Since the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman on February 26, countless people have spoken out on the caseâ€”including BlackEnterprise.com celebrity columnist David Banner (click here). Now, the always-opinionated comedy icon Bill Cosby adds his perspective on the national story.
In a recent interview with the Washington Times, Mr. Cosby focused in on the fact that Zimmerman had a gun as evidence that he was in the power position, which is a major flaw in his â€śstand your groundâ€ť defense. â€śWithout a gun, I donâ€™t seeÂ Mr. ZimmermanÂ approaching Trayvon by himself,â€ťÂ he said. â€śThe power-of-the-gun mentality had him unafraid to confront someone. Even police call for backup in similar situations.â€ť
Pushing for tighter gun legislation, Mr. Cosby continued, â€śWeâ€™ve got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch,â€ť he said. â€śWhen you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.â€ť