Stevie Wonder’s Call for Laws after Nipsey Hussle Murder Shows He’s Blind on Guns

What “stronger laws” demanded by Stevie Wonder would have prevented Nipsy Hussle's murder? (Nipsey Hussle Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s almost like the world is becoming blind,” musician Stevie Wonder proclaimed as he called for more citizen disarmament at the Los Angeles Staples Center memorial service for murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle last Thursday.  “It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says, ‘Listen we must have stronger gun laws.'”

As gun owners have come to expect, what and how much stronger those laws must be is left undefined. Seeing as how “California’s smart gun laws” are being promoted as “a blueprint for the nation” by Gungrabby Gabby & Co., and LAPD “has moved to cancel most of the few remaining concealed weapons permits in civilian hands,” it would seem the only thing left would be to ban gun ownership entirely.

That’s what the goal is, of course, protestations of “common sense gun safety” from useful idiots and agenda-driven liars notwithstanding. And that would be curious indeed in this case, at least to sell to a community being told LAPD contracted the hit on Hussle. Yes, it sounds desperate and ridiculous, but the meme is attracting supporters making fair the question: Why would those who actually believe that want the cops to be the “Only Ones” armed?

As for the alleged assassin, we appear to have another real prize.

Per TMZ, the ironically-named Eric Holder, who “walked” his gun over to Hussle a second time after his first shots failed to kill his victim, is charged with “1 count of possession of a firearm by a felon.”

The Grio elaborates:

“Holder has a long rap sheet with a history of domestic violence and weapons charges. Because of his record, he was previously ordered not to ‘own, use or possess any dangerous or deadly weapons, including firearms, knives or other concealable weapons.’”

For some reason, the E-Trade baby comes to mind.

Add to that a curiosity about Hussle himself: One of the collateral victims who was shot with him and survived “was arrested … for associating with a known gang member — namely, Nipsey. One of the standard conditions of parole is not associating with known gang members, and police claim Nipsey was a member of the Rollin 60's Crips.”

Is anyone else getting the feeling that passing “stronger gun laws” against you and me will do nothing to deter repeats of such crimes?

Wonder is a great composer, musician, and performer, no argument, and his achievements, particularly in light of his lifelong disability, are remarkable and admirable. When he gets out of his lane he can be just as ignorant as your average Demanding Mom.

So despite “Stand Your Ground” not being part of George Zimmerman’s defense in the Trayvon Martin case, Wonder pledged to boycott states that have such laws. That’s despite, per economist, author and Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott’s testimony before a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee, the reality that:

“Poor blacks who live in high-crime urban areas are not only the most likely victims of crime, they are also the ones who benefit the most from Stand Your Ground laws. The laws make it easier for them to protect themselves when the police can't be there fast enough. Therefore, rules that make self-defense more difficult disproportionately impact blacks. Blacks may make up 16.6 percent of Florida's population but account for 31 percent of the state's defendants invoking the Stand Your Ground defense. Black defendants who invoke this statute to justify their actions are actually acquitted 8 percentage points more frequently than whites who use this very same defense.”

With a net worth estimated at $110 Million, Wonder may have forgotten what that’s like, especially since he can easily afford the “sky-high cost” of his celebrity bodyguards. He’s apparently also detached from the ravages and violence of the underworld drug trade in such communities as exemplified by one of his former bodyguards convicted of “supplying the strong painkiller OxyContin to two Manassas drug dealers.”

But “listen, we must have stronger gun laws,” right?

There are none so blind as those who will not see.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    Timothy Votaw
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    Timothy Votaw

    All this jive-ass bullshit about some “gangsta” gets tiring. I don’t give a good fart about these clowns, who seem to live on the edge of the criminal fringe, not do I give a damn about their fans. Just cannot relate to the whining and race-based complaints that never seem to be satisfied with the open doors and opportunities to climb out of victimhood, preferring to stay there by choice, so their agendas stay intact. There are far too many black Americans who have moved forward and made a successful life, integrated with society, and left the victimhood behind. They… Read more »

    Tommy
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    Tommy

    “Der törichteste Fehler, den wir machen könnten, wäre, den betroffenen Rassen Waffen zu erlauben” – Adolf Hitler
    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms’ – Adolf Hitler

    Tommy
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    Tommy

    stevie wonder is blind in more ways than one!

    Danko
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    Danko

    A other poor misunderstood gangster, all you gotta do is read the lyrics to almost any of his songs

    Michael J
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    Michael J

    Well there’s another idiot we can cross off the playlist. Laws are like the morons who want them, ineffective and plentiful.

