my song is about him. He's right in this case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmv22ghzQw

Posted by: Randy Newman at December 04, 2012 05:53 PM (mjR67)

44 Baby mamas need guns, too.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 05:54 PM (R18D0)

45 GnuBreed, private gun sales outside of a gun shop and not crossing state lines are still unregulated.

That's not completely true, but I'm nitpicking. You can't knowingly sell to a felon or child, for instance.

But there is no federal background check, no.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 04, 2012 05:54 PM (SY2Kh)

46 Journalists show the worthlessness of the education they received whenever they start talking about guns and firearms.


Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 04, 2012 05:53 PM (htUl+)

FIFY

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 05:54 PM (zpqa2)

47 How about this version, Bob Cockass?

I think the media has made that abundantly clear with the "just a blogger" classification.

Posted by: no good deed at December 04, 2012 05:55 PM (mjR67)

48 damn this site

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 05:55 PM (zpqa2)

49 >> Fine? Just FINE and no better?

When I say that about the 1911, I say it like I would about a Purdey being a fine shotgun or Macallan 21 being a fine single malt.

Fine as in "refined".

Posted by: Andy at December 04, 2012 05:55 PM (C/NnJ)

50 imagine "about guns and firearms" with a strikethrough

FIFY

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 05:56 PM (zpqa2)

51 this reminds me of the SF Chronicle online article (many layers of fact-checking) that published the infographic of dangerous guns, one of which was the stinger thing from HALO.

Posted by: matt foley at December 04, 2012 05:56 PM (X69df)

52 Every time I've heard Whitlock when he's sitting in for Jim Rome the fat fuck wheezes like a blacksmith's bellows. I don't think guns are gonna be a factor in his early demise.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 04, 2012 05:56 PM (htUl+)

53 Say what you will about Bob Costas, I thought that he was very good in Lord of the Rings.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 04, 2012 05:56 PM (Hx5uv)

54 If Costas is trying to walk it back, it's because the suits at Comcast got a frightening number of cable subscription cancellations and NBC is a little concerned about ratings for next Sunday night's game, Detroit at Green Bay

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2012 05:57 PM (wwsoB)

55 you must be this tall to get on the ride

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (E16uG)

56 You know who carried a Colt 1911? Magnum PI, that's who.

Nope. That was Brian Dennehy.


Posted by: Hollowpoint

You're right! Just looked it up. "Starring Brian Dennehy as Magnum's Colt 1911."

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (R18D0)

57 Every time I've heard Whitlock when he's sitting in for Jim Rome the fat fuck wheezes like a blacksmith's bellows. I don't think guns are gonna be a factor in his early demise.

Quiet! Don't blow my cover.

Posted by: unregistered doughnuts at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (O6q63)

58 There are 1,696 players in the NFL. There are 1700 members in the gun club I belong to.

Number of people shot by NFL players in the last 10 years: at least 3
Number of people shot by members of the Oakdale Gun Club: 0

It appears to me that an NFL player is 3 times more likely to shoot someone than the "gun culture" I'm part of. Maybe he's blaming the wrong culture.

Posted by: DanInMN at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (XqeyF)

59 >> I am curious as to what laws you have to follow, or hoops you have to jump through in MA for private transactions.

Scroll down to "Private Sales and Transfers" here for an example on handguns.

http://goal.org/handgunsales.html

Posted by: Andy at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (C/NnJ)

60 In the gun world, a 1911 type semi-auto action is called an automatic which really makes gun haters shit themselves.

Posted by: Max Entropy at December 04, 2012 05:59 PM (gdHyx)

61 I pick the first because it is more easily concealed and has a higher magazine capacity.


Did I win?>>

I didn't factor in the real advantages to the first I guess. Because I was going to say they were equal and in the scenario that caused Costas to speak they are.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 04, 2012 05:59 PM (tf9Ne)

62 Say what you will about Bob Costas, I thought that he was very good in Lord of the Rings.

That was him? I didn't realize that it was Costas in the Gollum costume.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 04, 2012 05:59 PM (SY2Kh)

63 GnuBreed, private gun sales outside of a gun shop and not crossing state lines are still unregulated.

I can't speak for the other 56 states but there the CA all firearms transfers require going through an FFL. The only ones not requiring a 10 day waiting period for the state are family generational transfers, and that is only good for a maximum two generations (i.e. Grandparent to grandchild).

