For anyone who’s keeping score at home, this where we stand so far: The two groups primarily pushing gun control are the government and Hollywood.
Yes, the very same government that uses violence as a form of communication and the very same government that has, over the last few years, transported thousands of machine guns and rocket launchers to Islamic militants and drug cartels. The very same government, run by the very same politicians, who surround themselves with armed men while delivering speeches about how armed men won’t make anyone safer.
And, yes, Hollywood, the very same Hollywood that promotes and glorifies violence, sadism and nihilism as systematically and efficiently as Walmart promotes discount electronics. The same Hollywood, populated by the same actors, who point guns at the camera and pose for movie posters a few minutes before appearing in anti-gun, government funded PSA’s.
And now to this hypocrite’s brigade we must add another category: Rappers. Snoop Dogg just released a new song called “No Guns Allowed”. It’s a gun control ballad featuring a clip of President Obama and a montage of mass shooting footage. Here’s a sample lyric:
“Cause, no guns are allowed, in here tonight
We’re gonna have a free-for-all, no fights”
“Let the music play, me don’t want no more gunplay
When the bodies hit the ground, there’s nothing left to say, ay, ay
Me don’t want to see no more innocent blood shed”
Oh, how nice. What a sweet sentiment. It’s so wonderful to know that Mr. Dogg is anti gun. Maybe I’ll go pop in a few of his other records to hear what else he has to say:
“Who is the man with the master plan?
A n***a with a m-f’in gun”
“If you see me on the solo moves best believe that I’m strapped
4-4, .tre-8 or AK-47
’cause slowly but surely send you on a stairway to heaven
Just put my finger on the trigger and pull back
And lay a punk m-fer flat”
Wait, what? Snoop, I thought you were-
“Look at what the doc brought in,
A chrome 38, a fo’ty-fo’ mag, and mack 10
So what you wanna do?
I got the gauge, a uzi and the m-f’ing 22
So if you wanna blast, n***a we can buck ‘em”
Snoop, I thought no guns were allowed? What’s going o-
“Splat to a m-fer face, he fall.
Strong m-fer cause he starts to crawl.
I guess I gots to load the glock again.
Hit ‘im with the hollow points and watch him spin.
F-k it, I had to do this quick.
Grabbed the glock 17, the clip went click.”
Oh, I see. Literally every other song you’ve ever recorded features violent imagery, glorified homicide and ridiculous, gun toting bravado? Also, I could give a bunch of pens and some paper to a dozen blind squirrels and they could probably manage to scratch out more intelligent lyrics? Right got it.
What’s next? Will Jodi Arias and the Beltway Sniper testify in front of a congressional committee about the importance of gun safety? Maybe Obama can solicit Charles Manson to spearhead a new anti violence initiative.
When credibility and consistency are abandoned, the possibilities are endless!