American Professional Basketball superstar LeBron James, currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of NBA says “there is no room for guns” after a series of shooting incidents this week.
Following a drive-by shooting of a baby in Cleveland and a mass shooting in Oregon this week, the basketball star all but suggested a prohibition on guns.
James, a father of three, was moved by the news that 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield was killed during a drive-by shooting in Cleveland, where two other young children have also been shot to death in the last month.
“Four kids under the age of five or six years old have been shot and killed or very badly injured,” James said Friday, according to the Associated Press.
“There’s no room for that. There’s no room for guns, first of all, but then for violence toward kids or anybody. I see the news go across my phone and I’m sitting there in front of my three kids, so it automatically just hit me.”
“It’s not just in Cleveland, it’s the whole nation that goes through this as well,” he added. “We all hurt from it.”
Though James stopped short of calling for any specific gun reforms, he admitted that changing the nation’s firearms laws could be difficult.
“I know what I see. I know how I feel. 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,” James said.
“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.”
SOURCE : thehill.com