Gun control’s unlikely new ally: Snoop Lion


A still from "No Guns Allowed" shows students hiding under a desk. (Noisey/Youtube)

President Obama may lack the support of many key Republicans on gun control, but there's one perhaps-unlikely person backing his cause: Snoop Lion, a.k.a. Snoop Dogg (among a slew of other names).

The reformed rapper's latest music video, "No Guns Allowed," features some chilling footage from Sandy Hook and Columbine, as well as several shots from the mass protests that followed Trayvon Martin's death in 2012. The newly released video opens with remarks Obama made following Sandy Hook.

It's certainly a weird turnaround for the guy who once rapped, "I can't walk down the street without my gun," but it mirrors growing awareness of gun violence around the country. In a statement, Snoop Dogg Lion said:

"We've seen too much bloodshed involving guns and we want to prevent the next incident from happening. That's what it's all about, trying to bring awareness and push love and peace."

 

Caitlin Dewey is The Post’s digital culture critic. Follow her on Twitter @caitlindewey or subscribe to her daily newsletter on all things Internet. (tinyletter.com/cdewey)

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