Anti-Gun Rocker John Mellencamp: ‘They Don’t Give a F-ck About Our Children’

Rocker John Mellencamp is not happy with the bipartisan gun-control bill the Senate tentatively agreed to this week because, in his mind, it doesn’t go far enough.

On Twitter, Mellencamp voiced his frustrations.

“Only in America, and I mean only, in America, can 21 people be murdered and a week later be buried and forgotten, with a flimsy little thumbnail, a vague notion of some sort of gun control law laying on the senators’ desks,” wrote Mellencamp, referencing the mass killing in Uvalde, Texas.

“What kind of people are we who claim that we care about pro-life?” the Indiana-born singer continued. “Just so you know, anyone that’s reading this… politicians don’t give a f–k about you, they don’t give a f–k about me, and they don’t give a f–k about our children. So, with that cheery thought in mind, have a happy summer, because it will be just a short time before it happens again.”

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Mellencamp’s criticism of the legislation, known as the “Safer Communities Act,” comes on the heels of an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” where he argued that the media should publicize the photos of the deceased victims.

“If we don’t show it, they’re dying in vain because they’re just going to try to pass more bullshit laws like they’re trying to get through now. Show it. Show what a machine gun can do to a child’s head. It’s your responsibility as a news network to show it. Show the people what we’re talking about. Because just to go, oh, 13 kids killed, most people go, well, that happened again,” he said.

For Mellencamp, the only path forward is widespread civil disarmament.

“We need people to turn in their guns. I understand people, you know, liking guns. I’ve got two kids who like guns, but I have to tell you, when the Second Amendment was written, they were talking about muskets. They were talking about muskets,” he said.

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“People say you can’t change the Second Amendment. It’s an amendment. It’s already been changed. So don’t say you can’t change the Second Amendment. You can change the Second Amendment. Change the damn thing,” he added.

What would be your response to Mr. Mellencamp?

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • jeremy griffin June 30, 2022, 11:32 am

    it’s not like he’s wrong…politicians actually DONT give a fuck about anyone. That much is true.

  • D.J. June 26, 2022, 4:47 pm

    The disloyal scum made a small fortune on the anti-American “ classic “ ,
    “ pink houses “ , and has the nerve to lecture the people on the use / possession
    of firearms ?

    No , don’t think so !

    Go back to your faked patriotism , your multimillion dollar mansion , and your
    fantasy world , leaving the law-abiding citizenry to care for ourselves . I fail to see
    where he’s wanted or needed .

    We have more than enough insurgents in Washington D.C. , and across this Country
    to cover it . They don’t need your assistance .

  • Stan d. Upnow June 26, 2022, 11:13 am

    That stupid SOB is another one of the “do something” crowd. You know, the mindless, emotionally-driven yappers who want to trash our Constitution and deprive the Entire gun-owning population for the horrific crimes of a tiny few. Aren’t we all just tired of repeating that it’s the Person doing the deed, not the choice of instrument, that’s to blame?

  • JB June 26, 2022, 12:24 am

    Isn’t he like 200 years old,,,,two or three less than sleepy joe? Yea, his opinion matters to me…not!!

  • oldfuzz695 June 25, 2022, 12:21 pm

    I will bet the little A-hole killer lived by stupid blasts from so called rockers.

  • DWM June 25, 2022, 8:55 am

    He lives outside of Bloomington, Indiana home of Indiana University, full of perverted communists.

  • Matt Stewart June 24, 2022, 10:09 pm

    Our world is nuts! Back in 1982 I thought John Cougar was so cool and a great singer/Band. But I learned that he’s just a draft dodging liberal piece of shit!

  • Donald Hall June 24, 2022, 5:57 pm

    Hey Melon head, too bad, your mom missed the chance to have an abortion. It’s not too late for you to right a wrong. We’re not going to miss you either.

  • swimmerr June 24, 2022, 1:55 pm

    MSNBC. Tells me all I need to know. Never bought a John Mellencamp record and probably never will. John is just another left wing intellectual.

  • Billy M June 24, 2022, 1:50 pm

    John Couger Mellonhead is a liberal who studied music in school (rather badly considering his music) who didn’t pay much attention to history. He sure doesn’t understand people. But what do you expect from a liberal?

