VIDEO: NFL greats Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith talk gun control in PSA

(AP) New York --   A PSA favoring gun law reforms released Friday features NFL greats Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk. The PSA is paid for by is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino.     The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary has fired up the issue of gun control and gun rights in this country. President Barak Obama has made a vow to get gun control reforms in place and it seems this issue, seemingly widely favored by the public, is now being pushed using sports figures. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is an organization that support what they consider smart gun control measures. Their website states the organization ''advocates for common-sense measures that will close deadly gaps in our gun laws and make sure law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to detect and deter gun trafficking.'' It's nice to see pro athletes past and present step off the field and get involved in social causes. Gun control is a serious issue in this country, and one none of us should take lightly. What do you think about the athlete's participation? Do you think athletes should make a formal stance on controversial social issues? Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis  

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