Rapper T.I. Has Ideas on Stronger Gun Control in the States


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) T.I. Shares His ideas on better gun control

ENSPIRE Contributor: Clarisa Crump

In a past week’s episode of Hell of a week with Charlamagne tha God, Charlamagne welcomed T.I. along with Kristen Soltis Anderson, and Tommy Davidson. The panelists sat down for a discussion on today’s current events. The conversation surrounds school shooter Ethan Crumbley, and his parents charged with involuntary manslaughter. During this discussion, rapper T.I. expresses his thoughts on gun control, and that it should be stronger in the states. Anderson and the other panelists are in agreement with this as the discussion progresses.

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In the panel discussion, the panelists are on the same page about stronger gun control. Host Charlamagne questions the panelists whether the parents should be held responsible for the actions of their child. Panelist Kristen Soltis Anderson uses the analogy of drunk driving, stating, “If someone is drinking, asks for the keys, and you give them, you are also responsible if someone is killed, because you could prevent it from happening”. Through his exhibited behaviors at home, the panelists argue something being done sooner, before any lives were taken. 

Next, stronger gun control is debated. T.I. states that gun control in the U.S. is an “oxymoron” seeing that America was founded on firepower. Charlamagne suggests keeping guns from the wrong people, but it’s not that easy. Anderson adds, usually, the warning signs appear before a tragedy happens. That we should focus on getting help for the affected before it happens. T.I. chimes in that there need to be more than just an ID to buy a gun. With background checks already issued, he suggests the idea of renewing the license. This way, the renewals allow for consistent check-ins on the gun owner and if they should still have it.

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