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Cosby: Trayvon Martin case about guns, not race

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 15, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.

— Actor and comedian Bill Cosby says the debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer should be focused on guns, not race.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” aired Sunday, Cosby said calling George Zimmerman a racist doesn’t solve anything. Cosby says the bigger question is what Zimmerman was doing with a gun, and who taught him how to behave with it.

The shooting of the 17-year-old Martin on Feb. 26 has ignited a nationwide debate about race and self-defense.

Cosby said during the interview, which was taped Thursday afternoon, that he once owned a gun but no longer does. He says there is a need to get guns off the streets, and that people should be taught to use every possible alternative before shooting someone.

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KCSAP says... April 16, 2012 at 8:42 a.m.

Here we go again with its the guns fault....

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Jfish says... April 16, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.

I actually thought it was one of the more rational statements that I have heard regarding the case. I don't think he was saying we need to take away all guns, but with anything there has to be a limit.

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HawgFan says... April 16, 2012 at 9:17 a.m.

Who cares what Bill Cosby thinks. Just because he used to be a decent comedian and average actor, his opinion matters?? I think not. Let's go interview Carrie Underwood and see what she thinks. Who cares?!?!

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KCSAP says... April 18, 2012 at 7:36 a.m.

There has been no rational reporting or commenting in this case, this is just more mumbo jumbo that is simply the lunatic times in which we live.

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