Saints Coach Sean Payton says current gun laws are flawed and frustrating as he spoke about gun control in light of the massacre that occurred in Las Vegas during a country music concert. In a conference call with beat reporters, Payton says the current system in our country right now is not working.
"The madness is when you go years and years and years and say well," said Payton. "This is what I believe in my heart. We owe it to our children and we have to be better in that way."
Payton says he made these same statements after the shooting of former Saints player Will Smith, who was tragically killed in a road rage incident. He says it seems like incidents like this keep coming up over and over, and it’s not good when you draw parallels with other countries.
"And here we are as educated and smart and forward thinking as we think we are, and it's broken and obvious," said Payton.
Payton says if people don’t like his position for "common sense" gun control, that’s tough. He says you can either quietly sit and do nothing, or speak up about what he calls a clear problem in our country.
"I just think it's frustrating," said Payton. "When you look at it from afar, it's madness."