Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan Wants More Gun Control
22 November 2016, 16:27
The Welcome To The Jungle bassist has called for stricter background checks in the US.
Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan wants stricter gun control in the United States.
In his column for Noisey, the Paradise City rocker - who has also written for Playboy, ESPN and "did a five-year stint at The Seattle Weekly - talked US politics and gun control.
McKagan - who described himself as an "ardent armchair historian" said: "Background checks for all gun sales? Hell yes, right? What's the argument against that? Banning AK-47's and the like? Probably a damn good idea, right? Who needs them?"
Discussing President Obama's failed attempts to tighten gun control, he wrote: "The political climate right now is beyond embarrassing for any of us who actually study political and social issues of yore.
"For instance, when President Obama came out with his announcement of trying to procure background checks for online sales and at gun shows, I was slightly stunned that this practice hadn't been in use since the, uh, the advent of modern-day gun sales. But after this announcement, American TV media went absolutely wild."
Talking about his political leanings, the GNR man also revealed he had no fixed political allegiances, saying: "I'm just not sure how any of us could pick one party or the other.
"I think I used to be a Democrat, but some Republican ideas work great too, and Socialism too, has done great things for the financial safety nets of this country.
"If we could just scrape up and pool all of the good ideas that work….that'd be my new party allegiance. No, I don't claim a party, because they are all mostly assholes at this point."