O.G. Ice-T Defends Gun Rights [Channel 4]
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In light of Friday morning's Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, the issue of gun control has come roaring back into the public's mind. From NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to pretty much every left-leaning personality on MSNBC, many people reacted in a predictably knee-jerk fashion and blamed lax gun control laws (in addition to violent video games or a "culture of violence") for the actions of a person who was clearly hell-bent on murdering.
Others have come out in defense of gun rights, many cautioning that we shouldn't be so quick to blame lax legislation for a crime for which we've yet to discover a motive. Interestingly, one of the more succinct explanations for why the connection between gun laws and this particular massacre might be tenuous came from... rap legend and actor Ice-T.
Speaking with Channel 4 London's Krishnan Guru-Murthy in the hours after the Colorado news broke, the self-described "Godfather of Gangsta Rap" vehemently denied a connection between gun rights and the Aurora murders.