Many celebrities have spoken out after the shootings at the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre. Dave Mustaine, lead singer of the metal band Megadeth, gave his own take of the crime at a recent concert. Unbelievably, Mustaine believes the horrific shooting was the doing of President Barack Obama.
While on tour in Singapore, Mustaine told concertgoers about the massacre, “Back in my country, my president … he’s trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border … Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there.”
It is frightening that people may believe Mustaine’s rants. Anyone would be sickened at the thought of someone staging such a tragedy to push a political agenda in this day and age. Mustaine’s comments are inflammatory and his beliefs on Obama’s views on gun control are wrong. During his presidency, Obama has never said he had an intention to ban guns. Mustaine’s comments won’t do anything to advance a calm debate and may only add a sense of fear and hysteria to the upcoming election.