Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes claimed that if everyone had guns, the Bataclan massacre may not have happened, as he returned to Paris Tuesday to play in front of hundreds of survivors of November’s terror attacks.
In a series of highly emotionally interviews, the American singer said France’s strict gun control laws “had nothing to do with” the jihadist attack in which 90 fans died. But he questioned whether gun control had saved any lives at the Bataclan.
“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 head first into the face of death with their firearms.
“I know people will disagree with me… but that night guns made them equal,” the 43-year-old told French TV station iTele. “And I hate it that it’s that way… Until nobody has guns everybody has to have them.”
Hughes — a member of America’s National Rifle Association and a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump — told AFP earlier: “I don’t go anywhere in America without a gun anymore. That sucks. And I’m not paranoid. I’m not a cowboy… but I want to be prepared.”