Chuck D Calls Trump A Supporter of NRA’s Terrorism
Who's the real public enemy?
One of America’s most powerful lobbying organizations, the National Rifle Association (NRA), is bad. Very bad. So bad in fact that Public Enemy’s Chuck D has branded them a terrorist organization. And asserted that Donald “we just love our guns” Trump is protecting them.
TMZ caught up with Chuck D and asked him if he had a message for those affected by the massacre that happened Sunday night in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel. A shooter from the 32nd floor fired automatic weapons at a country concert that left 59 people dead and 527 others injured.
He told the reporter, “Yo man, the NRA is a terrorist organization and the administration backs the terrorist organization and never uses the word.” Chuck added, “And now their fear is that a 21-year-old is now cognizant of the NRA as where before, it wasn’t even in their narrative. People who are waking up woke at 18 and 19 saying this is some bullshit.”
Very wise and true words. The kids are woke and they are aware of what the NRA does and who the NRA is and why they are bad. After all, they’re the ones responsible for enabling America’s obsession with guns by making sure the USA has the most lenient firearm rules in the world. So far this year they have spent more on lobbying than they did in all of 2016.
Many would argue that the NRA is an organization that can’t be taken down. Then again, the tobacco lobby used to be the most powerful group in Washington with a budget that could sway politicians to do almost anything in their favor, until people realized that smoking was bad and the cigarette industry always knew it was killing people but went right ahead trying to maximize profits. Now you can’t smoke in bars, restaurants and most other public places and the laws surrounding tobacco have become more strict, essentially rendering the tobacco lobby ineffective.
Chuck D is right about the NRA, and about Trump too. One of Trump’s biggest campaign promises was to protect the Second Amendment, which grants Americans the right to own guns. Australia took a different approach to gun regulation after a mass shooting in 1996 and had amazing results.
Donald Trump has taken the opposite approach, and at just about every campaign stop in the 2016 election he bragged about his love for the Second Amendment. Since his election, he has emboldened the lobbying group and given them an ally in D.C.
Guns kill people and America has a lot of guns. But how long the NRA’s power lasts in D.C., is something that only we as Americans can decide. So what’s the word? Are we sick of mass shootings, or what?