Charles Barkley tells Costas why he carries a gun

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“[I’ve] carried a gun in my car, every day of my life since I was 21 or 22 … never had to use it … it would take extreme circumstances for me to even touch it.”

– Charles Barkley

Basketball legend Sir Charles Barkley was on Costas Tonight Thursday night and he told Bob Costas that he feels safer carrying a gun.  He said it gave him a “sense of peace.

He went on to note that the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide was not about guns but was about violence against women.

“I hope people don’t [overemphasize the gun situation. I’m very sensitive to domestic violence because I have a daughter, and that’s just one thing that I cannot accept in any shape or form whatsoever.”

Read more of Sir Charles’ excellent commentary at Cincinnati.com.

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