U-God: Machine guns have no purpose
U-God’s new memoir, “Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang,” is the first tell-all book from the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan and the stories within it span from hilarious to terrifying. On “Salon Talks,” U-God spoke candidly about the history of Wu-Tang, drugs, gun control and prison. “I always felt that the guns are too powerful to be on the streets,” U-God, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang told Salon. “You’ve got these big machine guns that have no purpose in society.”
Challenging the notion that gun control is a violation of the Second Amendment, U-God offers a more nuanced perspective on the debate currently playing out in the national conversation. He discusses the evolution of weaponry that has become readily available—arms that he notes are far more powerful than for mere protection. Watch the video above to hear U-God share his personal experience with gun violence. View the full interview here.Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.