Shaq Surprises Liberals And Former Team Mates With His Pro-Gun Sentiment.
Outspoken Celebrities seem to have a tendency to be Liberal, and athletes even more so. It was a surprise when former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal spoke out against Gun Control. The Former basketball player had this to say in a recent interview WABC hosted.
“You’ve got a lot of people talking about getting these guns off the streets.The only problem with that is, there’s 15 million of them out there already on the streets. And then another problem is if you ban them, then you’re going to create an underground market, and the gun collectors, you know, it’s going to become more valuable.”
O’Neal simply wants to keep kids safe.
“The government should give law enforcement more money, Give more money, you recruit more people, and the guys that are not ready to go on the streets, you put them in front of the schools.”
As you can imagine this perspective from an athlete is unexpected especially with NFL players having such an opposing view with the kneeling and protest of police. But O’Neal has more than just a respect for the men in blue he also is an active reserve officer.
According to The Conservative Tribune.
“O’Neal is a professional basketball player with a well-known respect for the law. He’s been a reserve police officer for Florida in Miami Beach and Golden Beach; for Tempe, Arizona; and for California for the Port of Los Angeles, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
He’s even planning a run for sheriff in Henry County, Georgia, in 2020, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Seeing a successful black athlete who wants to be part of law enforcement probably drives liberals even crazier than O’Neal’s stance on cops in schools.”
See, now this is a real Athlete and someone kids should look up to. Despite making ridiculous money playing basketball he is now working outside of the limelight in a career that is all about serving and protect his community.