To quote the words of Eddie Murphy as he was imitating Richard Prior, “Tell Bill I said have a coke and a smile and shut the &^@$ up.”
What that line was in reference to was a skit wherein Bill Cosby called Eddie Murphy to criticize his comedy style. Eddie Murphy then recounts a conversation he had with Richard Prior about the subject.
However, the line is just as appropriate when you consider Bill Cosby’s latest comment regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting. “When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.” Let that sink in for a moment.
I am a gun owner as are, I suspect, many of you reading this. I can say first-hand that my carrying of a gun has never meant I mean to harm somebody or kill somebody. What it has meant to me was self-defense. The simple act of carrying a gun gives me peace of mind. When deployed, I would carry a gun, as would all military members (and some civilians) around me. Not one person has ever given me pause to think they are intending to kill someone or do someone harm. In fact, the reason to carry is gun is to prevent harm, or should someone intend to do me or others around me harm, I can answer back with lethal force.