Speaking to the press in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, Kanye West expressed his support for the Second Amendment.
After being asked about the problem of gun violence, the rapper explained that the “problem is illegal guns,” and then opined that “We have the right to bear arms.”
“The problem is illegal guns.”
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With a large portion of the meeting having to do with crime in Chicago, West’s statement about legal guns is very relevant.
“Chiraq,” as West referred to the city, has some of the strictest gun laws in the entire country, along with some of the highest murder and violent crime rates. But despite the strict gun laws, illegal guns are only becoming easier for criminals to get their hands on.
The streets of Chicago are looking more and more like a war zone every day, with dozens of shootings happening every week.
Because of the extremely strict gun laws, more people are looking to legal gun ownership as a way to defend themselves.
West has been making waves in recent months after declaring his support for President Trump. Nearly every new picture he is seen in shows him wearing one of Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” hats.
This has caused the left to infer that he is mentally unstable, but to that claim, Kanye simply says he is being a “free thinker.”
Throughout the rest of his meeting with the president, he spent most of his time encouraging the president to enact criminal justice reform, and to rethink “stop and frisk” policies.