Source- LeBron James spoke out on gun control, one day after another infant killed in Cleveland and Oregon tragedy.“There’s no room for guns”, James said, urging greater gun control to make individuals think twice before resorting to deadly violence.
James said he saw news of the child Wakefield’s shooting break across his phone while he was sitting at home with his three children and “it automatically just hit me”.
“I feel like if we can do our part, through my foundation and what we do, then maybe it can possibly bring the number of percentages down from, I don’t know, 20 percent to 15 to 10″.
“There’s no room for guns”.
“Four kids under the age of five or six years old have been shot and killed or very badly injured, there’s no room for that”. “It’s all over. If you’ve seen my message, I used the hashtag, “The Nation” as well because it’s our whole nation that goes through this as well”. James, of course, will be condemned for his comments by those who disagree and praised by those who share his views.
Listen, and listen good LeBron, because I don't say this often. I actually agree with you. There are too many gun related incidents, especially amongst children, and something should be done about it. However, I am going to have to ask you to stay out of this one. I know you are pretty much the Governor of Cleveland at this point, but not even the real Governor of Cleveland wants to get into a debate about the positives and negatives of carrying a firearm with gun enthusiasts. I can say with relatively strong conviction that the last person that a gun owner wants to hear from in regards to one of their most prized possessions is an NBA player. This might come as a shock to you Bron Bron, but there isn't much overlap between those that will stop at nothing to defend their right to carry a handgun and NBA fans. You could promote all the hashtag advocacy that you want, but you simply aren't changing the mind of someone that thinks more deadly weapons will make society less deadly.
I know you are used to getting what you want, but this is the NRA, not the NBA, and one man's voice just doesn't make that much of a difference, no matter how good he is at putting a ball in a hoop. I appreciate you trying to use your popularity for good, but arguing with gun lovers is as fruitless as arguing with someone about whether or not you are better than Michael Jordan. The only real difference is that one argument is responsible for far more casualties, although at time's you would be hard pressed to say which one that is. You would legitimately have more luck trying to defend homosexuality against the Catholic church, because gun owners are the so stalwart in their beliefs that they basically are a religion. A religion that loves it's weaponry and is outspoken in it's beliefs. You can't out-argue stupid, and when a gun owner feels threatened that's exactly what they become.
P.S. Not saying that LeBron shooting a machine gun at a firing range makes him hypocritical, but it's not the best look to have that picture online when you are trying to get stronger gun laws. Easy pickings for a group of people that doesn't base it's rationale on the rational.