Snoop Lion: Americans Guilty of “promoting the gun”

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During an
interview ;with Piers Morgan, rapper Snoop Lion (formerly
Snoop Dogg), who in 2007 plead no
contest to felony gun possession charges, ;declared that “we
are guilty as Americans of promoting the gun.” The remark came
during a discussion of his new song, “No Guns
Allowed.” Snoop Lion said he wrote the song “to help the the next
person who was thinking about loading a gun and going to a school
and shooting, maybe helping him put that gun down.”
In recent months, other rappers, other rappers,
including ;Big
Boi and
Ice T, have offered different takes on gun ownership. ;
Shortly after a 2012 movie
theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, MSNBC’s Martin Bashir
asked ;Ice
T why he was such a defender of the right to own guns:

Well I’ll give up my guns when everybody else does, doesn’t that
make sense? I mean if there were guns here would you want to be the
only person without one?

Asked whether he has a gun at home, Ice T replied, “Yeah, its
legal in the United States, it’s part of our Constitution. You
know, the right to bear arms is because that’s that last form of
defense against tyranny — ;not to hunt, it’s to protect
yourself from the police.”
In an interview with The Huffington Post, rapper Big
Boi, who
voted for Gary Johnson, was asked if he had “a
position or a stance when it comes to gun rights”:

Where I stand at is, on the Second Amendment where the right to
bear arms is not just for fishing and hunting and things like that
but it’s the right of the American people to have a means of
defense against a tyrannical government.

When asked if he would “support an assault weapons ban or if you
think its totally legit for people to have weapons like that,” he
answered: “I think people can have whatever they want to as long as
they are responsible.”

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Snoop Lion: Americans Guilty of “promoting the gun”

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