Bataclan performer: “Did your French gun control stop a single f****** person”


Jesse Hughes, the lead singer of the Eagles of Death Metal rock band watched Islamic terrorists murder 89 of his fans during the deadly terrorist attack on November 13, 2015 at the Bataclan concert hall in France.

Hughes and his band are scheduled to perform in Paris on Tuesday; the first time since the deadly massacre.

During an interview with the French channel iTele, Hughes was asked his stance on guns and he replied:

“Did your French gun control stop a single f****** person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging headfirst into the face of death with their firearms.”

According to the University of Sydney, in 2012, France had over 1,856 gun deaths despite having very ‘restrictive’ firearm laws.  But when compared to the United States in the same year, France’s gun deaths per capita were about five times less.

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, France ranked at No. 12 with 31% owning (both licit and illicit).

During the interview Hughes made it clear that guns were the equalizer the night of the terror attacks.

He said, “I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them. Because I don’t want to ever see something like this happen again.”

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