Hall of Famer Namath to Piers Morgan: Blame Violence on the 'Animal We Are', Not Guns

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Football hall of famer Joe Namath called out NBC's Bob Costas on the 3 December 2012 edition of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight for gratuitously inserting his pro-gun control views into a NFL telecast: "As a football fan, I'm not up to that kind of a halftime take. There is a time and a place for it, and I wasn't pleased about that."

Namath also hinted that gun control efforts were ultimately futile because of humanity's unpredictable nature: "I think there's always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It's the animal we are that cause the problems."