Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, joined President Biden’s sentiment when he echoed, “Enough is enough! Assault weapons loaded with high-capacity magazines are a clear threat to public safety and should be banned,” reported Breitbart.
But Lurie wasn’t the only big name in sports calling for more government regulations. The US Men’s soccer team sent an open letter to Congress stating “With legislation being considered in the coming days in the House and Senate, we implore you to stand with the majority of Americans who support stronger gun laws.”
The sports industry is just the latest in the entertainment sector calling for an end to 2nd Amendment rights. An appalling number of A-list actors, actresses and musicians have publicly spoken against the right to self-defense.
Athletes and sports figures often face severe backlash when speaking out against Constitutional rights – including the 2nd Amendment. Both Colin Kaepernick and Bubba Wallace were slammed after expressing their disdain over Kyle Rittenhouse’s “not guilty” verdict. Both used the race card to condemn the jury’s decision.
The house is expected to vote on a gun package this week. That package is expected to raise the age of purchasing semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21. It is also expected to ban high-capacity magazines.
Republicans called it “a hastily-assembled attack on Americans’ rights, adding that “it doesn’t have a serious chance of passing the Senate.”
“What we are doing here is just designed to appeal to Democratic primary voters. The bill won’t make our schools safer,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.
“It will hamper the rights of law-abiding citizens, and it will do nothing to stop mass shootings.”