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Americans Guilty of Promoting Guns as Source of Power, 'Snoop Lion' Tells Piers Morgan
newsbusters.org ^ | March 09, 2013 | Randy Hall

Posted on 03/12/2013 8:24:46 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

During Thursday night's edition of CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the musician previously known as Snoop Dogg told the leftist British host that guns have become a part of everyday life, a fact he laments in a new reggae song entitled “No Guns Allowed.”

“We are guilty as Americans of promoting the gun as one of the most highly touted things that you can have in your life,” Calvin Broadus, aka Snoop Lion, told Morgan. “And I felt like I got to the point of my career and my life when I didn't need guns in my life because I didn't project that energy, and I was positive and peaceful.”

The reggae performer and former rapper stated that there had been “certain scenarios when I had guns in my life,” one of which led to “the law” going through his house and removing all of his firearms, an incident that “put my family through a whole lot of unnecessary abuse.”

But at the same time the musician was deciding to remove firearms from his life, “I kept hearing about all the school shootings and people, you know, getting guns in their hands and not knowing what to do with them and just going on a rampage.”

So it really touched me and affected me to where I wanted to say something and wanted to make some music to try to help the next person who was thinking about loading a gun, going to a school and shooting; maybe helping him put that gun down and think about what he was doing and what she was doing before they did that.

To attain that goal, Broadus produced a profanity-laden tune entitled “No Guns Allowed,” which chronicles the steps of a gang member's decision to stop carrying a firearm.

As the interview continued, the liberal host used the opportunity to advance his anti-gun crusade by noting: “The gun is to many people in America a symbol of power, maybe involving membership in a gang, maybe a crazed young mass shooter who wants to make a name for himself, whatever it may be.

At the center of it is the sense that it empowers you. You've felt that, and you've renounced that power. Why do so many people associate a gun with some form of self-esteem?

The former gangster rapper then used Morgan's softball question to claim that “we are guilty as Americans of promoting the gun as one of the most highly touted things that you can have in your life.”

Whether it's good or bad, we always did that from the time I was a kid. I would always see pictures and movies with my favorite guys with guns and you know them toting them around and doing whatever they did with them.

“And then when it got to the point where a gun became a part of your everyday life, people were getting killed and people were dying,” he said. “Then you really had to take into account: 'Is this gun really necessary for me, or is it better for me not to have a gun?”

They say it's better to be caught with a gun than without. But once you get older, it's better not to have one than to have one.

The discussion also focused on why Broadus changed his stage name from Snoop Dogg (which was based on Snoopy, the beagle in the “Peanuts” comic strip) to Snoop Lion.

"It's a transformation musically, spiritually, and mentally," he said. "I went to Jamaica on a journey to make some music and it -- eventually became, you know, engulfed with the spirit of Rastafari and the spirit of reggae music.

“Once I became a part of Jamaica and the music and the culture, it took me in as a brother,” the musician added.

That statement is not true, however, since quite a few members of the Rastafarian religion, including an original band member of reggae singer Bob Marley named Bunny Wailer, have denounced Broadus as a fraud who is using a pretend religious conversion as a means to sell music.

As NewsBusters has reported, Snoop is just the latest in a long parade of anti-gun activists to be a guest in Piers Morgan's low-rated program.

Other celebrities on the weeknight interview show have been Sen. Dianne Feinstein, former CBS anchor Dan Rather, New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee.

On the other hand, he has tangled with such gun-rights activists as John Lott, National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, whom he called "America's most dangerous man;” Breitbart.com's Ben Shapiro, who gave Morgan a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution that the host described derisively as “your little brown book;”and Ted Nugent, a country singer who accused Morgan of promoting “things that make no sense.”

"No Guns Allowed" is one of the songs on Broadus's new album, which will be entitled "Reincarnated" after his revival experience in Jamaica. Other recordings on the Tuesday, April 23, release will be "Ashtrays and Heartaches" and "Harder Times."


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; twitbrit

1 posted on 03/12/2013 8:24:46 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.." -- Mao Zedong.

