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Bill Cosby Weighs in on Trayvon Martin Shooting in Rare Cable News Appearance

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A familiar face made the cable news rounds this weekend, stepping back into the public spotlight to discuss guns, race and the Trayvon Martin shooting. Comedian Bill Cosby spoke to CNN's Candy Crowly and appeared on MSNBC's Meet the Press to discuss the racially charged case that has grabbed America's attention.

The 74-year-old Cosby expressed grave concern over the prominence of guns in our society, arguing that gun control is a bigger issue in the Travyon Martin/George Zimmerman saga than race.

“I believe that when you tell me that you’re going to protect the neighborhood that I live in, I don’t want you to have a gun,” said Cosby, referencing Zimmerman’s role as a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida. “I want you to be able to see something, report it, and get out of the way because you happen to be a part of the neighborhood. I don’t want you to get hurt, and I don’t want you to hurt anyone.

See the clip from Cosby’s interview with Candy Crowley below:

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