Chris Rock: No Mortgage, No Right to Bear Arms
Chris Rock has a funny, albeit morbid, bit about how most serial gun killers still live at home with their mothers. The caustic comic and perennial President Obama defender wants to take his joke to its logical conclusion.
Gun ownership should hinge on the buyer having a mortgage of his or her own.
"The gun lobby always says, well, people need the right to protect their property," he told TheWrap. "Every mass shooting is done by a guy who lives with his mother. I honestly believe you should have to have a mortgage to buy a gun. No one with a mortgage has ever gone on a killing spree."
He added: "A mortgage is a real background check. ... And you know if you go to jail for 30 years you still have to pay your f---ing mortgage."
Rock was one of several celebrities who took part in the pro-control "Demand a Plan" video in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.