/johnny

2 posted on 03/12/2013 8:26:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guns are the only thing that make me equal to armed thugs, either armed civilian thugs or armed government thugs.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 8:29:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And Snoop ought to talk. He made millions off glorifying guns and gangster culture in his songs.

Maybe when Snoop donates all the money he made off that, perhaps he’ll have a shred of credibility.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 8:31:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How many guns are in your entourage/security Snoop?


5 posted on 03/12/2013 8:35:27 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tools can be power, Cars, planes, boats can be power, and Music can be power too Snoop.
What’s yer point?
Should we all curl up in a corner with a binky and let Obama sooth our worried brow?


6 posted on 03/12/2013 8:39:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ted Nugent is a country singer? LOL!!


7 posted on 03/12/2013 8:41:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
For certain values of 'country music'. Yes, the whole thing is full of crap.

/johnny

8 posted on 03/12/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wonder if his new found lack of need for a gun stems from the fact that HE’S A FELON! HE CAN”T OWN A GUN! He had already been charged in 2006 for possession of a gun by a convicted felon. Leave it to Piers to not point that simple fact out. I suppose his thug bodyguards just carry all the guns now.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 8:48:21 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s see what happens when armed thugs come after his weed stash.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 8:51:34 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Tailgunner Joe
That statement is not true, however, since quite a few members of the Rastafarian religion, including an original band member of reggae singer Bob Marley named Bunny Wailer, have denounced Broadus as a fraud who is using a pretend religious conversion as a means to sell music.

Guess he didn't know Bob Marley wrote "I Shot The Sheriff."

11 posted on 03/12/2013 8:52:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Colorado Doug

Snoop is a real winner.

http://crime.about.com/od/famousdiduno/ig/mugshots_rap_hip_rb/snoop.htm

If he was anywhere around me, I would feel threatened to be perfectly honest.


12 posted on 03/12/2013 8:54:16 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dear Dog, Snoop, Stupid, or any of the legion of names you can’t get straight,

As an American, you or I have the RIGHT to own a firearm. You or I have the FREEDOM to exercise that right.

That means that you have NO right, in deciding what I “need”. It also means that for what whim of the moment floats your own boat, you make your own decision!

Don’t think what you ‘know’ that I ‘should have’, ‘should do’, ‘should act’, is correct, because you are dearly misinformed!


13 posted on 03/12/2013 8:59:07 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I/m sick of all the snooty sounding British men on our TV. They are all Pooftas, IMHO.

I beliver in Lend/Lease. Let;s lend Britain one of their own bach !


14 posted on 03/12/2013 9:03:15 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’d like to run him over with a car....


15 posted on 03/12/2013 9:05:00 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who is the moron and who is the idiot.?.
Snoop Dog or Dennis Rodman...


** could be a trick question...


16 posted on 03/12/2013 9:11:35 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

His bodyguards don’t have weapons? Or is it only HE who has foresworn firearms while hiring others to carry on his behalf?


17 posted on 03/12/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Poop Dog is full of crap....


18 posted on 03/12/2013 9:22:18 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

i don’t recommend it.

to be fair, however, i am certain you aren’t the only one who feels that way.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 9:23:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I can line up ten people: (1) farmer from Alabama, (2) drug thug from Philly, (3) mid-30’s woman in inner city Milwaukee, (4) ranch hand in Colorado, (5) store keeper in west Tucson, (6) college professor from Cape Cod, (7) Amish mafia character, (8) Vegas hotel manager, (9) Gulf shrimp boat owner, and (10) delivery guy from Boston.

Each will have a totally different view on guns. Each will disagree on firepower, and the need for small or large ammo magazines. Each will cite personal reasons to have or not to have a gun.

Presently, each is respected and allowed to function ‘as is’. If anything changes here, then their personal needs will be infringed upon, and one of the ten may not be around next year.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Soooo, Snoop the Dog spent his early years dealing drugs and being involved in gang murders, then got rich writing songs glorifying it, and now that he has bodyguards, thinks guns are BAD.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 9:25:23 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Who would have guessed?

