Bob Costas' advocacy of gun control, following last week's murder suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, drew some irate reaction from the right, but he says that they are taking his comments to mean he wants to take away rights.
While Costas was paraphrasing a columnist who wrote about gun culture, he did offer his personal conclusion to what happened.
"If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today," Costas said.
But an NBC spokesman told USA Today that Costas is "pro-sensible gun reform and pro-attitude adjustment on guns."
Here's the Costas video.