WASHINGTON — Hollywood actor and political activist Danny Glover, star of the “Lethal Weapon” films with Mel Gibson, told The Daily Caller that Congress should “abolish guns” in the U.S.
“I don’t own a gun and definitely not only gun control, we should abolish guns, the personal guns. That’s how far I’m willing to go,” Glover told TheDC at a TransAfrica Forum benefit event on Wednesday night.
“There are many people in this country who do not have guns, who don’t own guns and are still under the same, are still susceptible to being burglarized or anything, but that doesn’t mean that we should willingly accept the fact that we need guns. We have to find some sort of way in which we live together, some sort of way in which we move on, for the human species to move on without guns.”
Glover said if Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today, “he would be out there advocating for the end of guns as a prelude to the end of violence as well.”
African Passion Wines, a new South African wine available for the first time in America, raised funds to support the TransAfrica Forum by sponsoring “An Evening with Danny Glover” in Washington.
TransAfrica is the “oldest and largest African American human rights and social justice advocacy organization in the United States.”