I only use guns to stir drinks.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 9:28:56 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Terry L Smith
As an American, you or I have the RIGHT to own a firearm. You or I have the FREEDOM to exercise that right.

That means that you have NO right, in deciding what I “need”. It also means that for what whim of the moment floats your own boat, you make your own decision!

Well said! I may or may not need a firearm. Statistically I'm not likely to ever fire any of mine in anger, or even pull one on someone to stop them. I could probably go through life without them. However, if I do happen to ever need one to defend myself or my loved-ones, I will desperately need one.

But more to the point you were making - I absolutely need the right and the freedom to own firearms. The moment we let the government tell us what we need or don't need we have tyranny. That very moment. Not some indefinable time in the future when the government may or may not subjugate us - right then and their we have tyranny. Because the moment the government starts dictating terms to us, we have lost our freedom and our liberty to make our own decisions. Choose to arm yourself or choose to be a potential defenseless victim - either one. The important thing is that you choose for yourself, and I choose for myself. No one tells us.

Hey lib lurkers - let me put this in something maybe you'll understand. Would it be ok for the government to dictate sexual partners to people? "I'm sorry, we've determined the homosexual lifestyle causes too many medical complications and disease, you'll have to be hetero." Same thing "We think firearms, features, magazines, etc. are too dangerous for you..." Same exact thinking. So all you lib lurkers help us celebrate freedom and diversity here. Or are you as hypocritical as we all think?

23 posted on 03/12/2013 9:51:37 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Bingo!


24 posted on 03/12/2013 10:03:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: pepsionice

yup, rights end where infringement begins. if they want to live in marshmallow land and run around unarmed, so be it. don’t force everyone else to. criminals love easy targets.


25 posted on 03/12/2013 10:37:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The dumb A$$

We all hope we never need them. (I grew up using them to hunt and don’t that much anymore) BUT, I have had to produce one 3 times in my life, never had to use one but having one prevented possible life threat.

Will I ever give mine up? Not willingly.

If you want to see mass murder on the scale of Cambodia here in the US, just confiscate the guns. The Leftist b__tards will do the rest.

There are entire states who will NOT give up their weapons with out a fight. Texas is one. Will not happen.

You foreign pukes can choke on that one.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 10:39:29 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Snoop Dog and Piers Morgan on the same show?!?

What a brain trust they have right there. wow, pulitzer material in 3,2,1...


27 posted on 03/12/2013 10:43:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I wanted to say something and wanted to make some music to try to help the next person who was thinking about loading a gun, going to a school and shooting; maybe helping him put that gun down and think about what he was doing and what she was doing before they did that.

Sure. That always works. Psychotics like Jared Laughner, Adam Lanza and James Holmes always listen to and obey anti-gun lyrics from "has been" rap stars.

To attain that goal, Broadus produced a profanity-laden tune entitled “No Guns Allowed,” which chronicles the steps of a gang member's decision to stop carrying a firearm.

This will never happen in the real world. Ever. What a joke.

“Then you really had to take into account: 'Is this gun really necessary for me, or is it better for me not to have a gun?”

They say it's better to be caught with a gun than without. But once you get older, it's better not to have one than to have one.

I'm glad you have the choice to not carry a gun. Please grant me the courtesy of recognizing my right to choose the other way. If you understand the concept of courtesy, or rights, or any other traditional Western cultural concepts.

28 posted on 03/13/2013 4:30:14 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’d put it in reverse and do it again...


29 posted on 03/13/2013 6:39:39 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is it the pot smoking that makes people stupid or are stupid people just more likely to smoke pot?


30 posted on 03/13/2013 8:54:56 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

Why do you think they call it “dope”?


31 posted on 03/13/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Colorado Doug
I wonder if his new found lack of need for a gun stems from the fact that HE’S A FELON! HE CAN”T OWN A GUN! He had already been charged in 2006 for possession of a gun by a convicted felon. Leave it to Piers to not point that simple fact out.

Was not convenient to the story he is peddling.

32 posted on 03/13/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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