Stevie Wonder says he is willing to test just how "crazy" United States gun laws are by purchasing his own firearm.
CNN's Piers Morgan caught up with Wonder after President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony on Monday to discuss the future of America. During the interview, the 62-year-old musician advocated for change and discussed the issue of gun laws, saying they are so lax that even a legally blind man can go out and buy a firearm with ease.
“I was thinking, you know, because I saw you on the TV talking about the whole gun [control] thing, and I was talking to one of my friends and I said, ‘You know what? You should go get me a gun or me go with you to get a gun and then show how easy it is for me to get a gun,’” he told Morgan. “Imagine me with a gun. It’s just crazy.”
Adding, “I think we have to do something about it and I’m hoping in these next four years with an idea that I’ve come up with that I can do something about how we can come up with a solution, because there’s a solution to any problem and I think we just have to get to it.”
The Gun Control Act of 1968 details who is prohibited from owning firearms, including those convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; fugitives; non-citizens; and anyone discharged from the military under dishonorable conditions. Blind people are not legally prohibited from owning guns.
This is not the first time the "Superstition" singer has called for harsher gun control legislation.
On Dec. 16, days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Wonder spoke out against "ridiculous" gun laws.
"With guns and their accessibilities, there have to be stronger and stricter gun laws. It’s okay saying no, it’s okay particularly when you know some people are not as mentally stable," he told Rolling Stone magazine. "So you don’t want them to have a gun or any other kind of weapon at their disposal." Later adding, "No matter how you look at it, it’s ridiculous and if you don’t see that there’s a need to think differently, to see things a little differently than you did in the past, then you’re not in touch with today, you’re still lost in yesterday."
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