Bill Cosby: Trayvon Case About Guns, Not Racism

Zimmerman needed that gun to shoot Martin, comic says
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2012 4:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Bill Cosby argues that the Trayvon Martin debate should focus on guns rather than race, the AP reports. In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" today, Cosby said that accusing George Zimmerman of racism solves nothing. "What is solved by saying, 'He’s a racist? That’s why he shot the boy.'" To Cosby, the real reason Zimmerman shot Martin is "this," he said, sticking out a finger like a gun barrel.

"What is he doing with it, and who taught him and told him how to behave with this" weapon are important questions, said Cosby. He argued that the US must get guns off the streets, and teach people to exhaust all other alternatives before pulling the trigger.

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