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 04, 2012 05:59 PM (kqqGm)

64 honestly, there is little that the ignorant media is more completely clueless about than guns. semi-auto is a personal pet peeve, as well as what "assault rifles" people are allowed to own and how they're so much worse than hunting rifles. this misconception is so pervasive that it's laughable, especially when you consider the truly devastating firepower of a century-old design (lever-action) rifle in the hands of a competent shooter.

Posted by: matt foley at December 04, 2012 06:00 PM (X69df)

65 Randy Newman

You know in the 'new USA' you can end up in jail for an inflammatory YouTube video?

Posted by: Steve Klein at December 04, 2012 06:00 PM (feFL6)

66 If Costas is trying to walk it back, it's because
the suits at Comcast got a frightening number of cable subscription
cancellations and NBC is a little concerned about ratings for next
Sunday night's game, Detroit at Green Bay



Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2012 05:57 PM (wwsoB)


I was on a sports bbs not particularly known for conservatism when Costas let loose and he immediately got slagged with STFUs.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 04, 2012 06:00 PM (htUl+)

67 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 [by] mail order or gun shows. Why do you need a semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?

He definitely has never read the 2nd amendment. What a jackhole.

Posted by: polynikes at December 04, 2012 06:00 PM (m2CN7)

68 And there we go for country living. Someone just shot their shotgun.

John P. Squibob, so CA has closed the loophole about antique weapon sales requiring no waiting period?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 04, 2012 06:01 PM (osh8D)

69 You'd probably be stupid too if you spent your life with your face at fart altitude.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 06:01 PM (R18D0)

70 This important insight occurred to me in the early 1990s. Liberals think they fear the gun, not in the healthy way we practice "it's loaded" and muzzle discipline, but because they are sociopaths. Many of them are actually so deranged that if they were to have a gun, they would go postal. They don't have an afterlife in their religion ("it's just tissue, dude"), and they're medication makes them unsteady on top of an original lack of mental firmness. They don't actually fear the gun: they fear what they know they would do with it. And that would get them kicked out of their little club.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 06:02 PM (1V6Pv)

71 When microphones are outlawed, only outlaws will have microphones.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 04, 2012 06:02 PM (Hx5uv)

72 As with all things Leftist, what matters is how things affect your emotions. Hence, "assault rifles." They look scary, therefore they must be controlled/banned.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at December 04, 2012 06:02 PM (zpqa2)

73 Bob, you ignorant slut:

The 2nd amendment isn't for the benefit of hunters. It's so a Morsi type can't declare himself king for life.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 04, 2012 06:02 PM (HDgX3)

74 @71 Exactly like lutefisk!

Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 06:03 PM (1V6Pv)

75 This was why Costas only covered about 10 seconds of shooting sports at the Olympics? Kim Rhode earns her fifth consecutive Olympic medal in skeet shooting and all she gets is 10 seconds. That's pathetic.

Posted by: Max Entropy at December 04, 2012 06:03 PM (gdHyx)

76 LA riots, meet Korean shopkeepers with semi-auto rifles on the rooftops.

Posted by: Dang at December 04, 2012 06:04 PM (R18D0)

77
"Show these 2 images to a lib and ask which is more dangerous
I'll bet they pick the first since it's black and scary"
This. I've a pair of er, "vintage" Winchester 30/30s hanging over the fireplace, and our more liberal friends never blink whilst strolling around at a party or get together. Pull out a "scary" AR derivitive, and they all go apeshirt...

Posted by: Jess1 at December 04, 2012 06:05 PM (LwGY+)

78 I didn't factor in the real advantages to the first I guess. Because I was going to say they were equal and in the scenario that caused Costas to speak they are.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 04, 2012 05:59 PM (tf9Ne)

There are few advantages to the tacticool pistol grip on a pump shotgun in lieu of a complete shoulder stock. Shooting one of those pistol-gripped numbers with any kind of reasonable accuracy is exceedingly difficult--at least for me and I'm an experienced shooter. The other shotgun, the full-sized autoloader, is a dreamboat.

