When asked if he had anything to say to people in Las Vegas following the heinous Sunday night attack on a country music festival audience, Public Enemy’s Chuck D said “the NRA is a terrorist organization.”
“The [Trump] administration backs the terrorist organization and never uses the word,” the “Fight the Power” rapper told TMZ in an impromptu interview Monday.
He believes Millennials are realizing the so-called danger of the NRA and he believes NRA supporters “fear” that Millennials are “now cognizant of the NRA, where before, it wasn’t even in their narrative.”
“Now you got younger people who are waking up, and they’re woke at 18 and 19 and said, ‘This is some bullsh*t,'” the rapper said.
Actor Jeffrey Wright took a similar approach to the NRA Monday, insinuating that their response to the Vegas attack would be to carry a .50 caliber rifle into a concert venue for self-defense:
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 2, 2017
Piers Morgan likewise criticized the NRA following the Vegas attack and suggested Trump is now under pressure to pull away from the group:
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2017
Breitbart News reported Monday that the Vegas attacker passed background checks for a number of his guns. This means FBI background check reviewers saw nothing in his past to indicate he ought not own a gun. Guns & Guitars manager Christopher Sullivan said the attacker “[did] not have a criminal history.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.