Ice-T, one of the pioneers of West Coast gangsta rap, has added his voice to the nation’s ongoing debate over gun control, saying he does not want more regulations on guns.
The rapper-actor was on Channel 4 London News to talk about his recently released directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” when news broke about the mass killings at a screening of "Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado last week. He was then asked about his attitudes toward guns and why he defends the right to bear arms.
“I’ll give up my gun when everybody else does… if there were guns here, would you want to be the only one without one?” he asked.
When asked by Channel 4 London’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy whether he had a gun at home, Ice-T told him he did, because “it’s legal in the United States. 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.”