NBC News anchor and Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw gave the commencement speech at the University of Mississippi last weekend, in which he said that more guns “will mean more homegrown acts of terror.”
He had this to say on what would happen if we had more guns:
“I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of ever more lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown acts of terror. Yes, we have a constitutional right to own guns. I believe strongly in the Second Amendment, but with that right comes the personal obligation to be on guard against the promiscuous use of guns.”
He cited mass shooting/murder incidents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Virginia Tech, a South Carolina church, and other places that are “ablaze with gunfire.”
The 76-year-old journalist stated that he is a long time gun owner with a “closet full of guns.” He noted that he got his first gun when he was only 10 years old, and that he’s “still active in sports shooting.”
Nevertheless, he said he was “appalled” by the idea of “more guns and more firearm tolerance,” as he said such things will necessarily lead to more terrorist attacks.