During an April 15 interview on the set of Barbershop: The Next Cut, actor Ice Cube said he will vote Democrat in the upcoming presidential election as a way to ‘put a lid’ on gun manufacturing.
VH1 posted a video of Ice Cube answering questions about gun violence, the upcoming presidential election, and the Black Lives Matter movement in which he said:
One thing the government can do to combat gun violence is put a lid on the manufacturing of guns. I think we have enough guns on the streets. I think they need to really regulate the manufacturers and hopefully not make so many guns and not manufacture so many weapons.
The candidate that I think is most effective to help the situation has got to be one of the Democrats ’cause it seems like the Republican Party is really, you know, an advocate for guns and the Second Amendment. I believe in the Second Amendment, but we got to have some common sense with it. It’ll be either Bernie or Hillary. I’m still not sure who I’m supporting. We’ll see.
Ice Cube then spoke about Black Lives Matter and said he sees the movement as important for reasons other than run-of-the-mill “gun violence” and “black-on-black crime.” He said Black Lives Matters is about “authorities killing citizens,” adding, “It’s a whole different thing when the government or the system is killing you as a citizen, and that’s why we need to speak up.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.