  • D.J. June 24, 2022, 1:36 pm

    The man accumulates a small fortune penning the anti-American
    ballad “ pink houses “ , routinely flaps his disloyal mouth , and then
    has the audacity to lecture the populace on Our 2d Amendment ?

    What a disgusting , impertinent , sack of vomit !

  • Peter A Poccia, RN June 24, 2022, 1:23 pm

    I own many rifles, pistols and shotguns. I was with the 1st Marine Division in Danang in 1968. After discharge, I became a NYC ER nurse. Since I retired, I volunteer with the Red Cross in disasters. I regularly shoot with women and men with similar stories. We’ve saved and cared for thousands of children.
    Firearm owners don’t care about children? F— you, ignorant minstrel; what have you done.

  • W June 24, 2022, 10:33 am

    So go write another pathetic song about how tough life is for you celebrities and the injustices to Americans that only you deep-thinking songwriters can see!
    Oh, and your opinion is just yours so don’t act like someone else can’t disagree with a celebrity no one has heard about in a couple of decades.

  • D June 24, 2022, 10:04 am

    John who?

    • Stan d. Upnow June 26, 2022, 11:15 am


  • Randall Slack June 24, 2022, 9:38 am

    You know his statement is kind of true.
    They do not give a fuck about the average everyday person, they don’t give a fuck about kid cause those cops would have gone in and stopped the killer instead of arresting and tazing parents,they would stop teaching kids as young as 1st and 2nd graders about transgender, kindergarders having drag queen story time,teaching them homosexuality is normal and not telling parents their kid is thinking of transitioning!!!
    And most of all teaching your kids what to think not how to think!!!
    And when parents confront the school boards they are considered threats and the school boards now asking the DOJ to step in…
    So yes they do not give one flying fuck about the people that vote these sick deranged politicians into office!!!
    Tey are all the more reasons not to give up our guns!!!!

    • Stan d. Upnow June 26, 2022, 11:19 am

      Yes, it’s true, but it’s not All politicians are like that, just 100% of the Progressive-Socialists. Now, Mellencamp was saying that only on the issue of gun control. Being a Lefty, he likely agrees with promoting everything you said.

  • Ardvark June 24, 2022, 9:16 am

    Ah yes, those evil inanimate objects sneak out and attack children every chance they get and morons like this believe that! An obvious graduate of our worthless emotional thinking education system that is full of deviants that prey on children, but appears to be ok because they are democrats!

    • Stan d. Upnow June 26, 2022, 11:23 am

      As tragic and horrific as these child victims of madmen are, it pales in comparison to the MILLIONS of babies who are butchered via the for-profit abortion industry. Do they rant & rave about that? No, they support it! Damn hypocrites.

  • Richard June 24, 2022, 8:37 am

    John Cougar needs to go back in his little pink house and STFU.

    • Matt Stewart June 24, 2022, 10:08 pm

      Our world is nuts! Back in 1982 I thought John Cougar was so cool and a great singer/Band. But I learned that he’s just a draft dodging liberal piece of shit!

  • Chuck Matson June 24, 2022, 7:21 am

    And his opinion matters to ….?

  • Terry June 24, 2022, 6:40 am

    Oh yeah,
    entertainers go on,
    long after their careers,
    are over and gone!

  • Richard Udry June 24, 2022, 4:46 am

    John “Couger” Mellencamp can go inside his little pink house and loom for his big girl panties to put on.

  • Old Silk June 23, 2022, 1:49 pm

    When I want a musician’s input on my Constitutional right to keep and bear arms I will call Ted Nugent, so Mellencamp can stfu and sing. Thank you.

  • bobs your uncle June 23, 2022, 11:29 am

    WOW! Powerful words, almost as powerful as “Drove the Chevy to the Levy”

  • survivor50 June 22, 2022, 8:10 pm

    The Cougar Growls …

    • Stan d. Upnow June 26, 2022, 11:26 am

      More like, The Cougar takes a dump on his own paw.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment June 22, 2022, 5:47 pm

    What a piece of $hit!!! Just another self proclaimed god that knows what best for us, while fattening his wallet! Hey Mellonhead go back to school and learn how to read…..almost 2 1/5 centuries and no reference to muskets in the constitution or bill of rights….wtf?????

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