Snoop Dogg and non-profit grassroots organization The League of Young Voters have teamed up for a "No Guns Allowed" campaign in an effort to stand against gun violence that greatly affects our country.
Snoop, who once self-identified as a gangster rapper, joined the campaign to show that change is good for anybody.
Members of The League of Young Voters were on the Green Carpet at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards to chop it up with the celebrities on hand (including Uncle Snoop himself).
Here's what Snoop Dogg said about the campaign:
I think songs like "No Guns Allowed" are very important for the reason of bringing awareness that someone as critical as myself who's been detrimental in being a negative force with guns can make a transformation and make some positive music try to put out some reinforcement on stopping a lot of this gun violence so when you see someone like myself who comes from that gangsta lifestyle, comes from that background make a 360 change and make records like "No Guns Allowed," it just shows that change is alright and it's cool."
ATL rapper Lil Scrappy talked about the important role that parents play in the equation:
It starts at home with the parents. If you teach your kid to control they anger in how they deal with life as it comes, cause everybody's got problems, everybody go through it. You just gotta deal with it how it comes.
Nelly spoke out in support of Snoop as well:
I think we gotta be real about the situation. I love what "Unc" (Snoop) is doing and the campaign and everything cause you gotta work within the system and obviously they're not going to take them off the streets, so you try to do the best you can and lend your support whenever you can, but the best thing I say is just take 'em all off. Let everybody knuckle up again
BET Executive Stephen Hill says the government needs to step in to put an end to this epidemic:
I'll be the bad guy and say I think that gun violence is going to need to be helped by government legislation on hand guns especially. I think the NRA has almost literally gotten away with murder.
Click here to see the full video recap of these celebrities and more talking about gun violence on The Green Carpet at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
The League of Young Voters wants to hear from you about how gun violence has affected your life or the life of someone close to you. Go to NoGunsAllowedMovement.Tumblr.com and share your stories as well as artwork or text "Peace" to 69866. #NoGunsAllowed