- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 3, 2015

NFL legend Deion Sanders said people, not guns are to blame for Wednesday’s mass shooting that claimed 14 lives in San Bernardino, California.

“I don’t think that guns [are] picking up themselves and pulling triggers on [their] own,” Mr. Sanders told The Associated Press Wednesday night at Footwear News’ 29th Annual Achievement Awards in New York City. “I think people are doing that. It says more about people than it says about guns.”

“I’m not an advocate of ignorance or violence whatsoever, but we need to really look at people,” he said, adding, “This is happening in the inner cities on a daily basis.”

He was the third of four celebrities interviewed in the AP clip posted on YouTube, The Blaze reported. Mr. Sanders followed iconic former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who said gun violence “has to be eradicated. It has to be stopped. It’s happening too often with younger kids for no apparent reasons, it seems like.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide