Jessie Hughes, the lead singer of the “Eagles of Death Metal” has never been shy about his love of firearms and support of the Second Amendment.
In 2015, Hughes’ band, “Eagles of Death Metal” were on stage at Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France when Islamic State terrorists opened fire on the crowd and killed almost 100 people.
Ahead of the EODM’s return to Le Bataclan in a few days, Hughes commented on the need for more guns in the hands of citizens.
Hughes, who is a member of the National Rifle Association, slammed French gun laws in a recent interview, and challenged its defenders to tell him how it helped save lives during that horrific November night.
“Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so,” Hughes tells French TV station iTele in a recent interview.
“I don’t ever want to see anything like this ever happen again. And I want everyone to have the best chance to live,” he said. “And I saw people die that maybe could’ve lived, I don’t know, but I wish I knew for sure if they could’ve had a better chance.”