Ice-T offers his opinion on Gun Control
Rapper Ice-T feels that the United States is based on guns.
Donned as the “king of gansta rap” Ice-T spoke to London news channel 4 about proposed gun control after the recent cinema shooting.
Ice-T said that if someone is determined to kill people they will find a way to do it, no matter if they have guns or not.
“It’s legal in the United States,” started the rapper. “United States is based on guns.”
“The right to bear arms is because it’s the last form of defense against tyranny,” said Ice-T, according to Mediaite.com. “Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”
He added: “If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it. You can strap explosives on your body. They do that all the time.”
Not all of Hollywood feel the same as Ice-T about gun control.
On Monday actor Jason Alexander took to twitter in response to the Colorado shooting.
“More innocent lives taken,” wrote the actor. “Peace and prayers to the families.”
“I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre,” Alexander wrote on Twitter. “It’s a military weapon. Why should it be in non-mil hands?”
After a heated storm of reaction, the “Seinfeld” actor clarified his point.
“Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates,” wrote the actor. “Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year die to domestic gun violence – these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands.”
“Military weapons … belong in accountable hands, controlled hands and trained hands,” explained Alexander. “They should not be in the hands of private citizens to be used against police, neighborhood intruders or people who don’t agree with you.”
Heath ledgers father Kim, has joined Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in condemning the massacre. He feels the U.S. needs strickter gun control laws.
“It’s terrible — the whole circumstances,” Kim Ledger told The Herald Sun. “It’s diabolical. I am appalled.”
He says “restricting the availability of ammunition or revisiting gun laws” would be a good first step.
Suspect James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wound 38 other in Aurora Colorado last week at a premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.”