Snoop Dogg has weighed in on the gun debate discussion, and it shouldn’t be of any surprise, but he’s more level-headed and rational than the president. After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 students and staff members dead, the surviving students have managed to keep the conversation going for much longer than usual, sending politicians scrambling to choose between doing something for their constituents or going against their thousands of dollars in NRA donations. Many celebrities have spoken out in support of these brave and intelligent teenagers, and Snoop Dogg is just the latest to give his two cents.
In a video posted to his Instagram last night, the rapper and gospel singer provided one solution to help stop school shootings in particular: increase police presence and set up metal detectors at the entrances of schools, just like they do in the “hood.”
“I don’t know how y’all feel about these gun laws, but one thing I wanna say is I feel like schools should be protected,” Snoop Dogg says. “We have enough law enforcement that do nothing but ride around and look for n*ggas to arrest and harass motherf*ckers. You could put them in front of the schools.”
He added that, “You could also have metal detectors at schools like they do in the hood schools. That’s why you don’t hear about no shootings at the hood schools. Because we take provisions and make sure that kind of sh*t don’t happen at school. Kids are supposed to be safe at school.”
Whether you believe that metal detectors and more police would help curtail shooting in schools or not, at the very least, Snoop Dogg’s idea is obviously less disastrous than Trump’s main proposal, which is to arm teachers. Somehow, NRA-backed politicians keep deciding that the best way to deal with a uniquely American problem of gun violence is to increase the number of guns. Even Snoop Dogg acknowledged that it might be hard for Trump to hear his advice through his “hard-headed ass,” but he tried anyway.
“That’s one step, as far as trying to make it better,” Snoop Dogg added at the end of his Instagram video. “I know the NRA, they ain’t f*cking around right now, y’all scared of them.”
Since the politicians can’t get it together, store owners have been doing their part to help, at least in small ways. Supermarket chain Kroger, Walmart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods have all pledged to stop selling guns to people under 21, as well as other small measures to stop getting guns into the wrong hands. In addition, several major companies have severed ties with the NRA.
Just today, there were shots fired at yet another school, this time Central Michigan University. At the time of writing, there were two confirmed deaths on the campus and the gunman remained on the loose.