In the last week alone, there's been at least two shootings that have made national news. One in Colorado on Wednesday (Nov. 1), where one man walked into a Walmart and opened fire, killing three people.

The second was the Texas mass shooting that happened on Sunday (Nov. 5), where a lone gunman walked into a church, and shot and killed 26 people, including small children.

In a quick word with TMZ, Vic Mensa spoke on the issue of gun control and said Americans who oppose tightening gun laws have it all wrong, especially those who still want legal access to assault rifles.

“Americans need to stop being stupid as fuck about gun control,” he said. “You’re not gonna fight off a tyrannical government with an AR-15 or an M-16, so give it up. It’s not a constitutional right. They didn't have assault weapons when the constitution was written. It took 10 minutes to load two bullets. Get the f--kin AR-15s off the streets or sacrifice your family and friends to mass murder."

Mensa also called out those politicians who may offer words of sympathy but do nothing in terms of changing policy. He also said that some of their outlooks on gun control are shaped by money and a financial bottom line.

“If you look down a list at all of the fucking Republican congressmen and shit saying ‘Thoughts and prayers to Vegas, thoughts and prayers to Texas,'… These same people take money from the NRA and vote against anything that opposes complete gun ownership, no background checks. So the same people sending those empty thoughts and prayers are taking money from the NRA and are basically profiting from these murders.”

Despite Mensa's desire to strengthen the current gun laws, he's not opposed to gun ownership at all. In fact, he has a permit to carry a handgun in one state but took his firearm to California where it wasn't legal and was arrested as a result. He's since gotten off with a $500 fine and probation.

On the music front, the "U Mad" rapper recently did a solid rendition of Radiohead's "Karma Police," and he's still holding down the opening slot on JAY-Z's 4:44 Tour.

You can see what Mensa had to say about the current gun laws and certain politicians above.

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