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James Harrison blames Jovan Belcher, not guns for murder-suicide

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04:03 PM ET 12.06 | When Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend, panicked and then drove to Arrowhead to commit suicide, people were taken aback by this. But the initial shock has worn off and politics have briskly and swiftly made their full arrival into the whole incident. The issue has stopped being mental health or the effects of extreme wealth and responsibility on someone who may not be mature enough to handle it, and has become about the thing American's love as much as God and their family: guns. First off, let's be frank: the Bob Costas incident wasn't a big deal. People who agreed with Costas applauded him, and those who opposed his views called him a leftist snob. But would the people applauding him be doing that if Costas had said the opposite of what he said and had taken a pro-gun stance? Would the people disgusted by him be so harsh? Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking stance on the other side of the issue, saying that a gun didn't kill Kassandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher, rather Jovan Belcher killed the two.

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December 6, 2012  04:20 PM ET

I agree with James Harrison.

December 6, 2012  04:21 PM ET

Bob Costas is an arrogant jerk.

December 6, 2012  04:22 PM ET

Its a shame, but James is right.

December 6, 2012  04:27 PM ET

I said on another site, do people think suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem that only came along after the invent of gunpowder?....................NO.

While guns do afford a very, very quick option, the mental mind still has to cause the finger to pull the trigger.

December 6, 2012  04:29 PM ET

As long as we blame these incidents on guns instead of on the real idiots who caused them, we'll keep seeing more of them. I'll bet not one person retired their gun over Costas' comments, saying, "Yeah, he's right." It's more likely someone won't reach for their's during an argument because of what Harrison had to say.

December 6, 2012  04:34 PM ET
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Bob Costas is an arrogant jerk.

free specch is great, unless that person disagrees with you, right?

December 6, 2012  04:36 PM ET
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Its a shame, but James is right.

the man gets one right every here & there, gotta give him that.

December 6, 2012  04:37 PM ET
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I agree with James Harrison.

Me too.

December 6, 2012  04:38 PM ET
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As long as we blame these incidents on guns instead of on the real idiots who caused them, we'll keep seeing more of them. I'll bet not one person retired their gun over Costas' comments, saying, "Yeah, he's right." It's more likely someone won't reach for their's during an argument because of what Harrison had to say.

Costas has an anti-gun agenda and used halftime of an NFL football game to articulate it.

December 6, 2012  04:39 PM ET
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free specch is great, unless that person disagrees with you, right?

I would have preferred to hear his actual opinion rather than him reciting Jason Whitlock...

December 6, 2012  04:39 PM ET
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free specch is great, unless that person disagrees with you, right?

Halftime of an NFL football game is no place to express a non football related viewpoint.

December 6, 2012  04:51 PM ET

Mr. Harrison is right, guns are like computers, they will only do what humans tell them to do.....

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December 6, 2012  04:57 PM ET
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Neither is Fannation.

Hey Dolebama, are you related to Dolemite?

December 6, 2012  04:58 PM ET
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Mr. Harrison is right, guns are like computers, they will only do what humans tell them to do.....

I'd feel naked without my handgun.

December 6, 2012  05:01 PM ET

Harrison is right.

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December 6, 2012  05:34 PM ET

Right on James. Would Costas be happier if Belcher threw her out a window. The gun didn't kill her, the Lunatic holding it did.

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