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Ice-T Comes Out in Defense of Firearms Rights

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The entertainer Ice-T recently sat down with London’s Channel 4 News to discuss gun rights in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings. The musician and actor defended the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and he questioned whether tougher gun laws could have prevented the July 2oth tragedy. Some may find it unsurprising that Ice-T is a strong Second Amendment supporter, but it is interesting that he is defending the Second Amendment to foreign journalists. Below you can find a transcript of his interview with the  U.K.’s Channel 4 News as well as the full interview video.

Ice-T: Well, I’ll give up my gun when everybody does. Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?

Krishnan Guru-Murthy, anchor, Channel 4 News: So do you carry guns routinely at home?

Ice-T: Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It’s part of our Constitution. You know, 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.

Anchor: And do you see any link between that and these sorts of incidents (Aurora)?

Ice-T: No. Nah. Not really really. You know what I’m saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don’t need a gun to do it.

Anchor: It makes it easier though, doesn’t it?

Ice-T: Not really. You can strap explosives on your body, they do that all the time.

On anti-gun laws: “That’s not going to change anything. The United States is based on guns, you know.”

Image Courtesy of Channel4News via YouTube

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKAIQDH3NQCX7ON6AYTNGANSLI The Thinker

    I agree that we should ban guns as that means there will be no more gun
    crimes.

    We have banned cocaine and there is no more cocaine in this country.
    Including meth, marijuana……

    Drinking and driving is outlawed. I am glad I don’t see on the news of drunk
    driving murders anymore.

    This Colorado maniac purchased 10 gallons of gasoline to be part of his bomb
    that was setup as a trap. That excess amount of gas should have been regulated.
    Who needs more than a gallon of gasoline from the pump!!! We need to ban such
    high amount of gasoline purchases right away.

    We tell the people that guns are banned and I know those hardened criminals
    will understand and comply and register their weapons the same day the
    announcement is made. And we should proudly put signs on our windows and front
    lawn indicating that we are anti-gun and you may not bring guns into our homes
    as we don’t allow them here. The Cinemark theater where this attack happened
    had those signs and policies clearly posted. This one criminal must have been
    illiterate to have missed it. I know all criminals after seeing those signs
    would have known to leave their guns at home.

    Sure federal buildings are well protected. But places like schools, churches
    and many other places where laws clearly state that guns are not allowed have
    never been targets of mass murders. If I was crazy and knew of places where
    guns are banned, that is the last place I would target knowing that my gun
    would cease to function as soon as I get there and wait for the police to come
    by after a few minutes.

    Listen to people like Mayor Bloomberg. We should all become public officials
    and receive around the clock protection and have enough money to hire our own
    protection while taking guns out of only the law abiding citizens. His home address
    is proudly listed and people know that there are no guns there because he is
    against all guns.

    When these public officials call for protection, the police are there 24/7.
    When they call 911, additional units are routed for high profile targets. I have
    not called myself or needed the protection, but I am sure if I called the
    police right now and request 24/7 protection, they will surely grant it to me
    as a simple taxpaying citizen. So I agree that these are the best people to
    lead for ban on guns from law-abiding citizens and ban ONLY for the law-abiding
    citizens.

    Look to the rest of the world like peaceful UK with very strict gun laws.
    Your family is sitting peacefully at home and some thug comes in to rob you
    with a big knife. They know you don’t have a gun. What is there to worry about?

    Take the high cap magazines away. I know those in
    organized crimes are too poor and too stupid to acquire the materials and
    knowledge to build them. I know no criminals can get a hold of them. Of course,
    with my years of machine shop work, I as a simple man can build those myself,
    but if these laws are enacted, I promise to get them erased from my memory.

    Let’s assume that everyone in that theater was former SEAL members and
    ordinary citizens now. All armed and well trained in perfect physical health.
    What would have been the reduction in casualty?

    Don’t just eat the propaganda. Just think for a moment and do a real
    research. The answer is not more gun laws if we really want to fix the
    problems.

    • Nottalib

      What could I add? Nothing. Brilliant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600454563 Mark Goddard

      Well said, thank you.

    • Ed

      neat clean well done

  • 9Spoon9

    Not as well spoken as Uncle Ted, but Ice-T’s heart seems to be in the right place concerning the 2nd.

  • noneedforaname

    Is the aritst best known for “Cop Killer” really the best spokesman for this…?

  • North49

    By removing guns from sheepdogs (people with guns) you will see this sort of incident happen over and over again. Crime is not going away police and security personal are being hired every day. How quickly we forget 9-11, if we had sheepdogs on the airplanes things could possibly have changed. As criminal are you going to break into my home or attack me if you know I have a gun to protect myself, probably not? Guns reduce crime that is a known fact.

  • 4511point21

    “It’s to protect you from the police”. Ummmm…not really Ice. He still hates police even as he plays one on TV. At least he is defending the 2nd Amendment unlike so many actor libs.

  • 4511point21

    “It’s to protect you from the police”. Ummmm…not really Ice. He still hates police even as he plays one on TV. At least he is defending the 2nd Amendment unlike so many actor libs.