Jamie Foxx, The Killers Speak on ‘Gun Violence’ and It’s about What You’d Expect

Jamie Foxx tried to sound a bipartisan tone but shied away from specifics. (Photo: Facebook/Jamie Foxx)

Celebrities don’t have a stellar track record commenting on gun policy as admitted “felon” Ashton Kutcher proved (once again) earlier this year. Rock band The Killers and Jamie Foxx maintained that trend earlier this week.

The Killers released a stand-alone track ironically titled (ironic to us, not to them) “Land of the Free,” which tackles a variety of controversial issues, including border security, mass incarceration, and “gun violence.”

With gospel-inspired singers in the background, Flowers croons, “So how many daughters, tell me how many sons/Do we have to have to put in the ground before we just break down and face it/We got a problem with guns/In the land of the free.”

Flowers claims he started working on this song all the way back in 2012 after the Sandy Hook massacre.

“I cried for those kids and teachers,” he wrote on social media. “I got on my knees and I prayed for those families.”

Apparently, he wrote the verses attacking President Trump’s border wall much more quickly than the one addressing firearms.

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Action movie actor Jamie Foxx’s comments were somewhat more measured but almost equally as vapid.

Foxx spoke to reporters Sunday at the California Strong Celebrity Softball game, a charity event meant to raise money for the victims of the state’s recent wildfires as well as the massacre at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

The actor called for “cooler heads” in national politics and hoped leaders can “just erase the lines in the sand when it comes to politics.”

“This is the one time I can say in our history that nobody on either side of the political whatever, has taken a step towards saying, ‘Hey, we’re smart enough — how do we prevent these things from happening?’” he said.

“People will say, why don’t you talk about Chicago or why don’t you talk about these other places — wherever it is. If we can do something and make one step towards it – if you think about our life in America, which is the greatest place in the world to live – anytime that something tragic happens, what do we do? We adjust. We adjust.”

Foxx didn’t offer any particular adjustments he hopes will be made.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck.

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  • Rich January 18, 2019, 10:55 pm

    He preaches gun violence, and gun bans yet has anyone seen the movies he stars in. Plenty of guns , and high body counts. Typical Hollywood liberal

  • sly January 18, 2019, 10:47 pm

    The only people who can understand the Shooting and Gun Community are those of us educated about our hobby. Those who have no knowledge of us are the one’s who always have something to input about something they know nothing about. If they spent time with us, they will love the sport when they get the knowledge we are fortune enough to have. I am a lifer, a Veteran who made my living as a Military career NCO with a Military NCO wife, two children who served, a whole Military Family. Father in Law and sister in law as Military career NCO’S. My family and I fought for the freedom we have and the rights to the Constitution of this country. I will not allow anyone to take my constitutional rights. I am a gun lover and Dem or lib, I have a total of 15 guns and i intend to buy more before i’m gone. No Democrat, Republican or movie stars will take what i worked for. I took a oath to protect the Constitution and Democracy from both domestic and foreign terrorist, that oath still stands, so when i hear someone with new policies or some bad mouthing of the Shooting and Gun Community, I let it go in one ear and out the other, i never let the foolishness stop in my head. they can all stick it. I will never give up the sport i enjoy

  • Anglo January 18, 2019, 7:56 pm

    Michael R Stuhr, yes, that has promise.

  • Michael R Stuhr January 18, 2019, 12:35 pm

    Let me try my hand as a rap composer.

    “Screw Jammie Foxx and everyone like him, YO!”

    I don’t know? I kinda like it.

  • Akfolder January 18, 2019, 11:28 am
  • Sean January 18, 2019, 10:27 am

    Just like the “juggers” in the south. I wonder if it’ll catch on out west. Now, you know if you make any kind of comment about any other “culture” and you’re not a minority(majority) you are considered a racist. Though you may be 100% accurate in your theory/claim there will be someone who will try to dissect you. There will always be a lame excuse for why things are the way they are. Nobody wants to do anything about it. The cycle continues…

  • Gary January 18, 2019, 9:35 am

    When forks make you fat, and a glass makes you drunk…do cars kill.. how stupid do you have to be to think that guns kill…PEOPLE KILL..ITS A PEOPLE PROBLEM. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  • Al January 18, 2019, 9:14 am

    The problem isn’t with guns, the problem is with Black culture, plain and simple.
    But they refuse to blame themselves, so the problem will NEVER be solved.

    • Michael R Stuhr January 18, 2019, 12:39 pm

      Wesley Bell, St. Louis prosecutor, says he isn’t going to prosecute cases of possession up to 1000g of weed. Near 1/4 lb.
      The very engine of north St. Louis area violent crime and he condones it.
      Go Figure?

  • Dr Motown January 17, 2019, 9:56 pm

    The “smart” comedian cannot explain how removing my guns will decrease violence that others commit

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