Asserts the moderate-liberal commentator, about the liberal sportscaster's support of increased gun control after NFL player Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide of his girlfriend: "The Center for Disease Control and the University of Chicago calculate that are 87 gun deaths each day and 183 gun-related injuries each day in America. They also estimate that gun violence costs our society a total $100 billion per year — that's everything from law enforcement costs to emergency room costs which get passed on to every taxpayer. So my hat is off to Bob Costas as an honest man pointing to the facts and shaming all the 'Scaredy-Cats' in the media who don’t want their boss or the advertisers to get a call from the powerful lobbyists opposed to any gun control. Our political leaders are muzzled, too, by the big campaign dollars available from the guns-for-all crowd."
Booker Rising response: Why didn't Mr. Williams discuss the 400,000 lives saved each year (not to mention money), because people exercised their gun rights? Now that's a public safety statistic for you, as it dwarfs the 32,000 people (a sizeable percentage of whom are gangbangers) killed each year by gun-toting folks. By the way, Jovan Belcher's guns were legally obtained. His girlfriend is dead because Belcher was a thug (with a prior history of violence) who didn't value black lives....not his girlfriend, not his own, and certainly not their now-orphaned three-month-old daughter.