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″.
James didn’t hear President Barack Obama’s impassioned speech following the mass shooting at an Oregon community college campus, but “I know what I see. There’s so many around now, today”, James said Friday following Cavs practice. James, however, left open the possibility of eventually shifting that focus.
“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.
Last winter, James, and his teammates wore shirts that read “I can’t breathe” in pregame warm-ups against the Brooklyn Nets in tribute to the death of Eric Garner. I don’t know how you can do that.
With the unclear status of Tristan Thompson, there remains questions on whether or not LeBron James will eventually come to Thompson’s rescue and help in pressuring the NBA team to give in to the Canadian basketball star’s demands. He believes, the work he’s doing through programs associated with the LeBron James Family Foundation is helping curb behavior.
LeBron James isn’t afraid to speak his mind