Posted by: troyriser at December 04, 2012 06:05 PM (vtiE6)

79 It appears to me that an NFL player is 3 times more likely to shoot someone than the "gun culture" I'm part of. Maybe he's blaming the wrong culture.

A couple days ago I tried to find an instance of a soccer player shooting someone, any one. All I could find was instance after instance of soccer players being murdered. All over the world.

Not being judgmental, of course, because some people need killing, but someone able to bore millions of Americans to death in a low scoring game isn't high on my 'needs to be killed' list.

// much sarcasm Janet Nap

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 04, 2012 06:05 PM (feFL6)

80
Posted by: Thorvald at December 04, 2012 06:02 PM (1V6Pv)

I only have anecdotal data but every time I read about a gun "accident" involving a politician, it's a lib. Cheney was an outlying point.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 04, 2012 06:06 PM (htUl+)

81 59 Posted by: Andy at December 04, 2012 05:58 PM (C/NnJ)

Wow. I read through a good chunk of that gobbletygook, and MA law sucks. Though I suppose IL requirements are quite similar; when I lived there I had to get a FOID (firearm owners ID) card in order to buy ammo there.

So I say HAH! MS doesn't suck worst at everything.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 04, 2012 06:09 PM (ccXZP)

82 John P. Squibob, so CA has closed the loophole about antique weapon sales requiring no waiting period?

Prefacing the usual disclaimers, if it was manufactured before Jan 1, 1899 it is considered an antique and is exempt because it is not considered to be firearms.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 04, 2012 06:10 PM (kqqGm)

83 A Colt 1911 .45 is a fine semi-auto. It's also been around for over 100 years, hence the name.

Fine? Just FINE and no better?


Just fine. If you are a southpaw. Which I am. Had to dump the 1911 and go with the HK USP. Now THAT is a superb weapon. Magazine release is under the trigger guard. THAT one I can hit without having to contort my thumb.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 04, 2012 06:13 PM (d0Dmj)

84 This. I've a pair of er, "vintage" Winchester 30/30s hanging over the
fireplace, and our more liberal friends never blink whilst strolling
around at a party or get together. Pull out a "scary" AR derivitive, and
they all go apeshirt...


That's 'cause they know that your 30/30s are that cheap-ass stamped metal with hollow roll pins crap made after 1964.

I keed.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 04, 2012 06:14 PM (kqqGm)

85 Guns are mean and kill people.

Posted by: Northwestern University Second Amendment Seminar at December 04, 2012 06:15 PM (jfWE9)

86 I like the 1911, except when I have to compress the main spring after cleaning. That is a real bugger. More than once the thing flies out of my hands and goes off who knows where.

Posted by: navybrat at December 04, 2012 06:15 PM (49rSO)

87 Some people learn to love the smell of gunpowder and what it represents. Others?

Jockstraps.

Posted by: Fritz at December 04, 2012 06:15 PM (ZA675)

88 A liberal's guide to firearms:

Semi-automatic = Machine Gun
Automatic = Machine Gun
Assault Weapon = Machine Gun
Pump action shotgun = Riot Shotgun
Bolt action rifle with scope = Sniper rifle
Revolver = Saturday Night Special
AR15 = M16 = AK47 = High powered rifle that can shoot through planets
Hollowpoint Ammunition = Cop Killer Bullets
Polymer frame handguns = Invisible to metal detectors and x-ray machines

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 04, 2012 06:16 PM (SY2Kh)

89
#84...
I know, I know.
FWIW, both were "well used" by '64.

Posted by: Jess1 at December 04, 2012 06:25 PM (LwGY+)

90 Can we come together on the grenade launchers?

Posted by: Josh Lyman at December 04, 2012 06:29 PM (3xuEM)

91 86 I like the 1911, except when I have to compress the main spring after cleaning. That is a real bugger. More than once the thing flies out of my hands and goes off who knows where.

I gotta say that this has never happened to me. I don't think I have ever even heard of that happening.

