This morning I read in The Guardian that Jesse Hughes, the frontman for the Eagles of Death Metal — the group that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris when terrorists entered with guns and killed scores of people — has stated that “Everybody has to have guns.” Here’s the key passage:
“Did your French gun control stop a single f—–g 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,” he said. “And I hate it 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.
The silver lining in this quote is that Hughes looks for a time when nobody has guns. The dark cloud — and it’s a big dark cloud — is that until that day he believes everybody should have guns.
That’s insane. It’s completely disconnected from reality. The following story by ABC News explains why: