Rapper Ice-T Defends Gun Rights After Colorado Shooting: Insensitive?

Fef 2012/07/24 00:40:29
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Ice-T, the rap legend and actor, defended the right of citizens to carry firearms hours after the Colorado Movie Massacre. Ice-T told Krishnan Guru-Murthy on London’s Channel 4 that he would give up his guns after everyone else gives up theirs.
Ice-T went on to defend gun owners in America: “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.”

“And do you see any link between that and this sort of instance?” Guru-Murthy challenged.

“No. Not really,” Ice-T responded. “If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it.”

“Makes it easier though, doesn’t it?” the host pushed back.

“Not really. You can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time.”

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 and a culture of violence) for the actions of a person who was clearly hell-bent on murdering.

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  • Cat 2012/07/30 02:00:04
    Did you notice his last statement "America is built on guns. you'll never have justice on stolen land." He understands why amendment #2 exists.
  • Child of light 2012/07/25 03:56:15
    Child of light
    He hit the nail right on the head
    gun laws
  • Aahz_OneAndOnly 2012/07/24 21:53:40
    Freedom of Speech. It's not freedom of speech only if you agree with what is said.
  • none 2012/07/24 17:46:55
  • frank 2012/07/24 16:59:23 (edited)
    Why are the liberals yelling Gun control when they don't care about enforcing Gun control laws.
  • Stardust 2012/07/24 13:23:59
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/07/24 11:45:16
    Lady Whitewolf
    Not at all.
  • 'Zedd 2012/07/24 08:59:34
  • aneed2know 2012/07/24 08:37:17
    Ice T is one to talk, he was part of the generation that brought gun violence to LA.
  • Vision ... aneed2know 2012/07/24 20:12:36
  • aneed2know Vision ... 2012/07/25 05:46:34 (edited)
    Uh wrong Brosket, i grew up in LA from age 8 to age 17 and violence was not a main stay until the Black Panthers was attacked by government law enforcement. I see we have another person who has bought the stereotype of about California and LA in particular.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/24 06:42:12
    You know the bleeding hearts are going to come out of the wood work, so, it's nice to see some people coming out and defending the second amendment.
  • aneed2know TheTrut... 2012/07/24 08:43:31
  • Vision ... aneed2know 2012/07/24 20:12:13
  • aneed2know Vision ... 2012/07/25 05:50:38
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/25 07:09:34
    And those cops are being dealt with. Do you honestly think you have the market cornered on being harassed by the cops. Get in line. Just about all of the non-wasp nationalities(white, black, other) have had to deal with such epithets at one time or another. It is time for you and everyone else to stop playing the race card and move forward.
  • aneed2know TheTrut... 2012/07/25 07:46:34
    one question would you tell a Jew to stop playing the holocaust card?
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/25 07:48:06
    You really have the stones to compare the holocaust to some ignorant name calling you had to endure as a kid?!? really?!? That's lame even for you.
  • aneed2know TheTrut... 2012/07/25 07:49:34
    would you tell you a Jew to stop playing the Holocaust card, answer the question?
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/25 07:53:24
    I did. "You really have the stones to compare the holocaust to some ignorant name calling you had to endure as a kid?!? really?!? That's lame even for you." There simply is no comparison between the two acts.
  • aneed2know TheTrut... 2012/07/25 08:12:43
    no you did not answer the question and you cant because you know you would not tell a Jewish person to get over the holocaust, but you and people like you have no problems telling blacks to get over the Institutionalized racism that was and in some places still going on in certain sections of the country. People like you burn my a$$, you say one thing and then when no one is looking or paying attention say another.

    Truth is you know you would not say it.
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/26 07:02:50
  • Cat aneed2know 2012/07/30 01:51:21
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/25 07:05:50 (edited)
    And how old is this song? Perhaps playing a cop on "law & Order SVU" for so long has softened he feelings towards the police. Last we chatted about the second amendment, you told me that, although you would not want to own a gun, you were fine with the freedom for citizens to own guns. You change your mind there as well?
    Now, what happened in Colorado was a tragedy, but, let's not go pointing fingers at anyone or anything other then the psychotic chew toy that perpetrated the horrific act. He and he alone is the one to be blamed.
  • aneed2know TheTrut... 2012/07/25 07:47:39
    first get it straight, i am not blaming anyone but the one who did the act, second it is my opinion that we dont need more guns on the street, and as you are entitled to your opinion i am entitled to mine.
  • TheTrut... aneed2know 2012/07/25 07:50:45
    Well, at least we seem to agree on that. I'm not really in favor of there being "more guns" out there per se, but, I am and always will be a staunch defender of the second amendment.
  • Aahz_On... aneed2know 2012/07/25 08:44:06
    I have that CD it pretty good
  • aneed2know Aahz_On... 2012/07/25 09:04:38
    yes it is good, and i still feel the same about the sentiments of the Album.
  • Aahz_On... aneed2know 2012/07/25 09:07:54
    Yeah they (the government) made ice-t remove Cop Killer on the re-release of the same album.
  • Charu ∞ijm♥∞ 2012/07/24 06:35:56
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    He was standing up for the Constitution, what is so insensitive about that.
  • mich52 2012/07/24 06:32:41
  • Angryface01 2012/07/24 04:19:00
    But I'm not against guns at all. My question is why anyone asked this man anything at all... decent actor... but some of his music was very commercialized and hyped and not necessarily the best this artist had to offer... why was he consulted?
  • Kamen R... Angryfa... 2012/07/24 04:34:23
    Kamen Rider Bagua
    Because he's always been a defender of the 2nd Amendment. Its probably because he also is against dirty cops, lying politicians, and people tampering with anyone's freedom. He's had some songs about killing dirty cops, and of the sorts.
  • Angryfa... Kamen R... 2012/07/24 22:54:17
    Oh. Makes sense. For the last few years, I've lived under a rock and have no clue.... thank you for explaining that.
  • Darr247 2012/07/24 04:07:10
    In fact, the ultra-restrictive concealed carry rules in Aurora are the reason there was nobody besides the criminal terrorist in the theater with a gun.

    Contrary to initial reports, the loon was wearing no "body armor" other than a riot helmet with face shield flipped up. The supposedly "bulletproof vest" was nothing more than a "ballistic nylon" (the same thing 'parachute pants' - remember them? - were made out of) vest with pockets for carrying extra ammo mags.

    If anyone else had been 'carrying' and fired back with a .40S&W; or .45ACP, they would've dropped him like a sandbag.
  • Iamfree 2012/07/24 03:56:52
    He speaks the truth. Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer to murder many more people in Oklahoma.
  • mikeeonly 2012/07/24 03:34:12
    pretty much gangster ghetto attitude
  • Iamfree mikeeonly 2012/07/24 03:57:46
    Interesting. I am neither a gangster nor do I live in the ghetto, and I couldn't agree more with him.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/24 03:08:26
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    Why is it more insensitive to support gun ownership than it is to scream "Ban guns!"?
  • kaZappoo 2012/07/24 02:34:05
    this incident was unfortunate ,,,however our absolute right isnt to infringed by anyone ..

    some thing this part of an agenda !

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