“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”.
James originally reacted on Twitter on Thursday, following a report that a baby had been fatally shot in Cleveland on Thursday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lebron James poses for a portrait during the National Basketball Association team’s media day, Monday, September 28, 2015, in Independence, Ohio. “I know how I feel”, James said.
Weeks prior to the murder of the infant, Ramon Burnett, 5, and Major Howard, 3, were killed in separate drive-by shootings.
“There’s no room for guns”, James said, urging greater gun control to make individuals think twice before resorting to deadly violence.
Meanwhile, Cleveland will reportedly provide Kevin Love more opportunities to exhibit his basketball and leadership skills this NBA season – a decision echoed by LeBron James himself.
James said on Friday the violence in Cleveland and across America was too much to take.
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”.
James said he did not listen to President Barack Obamas condemnation of gun violence in comments made October 1 after another mass shooting, this one at a community college in Oregon.
The Cleveland Cavaliers main man went on to discuss, “He’s got a year under his belt; he knows what he expects out of himself and what his teammates expect out of him. It’s not just in Cleveland it’s the whole nation that goes from it. We all hurt from it”. He believes a few of the work he’s doing through programs associated with the LeBron James Family Foundation are helping curb behavior. “Part of the education program we’re doing is keeping those kids off the street and keeping their situations that [are] maybe bad and turning them into good”.