Twista knows that gun violence is a huge problem in his hometown, and he believes that educating the public about the proper use of firearms can go a long way in making the country safer.
The Chicago rap veteran joined “TMZ Live” on Tuesday to discuss his gun education class, “The Gun Camp,” where he trains civilians to be smarter with guns.
After the buffalo and Ulvade mass shootings – not to mention the continuing wave of shootings in Chi – gun control and reform are once again high-profile topics of debate…but Twista is a firm believer in the “blame the guns” theory. people, not weapons.
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He repeated the oft-used line that it’s the person behind the gun who ultimately makes fatal decisions.
As for the AR-15 — which polls show most Americans support banning — Twista says there are many misconceptions about the rifle frequently used in mass shootings. He is optimistic that if people open up to the idea that there can be positive ways to use guns – like organized competitions – they will overcome what he calls the “negative vibes” described in the news.
Of course, when the news reports, not describes, a school shooting that claimed the lives of 19 children…it’s hard to focus on anything uplifting.
Still, Twista says most of the reactions in Chicago to his Gun Camp have been positive, and he relies on the idea that law-abiding, safety-conscious gun owners are a good thing for all. the communities.