Good Morning, Broncos fans! John Elway continued to make the media rounds (as part of Dove's ad campaign) Thursday with an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan.
Morgan has notably been vocally supportive of restricting access to guns in the U.S., especially of the semi-automatic variety. He broached the topic with Elway, and here's the exchange as transcribed by HuffPo:
"You're from Colorado and I was particularly appalled by what happened in the Aurora movie theater," Morgan began. "But as somebody who has grown up in American culture, presumably around guns, what is your view of the debate as it stands?" He asked Elway.
To which Elway responded: "You know, I'm still waiting to hear both sides of it. I'm a gun owner. I'm a hunter and I enjoy that and I respect the second amendment.""As someone who hunts and shoots for sport, do you see any need for civilians to have one of these military-style rifles that can pump out 100 bullets a minute?" Morgan asked.
"No, and that's one area -- I don't own a machine gun," Elway said and before he finished his thought Morgan asked, "But do you see why anybody would need one as a civilian?""I do not," Elway responded. "I don't see that. And that's the side I'm waiting to hear about and to see if that is the solution, if that's the solution that can prevent some of these catastrophes that are going on at these grade schools then, you know, I'm all for the solution."
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