Ice-T, one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, has spoken out against tougher gun-control laws after the Aurora, Colo., movie-theater shooting, according to the Huffington Post. In an interview broadcast in London, he said that the “United States is based on guns” and even quoted a KRS-One lyric to explain his argument.
Speaking on London’s Channel 4 (via Mediaite), the “godfather of gangster rap” essentially argued the “guns don’t kill people, people do” route (those are not Ice’s words). “If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it,” he said. “You can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time.”
… “Like KRS said, you’re never going to have justice on stolen land,” Ice added.
The rapper said that weapons are necessary to protect oneself from police. He also said he’d be glad to turn in his weapon after everyone else.
Ice’s comments come in the week after 12 people were killed and another 59 were injured when a young man walked into a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” and began spraying gunfire into the crowded theater.
Read more at the Huffington Post.