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NBC Sports' Bob Costas took an unusual political stand during "Sunday Night Football" a day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and himself. Belcher, 25, shot and killed the 22-year-old Perkins Saturday before driving to a stadium parking lot, where he shot himself in front of two coaches and the team's general manager. "Sunday Night Football" is usually a politics-free zone, but Costas read from a column by Kansas City-based FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock, who said the availability of handguns amplifies small conflicts into deadly ones. Gun control opponents »

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