Rapper Ice-T came out in defense of the Second Amendment in a recent interview, saying rather bluntly that the right to bear arms is “the last form of defense against tyranny.”
“Yeah, it’s legal in the United States,” he answered when a British interviewer asked him whether he carries guns, according to CNS News.
“It’s part of our Constitution, you know,” he continued. “The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself form the police.”
“Well, I’ll give up my gun when everybody else does,” he added during the interview. “Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?”
Moreover, when the interviewer asked if there was a link between mass shootings and the prevalence of guns in America, Ice-T bluntly said, “No, not really!”
“If somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don’t need a gun to do it,” he added.
He has a point. Murderers and psychopaths use all kinds of tools to kill people, which includes bombs, knives and even automobiles.
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Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only rapper with such views. Ice Cube said the following about Donald Trump back in April:
“Donald Trump is what Americans love. Donald Trump is what Americans aspire to be – rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be. That’s kind of been like the American dream. He looks like a boss to everybody, and Americans love to have a boss.”