With gun control a hot topic, rapper T.I. gave his opinion to Hot 93.7 in Bristol, CT. The “Trouble Man” is well known for his own gun issues – the rapper born Clifford Harris spent a year and a day in prison after a gun arrest in 2007. Hours before the BET Awards, Harris was popped for attempting to illegally purchase machine guns and silencers.
Now, T.I. is singing a different tune.
“I think there should be some adjustments made to the criteria that must be made in order for you to be allowed to have [a gun],” T.I. explained to DJ Buck & Nancy Barrow of Hartford’s 97.3. “The complete overall ban of firearms [is] a bad idea simply because if you do that, then you say the only people who are going to have guns, are the ones willing to break the law to keep them. That means you are putting the guns in the hands of only the criminals.”