Costas used a minute and a half of airtime to quote and praise an article written by Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock, who called for more gun control following a tragic murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
Charlie Daniels took to his Twitter page Monday morning to respond. He tweeted: “If Bob Costas is really for gun control he should start by demanding (President) Obama to lift his executive privilege order on fast and furious". (Charlie was referring to a controversial strategy to sell licensed guns to to illegal buyers in an effort to dismantle Mexican drug cartels.)
In response to a comment from one of his followers, Daniels added, “Is Bob Costas naive enough to think Jovan Belcher needed a gun to murder his girlfriend. He could have used his bare hands.”
On Saturday, Belcher killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in front of his coach and general manager.