'If You Walk Out of that School, Walk Out of My House': Bernie-Supporting Rapper Rips Gun Control Activism
"I told my kids on the school walkout, I love you, if you walkout that school, walkout my house…we are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally of ours does because some stuff we just don’t agree with.” -@KillerMike #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/Gx8JLntmZ8
— NRATV (@NRATV) March 24, 2018
A rapper who endorsed progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2016 ripped supporters of the school walkouts in favor of gun control following the Florida school shooting.
Killer Mike said on NRA-TV that he is a gun owner and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, besides his otherwise support for progressives like Sanders.
"I'm a tireless advocate of children and disenfranchised women in my community," Mike, born Michael Render, said.
"I told my kids on the school walkout, I love you, if you walk out of that school, walk out [of] my house," he said.
Mike said that he and his family will not be a party to "jump[ing] on every single thing an ally of ours does, because [there's] some stuff we just don't agree with."
Host Colion Noir said the recent march in response to the shooting and in support of stricter gun control "looked like a march to burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts that you like in crayon."
Mike said that even though he supports gun right, he also works with groups who do not see things his way.
"If there's a table to be sat at, a gun owner needs to be there," he said.
Mike added that he agreed with statements made by radio host Dana Loesch, adding that the millions that celebrities and other wealthy people have spent on marches could be better utilized to improve inner-city schools.