Marcellus Wiley weighed in following the Michigan State University shooting that left three undergraduates dead, and five others wounded earlier this week.
The former NFL defensive end who made the transition to being a sports analyst doesn’t think guns should be blamed in the situation, but rather the people who are committing terrible acts of violence.
“We’ve got to stop blaming the gun and start looking at the humans and the individuals who are now responsible with those guns,” Wiley said in a post to Twitter on Tuesday. “And unfortunately, like incidents today [at Michigan State], irresponsible with those guns.”
“Someone told me this once: They said, ‘We blame guns in this country more than anything.’ But if you think about it, if you put a gun on a table, it does nothing,” Wiley continued. “It needs a human being to activate. It needs a human being to be that weapon of destruction.”
He added that calls for stricter gun laws will not make society safer as law-breaking individuals will still find a way to obtain the weapons.
“Ban all the guns and then, guess what? That will make safer schools, safer streets, safer communities,” Wiley continued. “I don’t think it would. You know why? Because if you ban all the guns, only the bad guys are going to get access to the guns, right? Because the bad guys are not going to follow the law.”
The shooter, Anthony McRae, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had no known connection to the school and it is still unknown why he committed these acts.
This topic gets brought up each and every time there is a mass shooting, and much like the other cases, nothing will change and we will sit back and wait for this to happen multiple times.
Wiley played for 10 years in the NFL, spending time with four different organizations.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.