Channel 4 News
July 24, 2012
Speaking with Channel 4 London’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy in the hours after the Colorado news broke, the self-described “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” vehemently denied a connection between gun rights and the Aurora murders.
“It’s legal in the United States,” 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 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.”
My two cents: He is spot on. The Second Amendment has never been about hunting. It is about the most basic right of being able to defend oneself against a tyrannical government. It is the ultimate check to despotic governments and one of the reasons that dictators almost always immediately confiscate the guns of their citizens after coming into power. Kudos to Ice-T for speaking the truth on this. By the way, he is a former member of the armed services so he understands this.