LeBron James: ‘There’s No Room For Guns In America’
LeBron James went on a Twitter rant on Thursday when a baby was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Cleveland.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 1, 2015
That gave the often-described Greatest Basketball Player Player on the Planet a running start, unfortunately, for the tragic events in Oregon. Today he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that the country needs stricter gun laws, but actually his comments went much further than that.
What's not being widely emphasized is that LeBron, if he had his way and if it were possible, would get rid of all guns. That's how this reads to me. LeBron:
"Obviously you're not going to be able to take every gun out, I don't know how you can do that. There's so many around now, today. But if there's some stipulations behind it or some penalties, some big time penalties or rules or regulations about carrying firearms, legal or illegal, people will second-guess themselves."
And James says that his stance isn't all just talk. He said that his LeBron James Family Foundation is helping keep kids away from guns and violence.
It's a tough sell, to say the least. I believe that once a person has owned a gun, they feel naked and fearful without it. It's not just an issue of safety -- some people love firearms, and justify their lust by the deluded belief that their weapons will save them from a government takeover. Why would that happen? You've been divorced multiple times -- your own wife didn't want you, twice. What makes you think that the government would be any different?
It's also a misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Here it is:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
What part of "well regulated militia" don't people understand? There is nothing wrong with regulating gun ownership. The gun control side should be using the Second Amendment to bolster their case.
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