Tech N9ne spoke about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred last month in Newtown, Connecticut. The indie rapper said that parenting had as much to do with what happened as guns and mental illness.
“Discipline starts at home. If your mom has guns like that in the basement, what the f**k is your mom doing? Is she with the militia?” he said. “You know those are [Adam Lanza’s] mom’s guns right? I’ve got three [children]. I’ve got two 18-year-olds and I have a 13-year-old. When they were growing up I had them listening to Tech N9ne. I let them listen to Eminem. I talked to them about they problems at school, people, everything. Now, these kids being neglected. Why would Adam Lanza even know how to work these guns if his mom was paying attention?”
“People want to use the psychotic card, or whatever, but I’m telling you it all starts at home,” he added. “If there was respect at home, it will carry over. Where was Adam Lanza’s momma?…Guns don’t kill people. You know the saying – stupid people with guns kill people.”