The recent Colorado shootings have shone a brighter spotlight on the issue of gun control, and with the upcoming election, it’s sure to be a hot campaign issue. Law & Order star and rapper Ice-T recently spoke about about the issue of gun control on a London news show.
“I’ll give up my gun when everybody else does,” he told Channel 4 London News. “It’s legal in the United States. The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny, not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”
The news anchor then asks Ice-T if he thinks it would be harder for people to kill others without guns. Ice-T responds by saying he doesn’t think so, adding that in other countries people just strap on bombs to kill large amounts of people.
Following the interview with the London new channel, Ice-T tweeted this: “My comment on guns got a lot of press. They call me ‘Gangster’ don’t forget ‘US Army Vet.” He then added, “A little gun history,” linking to a document titled, “BLACK HISTORY and the Second Amendment.
Watch Ice-T’s interview on London 4 News.[youtube url=”http://youtu.be/-GwIbyp4xBU” width=”450″]
On the flip side, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and film producer Michael Moore have a different point-of-view. (The remainder of Moore’s interview can be viewed on CNN’s You Tube channel here.[youtube url=”http://youtu.be/RVXx-NejsK8″ width=”450″]
With whom do you agree?