Patrick Mahomes Says He Didn’t Want To Demand More Gun Control After Kansas City Chiefs Parade Shooting Because He’s “Continuing To Educate” Himself

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Wanting to educate yourself before speaking out? That’s not how we do things these days, Pat.

Of course it should be, but with social media people are free to spout of whatever nonsense opinion they want whenever they want, whether they know what they’re talking about or not.

Hey, that’s just the world we live in.

But Patrick Mahomes took a different approach after the tragic shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.

Six people opened fire back in February at what was supposed to be a day of celebration for the city and their team, leaving one person dead and around 2 dozen injured.

And of course in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, many began calling for increased gun control.

Mahomes, however, was not one of them.

In the immediate aftermath, the Chiefs quarterback and his wife Brittany took the time to visit some of the victims of the shooting in the hospital.

But Mahomes refrained from speaking out on the gun control issue. And in a new interview with TIME, he explained why he didn’t want to join the calls for new restrictions:

“I continue to educate myself. I don’t want to make a quick response to something that takes a lot of education to really learn and make a swaying comment based off that. But I know we have to find a solution of some way to make this stuff stop.”

I mean, sounds like a pretty reasonable position to take, right?

Of course Mahomes has never really been overly political, declining to endorse any presidential candidate in 2020. And it doesn’t sound like he’s going to change that in 2024:

“I don’t want to pressure anyone to vote for a certain President. I want people to use their voice, whoever they believe in. I want them to do the research.”

Once again, a pretty reasonable position. Which probably means a lot of people are going to be upset with it, just because that’s how things go these days.

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