West Coast pioneer rapper Ice-T was recently in London promoting his documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap.” While there he appeared on Channel 4 to talk with Krishnan Guru-Murthy when the topic of the Colorado shootings came up. Ice was asked why he is such a defender of the right to bear arms.
“Well, I’d give up my gun when everybody else does. If there were guns here would you want to be the only person without one? It’s legal in the United States, it’s part of our Constitution,” the rapper said. “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 asked.
“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.”
What are your thoughts on the current gun laws in the United States?