Monday, December 3, 2012

Time to Take a Stand on Guns

It’s time for NBC to let Bob Costas go.  This coming from a fan of Costa’s work over the years.  I admire his knowledge of sports and his ability to deliver it to us but what he did last night goes far beyond the sports world.  He took advantage of a situation that was IN the sports world to promote his own political agenda.
When Rush Limbaugh did his Sandra Fluke thing (arguably it was very true) he was flambayed by the media and punished economically costing him perhaps millions of dollars.
When Don Imus spoke about the Rutgers women’s basketball team he was fired (side note: he actually didn’t say anything, it was his sidekick Bernard that uttered the infamous “nappy headed ho’s” phrase.
The Second Amendment is under assault, don’t underestimate or be confused on that issue.  In case you weren’t watching Sunday Night Football last night, Bob Costas, who during halftime of the NFL game, quoted from a column by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock

"What I believe is, if he didn’t possess or own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it."

What we MUST understand is that there are many like Costas who suggest a ban on American’s right to "keep and bear arms".

Every time a situation arises that involves a shooting, the Bob Costa’s of the entertainment world jump to their feet and cry “foul!”
Now I fully admit that as a talk show host, I am certainly a part of that “entertainment world” and could easily be lumped into that category but I am here to tell you that I proudly embrace the “right to bear arms” and I bear them daily.  I have safely and soundly used guns since my first weapon given to me by my father when I was 12 years old.  I hunt, I shoot for fun and at times I carry for protection of my family and I. 

Even today we have the news that our own Attorney General has joined with 9 other state AG’s to oppose stopping licensed gun owners carry their concealed firearms across state lines.  This continued assault against will not stop, neither will my resolve!

I strongly advise that each and everyone of us, band together, join together and stand up for our God given Constitutional rights and NOT give in to the Hollywood types who have no idea what REAL freedom constitutes.  Join the Oregon Firearms Federation at: or a local chapter of a Gun Owners of America Association or as a last resort, the National Rifle Association.


Siddhartha said...

You forgot to mention the Second Amendment Foundation
They have done an outstanding job for our gun rights across the nation for some time now.

Bill's Waste of Air said...

Great point Sidd, thanks for bringing that one up!

Jeff Linder said...

Thanks Bill. I wasn't aware of OFF until now and now I have joined. I too, was appalled that Costas said that last night...but where is the media hoohah? It's just that the liberal media won't rock the boat or ruffle feathers. How can we make this happen?

Tammy Bowers said...

I'm going out and buying a gun soon.