Grammy-winning rapper T.I. knows there’s a thin line between the right to bear arms and taking them away completely. The King of the South has addressed the gun control situation following last week’s horrific Florida school shooting.
This week, Tip weighed-in on where he stood with the government making it tougher for people to get guns.
“It’s a tough one. I think you should probably make it more difficult for people who aren’t mentally stable to have guns – I just honestly feel like if you lose the right to bear arms as a citizen, then you know what I’m saying, it’s easy to enslave. It’s easy for the government to enslave people when they don’t have the right to bear arms. … I think mental stabilization needs to be a big part – just not being a felon isn’t enough. We see that, that isn’t working. People think that the felons that’s causing all the problems, but you know, it seems as though people who have been given gun licenses, who bought guns legally, those are the ones causing all the mass hysteria, so I think that our system’s broken.” (TMZ)
A few days ago, New York rapper Cardi B suggested the trend in school violence likely had a direct connection to bullying.
“I see a lot of high schoolers, middle schoolers, even elementary schoolers even though they’re not supposed to be watching me – I’ve been seeing a lot of school shootings happening and the school shootings never look like the jock, the cheerleader, the popular kid. It’s always a kid that’s a little bit socially awkward and everything and I feel like one of the best ways to prevent these types of tragedies is to stop picking on these little kids. Stop bullying these kids. The devil speaks to you the most when you feel helpless. Stop picking on them. If you see this kid and you know he’s a little weird or this girl, that’s a little not like you, compliment them them. Say hi to them. That should feel better than picking on somebody that you know is not gonna do something to you. Like, you’re mad p*ssy for even picking on somebody that you know is not gonna defend themself. Stop picking on these kids, y’all.”
— SOHH (@sohh) February 19, 2018
Recently, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg unloaded his issues toward President Donald Trump over the publicized Parkland school massacre.