I have loved Bill Cosby since I was a young child – his humor, and common sense approach to life has made him an endearing celebrity. This weekend Mr. Cosby weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case and I would like to discuss his stance and your thoughts here. He was quoted as saying, “The Gun” empowered George Zimmerman and further explained, “Without a gun, I don’t see Mr. Zimmerman approaching Trayvon by himself.” This last sentence is not really something to discuss, as it does have some merit.
The line in the article that fueled me to fire up the laptop and burn up the keys was the next statement Mr. Cosby said:
When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.
What? Did he really need to take his comments to that level? This actually offended me, and shocked me. It is such a blanket statement to make, very surprising coming from one of the biggest advocates of personal responsibility. So tell me, readers of this blog, and proponents of CCW: When you carry a gun, do you mean to kill or harm another person?