Chris Rock, in support of gun control efforts, has stated that we should listen to President Obama because “when your dad says something, you listen.” Rock appeared and spoke today during a press conference in support of Washington, D.C., Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
The two organizations held the conference in support of President Obama’s effort to reduce gun violence. They are requesting that Congress cooperate with the president to enact a ban on assault weapons and require more strict background checks on those purchasing guns.
As reported by The Blaze, Chris Rock used some interesting terminology during his speech:
“The President of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he is also, you know, the president and the first lady are kinda like the Mom and Dad of the country. And when your Dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it will usually bite you in the a** later on. So, I’m here to support the president.”
Rock’s speech was brief but clearly pointed out his opinion on the subject of gun control. He has made statements in the past in support of charging more for bullets and only allowing those who have mortgages to purchase guns. As reported by Politico, Rock made the following statement to the Television Critics Association:
“The gun lobby also says people need to be able to protect their property … but every mass shooting is done by guys who live with their mother. So I believe you should need to have a mortgage to buy a gun. A mortgage is a real background check.”
Although most of the statements were made in jest, his appearance at today’s press conference indicates that he is in support of the gun control effort and President Obama. One thing is certain, in Chris Rock’s opinion, when President Obama or your dad says something, you should listen.