Historically, national debates ranging from politics to social justice have brought out all the heavy-hitting Hollywood voices. But today as the gun control debate rages on to a degree rarely observed in contemporary times, Hollywood voices are being shot down by Second Amendment advocates.
Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, as well as several other prominent entertainers have appeared in a new PSA demanding Washington to require more stringent criminal background checks for all gun purchases. But unlike the usual influence exerted by Hollywood, gun rights advocates are shooting down the impact of the PSA.
As the President proposes harsher gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Nugent is firing back against the proposed course of action.
"A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration," Nugent said in an interview this week.
"It is psychotic, it is crazy, it's illogical - I believe it's clearly and dangerously anti-American, anti-humanity," he said, adding that Obama's plan will only lead to more violence.
President Obama, however, says control isn't the only solution. But it is a critical component of a much larger plan.
"Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try," President Obama said. "This is our first task as a society: Keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged. And their voices should compel us to change."
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