Snoop Dogg And MC Hammer Call For Ending Gun Violence

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Rappers Snoop Dogg and MC Hammer are calling on the rap community to join their forces in the hope of ending gun violence.

Snoop signed up in 2013 as the celebrity face of the League of Young Voters Education Fund’s No Guns Allowed campaign, after the Sandy Hook school shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were shot down in Newton, Connecticut.

Now, he joins forces with MC Hammer, after the Isla Vista incident in California on Friday, May 23. Elliot Rodger, son of The Game of Thrones assistant director Peter Rodger killed six and injured 13 more people in a killing spree in Santa Barbara.

On Thursday, May 29 in San Francisco, California, at an event to raise awareness of the campaign, both of them gave speeches to advocate ending gun violence in the U.S.

Snoop said, “We are the voices that the youth listen to. They respect us, so we are the ones that can put a half-pause on the gun violence when we speak as one whole rap community, and I feel like the rappers rapping about gun violence has definitely depreciated. It’s gone down, but we don’t have no (sic) effect on laws.”

Hammer added, “If you look at the past 20 years, it’s not rappers who are dying in the streets, it’s the communities around rappers, so at this point we can divide music and entertainment from reality, and the reality is we need more men and women to stand up and say enough is enough, no more, and less violence in general.”

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