    Missouri Born
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    Missouri Born

    If Wonder is going to boycott states with stand your ground laws, is he going to boycott the sales of his music to those states and ban radio stations from playing his music in those states?
    I doubt it.

    Michael R Stuhr
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    Michael R Stuhr

    Because we all know it was law abiding citizens who shot Saint Nipsey.

    m.
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    m.

    how about demon-rat & criminal control in your “communities”

    Ron
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    Ron

    Hollywood.

    Mark R
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    Mark R

    So Stevie, why don’t you use your “influence”, if you really have any at all, and convince the “Black Lives Matter” to go into the hood and fix things there first. You know, get rid of the drugs, the pushers, the pimps, the whores, the rappers spouting hate within your own racial community. Convince BLM to stop burning businesses to the ground. Convince BLM to use their financial resources (I’m sure $oro$ won’t mind) rebuild the inner cities. Convince BLM to step up to be REAL men and women to take charge of making the inner cities worthy of being… Read more »

    Mike
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    Mike

    Well said Mark!!

    Stacia Davis
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    Stacia Davis

    Its Racists red neck MAGA supporters like yourself that are mad because you’re NOT among GODS CHOSEN stop flying shipping in the guns and drugs you own into Black neighborhoods your greedy ass kind are now SADLY terrifying trying to buy up every damn thing in sight without any respect for the low income middle income hard working tax paying Blacks.Have the common decency to not disrespect a Blind musician who angers you because he like the Black women with the lot of Beautiful Black Brown babies you so call accuse of draining the welfare system (yet statically More Whites… Read more »

    m.
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    m.

    try learning english

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    I believe that endeavor would be fruitless for her. The Bell Curve and all.

    Mark R
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    Mark R

    So you know who God’s chosen people are. You know the mind of God. That’s a real good magic trick. In 1972, I turned 21, the age when young people are eligible to vote. I voted for Dick Gregory as a write in candidate. In 1976, I voted for Mr. Gregory again. I would have voted for Mr. Gregory in 1980 but I was not living in the country at the time. Do you even know who Dick Gregory is? Probably not. I had become good friends with Mr Gregory during the 1970’s, attended every lecture he gave in the… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Mark R, the trolls and race hustlers are really out in force, today.

    Kerron
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    Kerron

    The idea behind many of these critiques is that all Democrats, Black Lives Matter and Anti-violence/Gun reformists are all black and that every law abiding citizen in America is white. Just because you are white does not mean you are right. The issue is not one of color but socioeconomics. What would anyone of any color do to survive abject poverty while attempting to thrive in an environment where resources are scarce. White Russians that live in the ghettos of Moscow probably turn to crime as often as white or black ghetto bound Americans. Race is a part of every… Read more »

    Mark R
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    Mark R

    I do not know any percentages but there are just as many “whites”, mostly democrat party members, who desire gun control. I never see these as race related because there are “bad guys” in all corners. By the same token, just because I am white doesn’t make me wrong. Each issue has to be studied and researched to come to any solid conclusion(s) regarding any social issue. As for racism in the “institutions” that is an uneducated statement. Institutions exist to carry out the will of those PEOPLE in those institutions. Institutions are neutral whereas it is the elected or… Read more »

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    TSOL

    I am very hopeful for the future of the second amendment and encouraged for one reason, I am starting to see more and more Blacks, Hispanics, and Woman of ALL races showing up at ranges, matches and training classes. They are slowly starting to embrace this right of theirs along with all of their other rights that they are allowed in this great country! For far too long minorities and woman have been told mostly by the left and media that Guns and shooting is just for old, white, uneducated, backwoods rednecks and that if a person of color ever… Read more »

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    tomcat

    @ Stacia Davis You have a chip on your shoulder the size of 4x4x10. You may need help getting that removed because it might be too heavy for you to accomplish yourself.
    It is no one’s fault that blind Stevie decided to step out of his environment and venture into a political argument without the necessary knowledge of the situation. That all sounds like a gang dispute to me and it is realistic that someone had to lose.
    Get over it and on with life.

    Big Lou
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    Big Lou

    How about this, if you don’t want one, don’t buy one. Leave the rest of us alone. I don’t want an electric vehicle, but you don’t see me trying to stop you from owning one. Even if a drunk driver kills someone behind the wheel of one. It’s your choice to own it if you want to. This is America. Don’t like it leave. Mexico is a gun free zone. Go see how well it’s working there.