The weird part of this is that Costas wasn't really owning the remarks, but repeating someone else's idiotic commentary. By repeating it he certainly played a role in supporting the position, but it was kinda a wimpy thing to do....and this for a guy who reports on FOOTBALL.
Obviously this couple was in crisis and if he didn't have a gun, it would have been another weapon, like the Kitchen Scissors. What are we gonna do...stop people from possessing kitchen scissors, too?
They should focus on making sure that football players are getting the right assistance and lower triggers for intervention to help them get the counseling, treatment, and mental/emotional help they actually needed. In fact, we need that for the rest of society, while I am thinking about it.
Has anybody noticed most of the gun and bow violence of late is mentally ill people and not cold-blooded murderers? Providing systems that allow for early interventions might have prevented some of them.