Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, who survived the 2015 Islamist terrorist attack at the Bataclan nightclub in Paris, slammed the recent teen protests of the Second Amendment as “pathetic and disgusting.”
Hughes said the anti-gun movement shamelessly exploits the deaths of the 17 people who were murdered in Parkland, Florida, pointing out that strict gun-control laws in France failed to stop the Bataclan attack.
Hughes made the remarks in a series of fiery Instagram posts, which he has since deleted. In one post (via the Guardian), Hughes said the anti-gun protests “might be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and disgusting.” He wrote:
“The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn’t actually [an] operating paradigm for life. And when the truth don’t line up with your bullsh*t narrative, just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused [sic] to except [sic] it. Then take multiple days off of school playing hooky at the expense of 16 [sic] of your classmates’ blood…It might be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and disgusting.”
In another deleted post, Hughes compared turning over one’s gun to the government to a man chopping off his penis to protest rape.
Hughes said his own experience as a survivor of the Bataclan attack by a radical Islamic terrorist that killed 89 people underscores that stricter gun control laws do not stem gun violence. Why? Because criminals and terrorists don’t obey the law anyway.
“As the survivor of a mass shooting I can tell you from first-hand experience that all of you protesting and taking days off from school insulting the memory of those who were killed abuse[s] and insult[s] me and every other lover of liberty by your every action.
May everyone of these disgusting vile abusers of the dead live as long as possible so they can have the maximum amount of time to endure their shame….and be Cursed….
Did your French gun control stop a single person from dying at the Bataclan? If anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.”
In a fourth deleted post, Hughes said the anti-gun movement sweeping the country terrifies him because it threatens the civil liberties guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The Eagles of Death Metal singer also blamed the mainstream media for being complicit in trying to eradicate Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
“I can tell you right now that the actions of these misguided youth and evil communists is making me feel terrified,” he wrote. “With every broadcast of a willing and complicit press, I feel the wall of security that the Constitution provides being taken down bit by bit.”
While Jesse Hughes did not mention them by name, he was referring to the March For Our Lives anti-gun protests that occurred last weekend. At the rally in Washington, D.C., many student survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School denounced the NRA and the Second Amendment.
Excluded from the event was 16-year-old Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment survivor of the massacre. David Hogg, an anti-gun classmate of Kashuv, has been elevated by the media for his eagerness to push their anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Organizers of the March for Our Lives event bragged that their D.C. rally had attracted 850,000 attendees. In reality, the crowd size was closer to 202,000, according to Digital Design & Imaging Service, which uses aerial photos to calculate crowd sizes. Sounds like more bloated liberal hype.
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