Maybe you should spend more time with the Gunner's Mates.

Posted by: VADM (Red) Cuthbert Collingwood (Mentioned in Dispatches) at December 04, 2012 06:31 PM (3xuEM)

92
"Why do you need a semi-automatic?"




Because fuck you, that's why, Bob.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2012 06:35 PM (TIIx5)

93 It's a new spring...

Posted by: navybrat at December 04, 2012 06:46 PM (49rSO)

94 " The only ones not requiring a 10 day waiting period ..."

--------------

10 days?!? But I'm mad now! -- Homer Simpson

The FBI background check I had to get when I got my CHL allows me to bypass that crap. I'm not sure about this but I think the rest of Texas' CHL holders still haven't shot as many people as NFL players have.

Posted by: slug at December 04, 2012 06:52 PM (vVv3V)

95 Why the hell are M1911's so damn expensive? I'd like to get one but they're outrageous, at least the ones I'm eyeballing.

Posted by: EC at December 04, 2012 06:53 PM (doBIb)

96 He works for NBC. For years he worked on an NFL broadcast that welcomed Keith Olbermann, who railed against Republicans on a sports show. What did anyone expect, less left-wing sanctimony?

Posted by: waelse1 at December 04, 2012 07:08 PM (XnI8a)

97 Maybe some well informed sports figure will give The Young and Hansom Bobby Costas (as the late Jack Carney of KMOX used to call him) a "gun law for dummies" session. And maybe he would also take him to the range for some hands on connection with reality.

Posted by: theBuckWheat at December 04, 2012 07:12 PM (hBb5u)

98 Blasted overly smart word correction! Hansom => Handsome.

Posted by: theBuckWheat at December 04, 2012 07:14 PM (hBb5u)

99 My fave is when they say: Guns are only madefor killing.
Well yeah, that's why I have them. Got any other brilliant observations?

Posted by: Dadof3 at December 04, 2012 07:17 PM (kJpyg)

100 These twerps who advocate more gun laws and more restrictions really piss me off when they don't even have the brains to do a little research before they open their pie hole. The next intelligent thing costas says will be the first intelligent thing he says.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at December 04, 2012 07:19 PM (LyFx9)

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Posted by: lizardbrain at December 04, 2012 07:20 PM (EXDjY)

102 Ooo! A new hash, with that new hash smell.

Posted by: lizardbrain at December 04, 2012 07:21 PM (EXDjY)

103 Yep. I killed the thread.

Posted by: lizardbrain at December 04, 2012 07:28 PM (EXDjY)

104 Nay nay I killed this thread...

Posted by: sandman now with extra hate at December 04, 2012 07:35 PM (zxaA2)

105 I like how liberals think semi-automatic weapons are worse then automatic weapons just because the name is longer.

Posted by: Josef at December 04, 2012 07:43 PM (c1scD)

106 “the football culture, the gun culture, domestic violence.”

That's not all the same thing, but I do remember the days when footballers were decent, at least in public. And we were not afraid to go to a game. Our entire culture has coarsened, thanks to PC liberals like Costas, so why is anyone surprised at the rise of violence to go along with general amoral behavior branded as cool?

Posted by: PJ at December 04, 2012 08:02 PM (ZWaLo)

107 Oh how could I have not been a part of this thread? Thank you Andy for continuing to stomp on Costas. I just must comment on this little gem of stoopid...

First the turd states..., "… People should be allowed to own guns for their own
protection. Obviously, those who are hunters. …" Followed by the moronic, "I don’t see any reason a citizen should be able to
arm himself in some states in ways only police or military should... Why do you need a
semi-automatic weapon? What possible use is there?"


Semi-automatic? Does he even know what that means? Why, he asks. Well, some bird hunters might protest giving up their semi-automatic shotguns. Some housewives might protest giving up their semi-automatic shotguns or just about any other non-revolver handgun for home protection; he does say he is for protection after all. But then the boson sized brain doesn't think they should have the same as the police. Sorry but in a free society, the citizen should be able to own EXACTLY what the police have and I'm pretty sure some police officers carry semi-automatics for "protection".

