No 'dealer' can sell a gun to you without a NICS check, with only one exception and that requires a background check as well.
So Bob says to himself.. "what would sound like a "shocking" percentage to use for my statement?"
Pssssstttttttt, 40% sounds like a good number..... Don't worry Bob the "sheep" in America will not dispute it because you are a celebrity and don't lie...... :duh:
How about background checks violate the 2nd amendment...... "....shall not be infringed."
Yep ccw9mm, I understand what he's got. But (IMHO) Brittany Spears has both of those things as well. Yet I don't see the gun world sweating & wringing their hands in worry over the next thing she's gonna' say about guns. I listened to BC's shallow arguments & now he's just trying to justify a flippant, non-sports related comment under an increasingly heavy barrage of scrutiny with defensive debate & voodoo statistics. His whole "guns make violence too easy to perpetrate" is easily countered by "guns are the easiest protection AGAINST that same violence". It's like listening to Costas' views on Early Vatican History or Fractal Geometry as related to Sub-Polar Weather Patterns. The more we make of this, the more juice HE HAS on the subject! :yup:
I know where he got that statistic - The same place Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama got the "90% of the guns in Mexico come from the US" statistic.Quote:
?? "40% of all gun purchases do not require any background check??"--Bob Costas
Costas and those like him, OTOH, are in positions of relative respect and influence ... anchors and interviewers/-ees on news broadcasts and the like. Am not defending him in the least. And I partly agree with you that the fueling of the controversy helps him stay top-of-mind with people. But the mere fact he's making such statements of such political import on widely-viewed programming means he's reaching a lot of people who are far more influential (as voters) than pre-teens infatuated with mentally-unstable T&A.
Gang bangers acquire a 100% of their guns without background checks.
My point is that, societally, we are confusing famous with infamous, eloquent with intelligent & well-known with well-respcted. Our media-driven, malformed spheres of influence no longer reflect any individual ability to appropriately attribute weight to the comments (or actions) of popcorn farts. A hat doesn't make you a cowboy. A Harley doesn't make you a biker. And a seat in the broadcast booth of a ballgame doesn't make your opinion on 2nd Amendment issues worth one additional second of related airtime. Unless, of course, your comments run parallel to the liberal, leftist, world-view of the major media outlets. Then, you're instantly a pundit, social pioneer & Noble Peace Prize Nominee. And any contrasting views are clearly the product of a bygone era when Americans naively held to their guns & bibles. :hand5:
94.7% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Agreed, those who appreciate what's being said (and merely blustered about) will see it for what it is: BS not worthy of our time. Though, in spite of all that, the influencing potential makes it worth our time, because that potential is very real. If for no other reason than to help expose it for the liberty-hating BS it is.
It is time for people to be held responsible for; THEIR OWN ACTIONS!!
Stop blaming the guns for the crime, and start punishing the hand it was in at the time!!
Besides they have it all wrong, guns don't kill people.....boolits do :tired:
Here's a question - suppose it's true that 40% of gun sales do not require a background check.
When I explained that to someone they told me I'm stupid. My response, how is a person privately selling a chicken, some vegetables, or some private piece of artwork any different than selling a firearm? I never got a response.
I bought my Remington 1911 R1 from a private owner that had a booth set up at the Tulsa Gun Show and did not do a background check. It was sweet, I thought I was going to have to wait a week or so before I would get it, but I took it home the same day...:image035: