The Eagles of Death Metal (not a death metal band) became infamous in the fall of 2015 after Muslim terrorists loyal to ISIS attacked their rock show at Paris’ famed Bataclan theater. The band survived the attack without physical injury, but they will bare the emotional scars of what happened that night for the rest of their lives. Now, just three short months later, the band is back in Paris preparing to finish their European tour, and the media wants to hear from them.
In a heart-wrenching interview with lead singer Jesse Hughes, French media wondered what he’d learned, how he was doing, and what was driving him and his band to finish their tour. Hughes emotionally discusses much of what he experienced that night and the outpouring of support he and his band mates have seen since then, but the one portion that may interest 2nd Amendment advocates in the USA are comments Hughes made about gun rights.
When asked if the experience had changed his mind about supporting gun rights (Hughes has long been a 2nd Amendment defender), Hughes responded that thought the two issues (the terrorist attack and gun rights) were not exactly related he would answer the question by asking a question…
“Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms.
I know people will disagree with me, but it just seems like God made men and women, and that night guns made them equal. I hate that it’s that way. I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns everybody has to have them…
Because I’ve never seen anyone that’s ever had one dead, and I want everyone to have access to them, and I saw people die that maybe could have lived, I don’t know.”
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