Keep'em coming Andy.



Posted by: dogfish at December 04, 2012 09:50 PM (N2yhW)

108 The worst part isn't that Costas is stupid, it is that he is predictably stupid in ways that anyone center- to right-leaning has had to put up with for, well, at least as long as I've been alive.

Posted by: Matt S. at December 04, 2012 10:27 PM (7oWbB)

109 I keep mine in a Liberty safe. Wait, do you think they can unlock it from inside?

Posted by: EROWMER at December 04, 2012 11:13 PM (kxlCQ)

110 Gunshows here have a line of cops at the entrance who check everyone. The guns are chained to the tables and high priced compared to shops. All prices are high now thanks to comrade choom and the glorious collective utopia building. As for mail order only an FFL licensed dealer can accept any part with a serial number. This myth from lefty rat liberals about free guns at the gun show and a bazooka and shells coming in the mail are as stale and played out as the race card. Just read a story out of Florida about a part time gun dealer selling guns at a flea market getting shot when some youths he refused to sell to came back with guns of their own. The teens smashed the display case, stole some guns and shot the man in the stomach.

Posted by: fully automatic pez dispenser at December 05, 2012 01:45 AM (Kflw4)

111 The issue about gun shows is not the shows, but the "trunk sales" of regulated firearms (pistols)that happen in the parking lots or just off site. It's difficult to find individual sellers of regulated firearms in your area through normal communication channels. We like to trade our guns so we can experience different types and find those "dream guns" (like my HK P30S!!!) so what's a guy to do? You take your guns to the gun show in the trunk of your car, put a sign on your backthat says "Private Seller/Buyer" and walkaround trolling for contact.In most states it's the newbuyer's responsibility totransfer the weapon, not the individual seller. By the way, another way thatourlocal, state, and federal governments aretrying to undermine the 2nd Amendment is to requireyou to have a "collector's license" if you own more than X number of guns, and also they're prohibiting gun range patrons from using ammo that's not bought at the range. This is to keep you from having ammunition in the car while there are guns in the car. WTF, over?!!

Posted by: Manolo at December 05, 2012 07:35 AM (kl3xJ)

112 ...by the way, Bob, I "need" a semi-automatic because I want to be able to lay down as many rounds as possible whena drug-craving ex-NFL player kicks in my door looking forcough syrup to cook. Get it, moron?

Posted by: Manolo at December 05, 2012 07:39 AM (kl3xJ)

113 Journalists routinely swap the semi-auto and the automatic term back in force like they are one in the same. They just aren't familiar enough with guns to understand the technical distinction. In the 2nd presidential debate there was the one lady that asked Obama about laws to control the number of "automatic rifles" on the street. And Obama replied "that we really do need to do something about the guns that kill so many people." The funny thing is that lots more people die every year from being beaten to death by bare fists than they do by automatic rifles. And there are already a slew of laws to restrict the possession of fully automatic machine guns. And that class 3 license isn't that easy to get. Anybody who is out there comitting crimes with fully automatic rifles is most likely possessing that gun illegally and thus has already broken the law and more laws aren't going to change anything. But this again is a perfect example of how people on the left rule with their emotions rather than their heads. Sure a whole beavy of new gun laws isn't going to decrease crime but the fact that we did something, anything, washing them of the guilt they feel for the "gun culture" and brings them closer to saintly hood. Secularism has become the new religion.

Posted by: HeftyJo at December 05, 2012 02:25 PM (EN3UW)

114 Costas is definetly scared about what the public thinks about him, why would he be on several shows including O'reilly to further explain his position. The ironic part is that his position is based on ignorance. He talks about nfl players having guns in large numbers but never researches how many of those players hunt or are sport shooters. Does the moron know that millions of hunters use semi-automatic shotguns. His not only a midget in stature, he is a mental midget.

Posted by: fred at December 06, 2012 10:07 AM (HYFCt)

115 The semi-automatic argument is just ridiculous. Apparently, Costas thinks that we should be just fine protecting ourselves with muzzle-loaders.

Posted by: John at December 07, 2012 04:30 AM (S32Hg)






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