Correct. Ex-NFL Star Says Banning Guns Won't Solve Mass Shootings

John Simmons | February 16, 2023
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Three students were killed in a shooting at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on Tuesday. The suspected shooter, Anthony McRae, is also confirmed to be dead.

The kneejerk response from the left is to blame guns. After all, if no one were allowed to own guns, there wouldn’t be mass shootings, right?

That’s a solution that - as California well knows - does not solve the problem. And it’s a line of thinking that former NFL player Marcellus Wiley finds faulty as well.

The former defensive end said shortly after the shooting took place that we need to stop blaming the weapons and start looking at the people using them.

“If you put a gun on a table, it does nothing,” Wiley said. “It needs a human being to activate. It needs a human being to be that weapon of destruction.”

Wiley also explained that “if you ban all the guns only the bad guys are going to get access to guns, because the bad guys are not going to follow the law.”

Cold logic is refreshing.

If you are motivated enough to get a gun to cause harm, you will find a way to get one. Gun control laws only work to prevent law-abiding citizens from owning firearms, not eliminate mass shootings.

Again, this does not mean what happened at Michigan State should not be addressed properly. But like Wiley said, trampling an enumerated constitutional right isn't the way.

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