MLB pitcher claims Obama ‘wants to take our guns from us’

Jonathan PapelbonPhiladelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon apparently isn’t a big fan of President Obama’s stringent gun proposals.

The all-star closer, who is known throughout Major League Baseball for his outlandish comments, veered into political talk Tuesday while discussing Monday’s bombings in Boston.

“Today’s day and age, has gotten so crazy. Shoot man, Obama wants to take our guns from us and everything. You got all this stuff going on, it’s just a little bit insane for me, man. I’m not sure how to take it,” Papelbon told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Papelbon played for the Red Sox for seven seasons before joining the Phils in 2011. During that time, he lived in Copley Plaza, just above the steakhouse that was the site of one of the bombings.

On Monday, Papelbon noted that it was “surreal” watching the footage of the bombs go off in his old stomping grounds.

“It’s sad, man,” he told MLB writer Todd Zolecki. “Patriot’s Day is a big thing in Boston. Sox play at 11 o’clock. It’s all ruined. Families are ruined, lives are ruined. For what? It’s just sad. Hopefully the city can rally and make things better, but it’s going to be tough.”

You can watch Papelbon’s interview from Tuesday below:

 

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    I’m all in favor of tight gun controls and if the Feds spent this wasted time going into the areas in the inner cities and taking up the guns owned illegally by the gang bangers and Ghetto gutter snipe then I’m all for that.. But I have never broken a law aside from speeding and I’ve never shot anyone who was not intent on harming me and was illegally armed with a stolen hand gun or while in the ARMY shooting for my pay check in S.E Asia . I’ve had guns since I was 5 or 6 yrs old My G.Father gave me the .22 winchester he gave my Father told me to be safe showed the rules to me and taught me to hunt and shoot .. And at 64 yrs now I have like any gun owner more then I really need but not as many as I want. I see no harm in any gun . They are lifeless hunks or Iron ,wood and Polymers now days Not capable of harming anyone Its the person and all I saw Obamas great plan was going to do was make the playing filed very unleveled thugs and thieves were not going to walk in and give their up ..

    I say take anyone who kills in cold blood for any reason with any weapon from Ball.Bat to knife execute them in full view of the public and kill them them soon thats the deterrent.. that would impress the public. God created man Samuel Colt created them equal.. And any fool who thinks he /she will ever brake into my home and harm me or mine ! I hope the called for the meat truck first.. when seconds count I don’t have minuets to wait for a cop to show up if at all..
    Or play 50 questions with a dumb ass 9/11 operator ever listen to one of those calls ? ever called 9/11 ? I’ll protect me and mine I was never going to give mine up or report to any Dr what I have in my home .. Thats part of the New Obama care Drs have a questionnaire you need to answer about guns in your home.. B/S NunYa is all I told them..
    I bet that Dr in Cheshire Ct wished that he had had a weapon in his home home now back in 2007 after his wife and two daughters were killed after Hrs of being rapped and tortured But he has to live with that not me where was the cops then ?
    When the last gun has been removed from planet earth and then I’ll consider giving mine up.. maybe ?

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