Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/18/13
Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman stepped outside of the basketball world for a few minutes during a recent radio interview and tackled a subject that seems to be important to him. Kaman, a gun owner, gave his take on gun legislation. The 30-year-old, who signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks in July, said he understands some aspects of the firearm regulations being discussed in Washington but adds that there's still plenty he doesn't comprehend. "Listen, I'm just saying, I'm a big time advocate for gun control, all that," Kaman said on 1310 The Ticket KTCK-AM in Dallas on Thursday, according to The Dallas Morning News. "But it's got to be within reason. You don't just kill the whole deal." Kaman added: "I think it's important. You can't just sell anything to anybody. There's got to be some kind of rules. There's got to be better background checks. I agree with all that. The magazine thing, I'm OK with them changing the magazines down to even five rounds. But to outrightly just ban the whole setup? You know how many people have assault rifles in this world? It's unbelievable." Kaman also made the argument that because so many rights have been added over the years that it doesn't make sense to take other rights away. "What about people's rights? At one point we started letting women vote, OK, it changed people's rights," Kaman said. "Now we're letting gay we're letting homosexuals get married. They're making more rights for more people. So why all of the sudden are we taking away the right for people to own guns?" Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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