Addressing this past weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Costas quoted from an article by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock during his 90-second speech, saying, "Our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. 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... If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."
Responding to Costas' commentary, Nugent tweeted (December 3):
"We thought Bob Costas was smarter than that. Only fools blame tools instead of human failings. Shame Bob... Blaming guns for crime is like blaming helmuts for headbutts. WTF Costas! Uve lost it... Hey Bob Costas we all kno that obesity is a direct result of the proliferation of spoons & forks Get a clue... #BobCostas has clearly lost his mind. Inanimate objects are the problem not murderers. Brilliant."
According to Blabbermouth, Nugent also made an appearance on today's broadcast of Mark Davis' show on 660 AM in Dallas, where he continued his criticism of Costas. "The curse of the fantasy-driven cult of denial out there that is manifested in the voting for Barack Obama and the gun-running Attorney General ad nauseum - I didn't think that Bob Costas had that hole in his brain," Nugent said. "How dare you blame an inanimate object on something like murder? Why not blame the murderer?"