NRA president Wayne LaPierre and reporter Ginny Simone railed against Bob Costas on Sunday, insisting the NBC sportscaster was wrong to advocate gun control after a murder-suicide incident.
Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide on Saturday. Both LaPierre and Simone suggested the incident could have been averted if Perkins had owned a gun.
LaPierre said Costas “wouldn’t have said a thing last night” if Perkins “had saved her life by having a firearm.” He accused Costas of using the tragic shooting to “spew [his social agenda] all over America” and insisted crime would be reduced if more Americans owned guns.
Simone added that Costas “gave the public a bunch of lies.”
“As you mentioned, the victim, I mean, she was totally defenseless against this six-foot guy that weighs 240 pounds,” she said. “What if she had a firearm?”
“Well, that is exactly right,” LaPierre responded.
LaPierre complained that the media was biased against guns, unlike the “vast majority” of Americans who knew guns made them safer.
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