ANTHRAX Guitarist Scott Ian Comments on Aurora Massacre
Published: July 24, 2012 - 6:13pm
In the wake of the Aurora, CO movie theater shooting, one of metal's most famous guitarists, Scott Ian, took to Twitter to vent his frustration over gun control and comment on the horrific tragedy sweeping the nation.
During a midnight screening of Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, an armed man entered a theater in Aurora, CO proceeding to shoot and kill 12 people while injuring over 50 others. The tragedy is one of the worst mass killings in US history and is impacting people all over the world. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian went into detail on how gun control is a big issue and factors largely into producing situations such as these saying, "To those asking, I am a gun enthusiast that has a big problem with how easy it is for people that have no business owning a gun to get one."
"The old argument of 'if guns are outlawed then only outlaws will have guns' means nothing. The 'outlaws' get their guns illegally and use them to perpetrate crimes that get them paid, they don’t go shooting innocent people in movie theaters.
There’s no money in that. Inhuman maniacs get their guns legally and plan their murders to the letter. That is what I have a problem with. So to all my fellow gun enthusiasts, I don’t want your guns, I don’t want guns in the hands of people not responsible enough to own one. How do we make that work? I have no idea. Have a nice Sunday with someone you love and hope that what happened in Aurora never happens again."