Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes: "Until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them"


Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes recently talked with French TV channel iTélé, you can read some excerpts below.

About gun control, Hughes said: "Gun control kind of doesn't have anything to do with it, but if you want to bring it up, I'll ask you: Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? 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 headfirst into the face of death, with their firearms. I know people will disagree with me, but it seems like God made men and women and that night guns made them equal. I hate it that it's that way. I think the only way my mind has been changed is maybe that until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them. Because I don't want to ever see anything like this ever happen again. And I want everyone to have the best chance to live. I saw people die that maybe could've lived. I don't know. But I wish I knew for sure if they could've had a better chance. Because there were some real angels, real wonderful people at that show that aren't alive today. And I really wish they were."


Jesse Hughes "Une responsabilité sacrée pour... di ITELE