Stevie Wonder Takes A Stand For Stricter Gun Laws
While appearing at Nipsey Hussle’s funeral, Stevie Wonder took the mic to advocate for stricter gun laws.
“It’s almost like the world is becoming blind,” he told the crowd, according to Page Six. “It is a heartbreak to again lose a member of our family.”
“It is a heartbreak because it is so unnecessary,” the singer, who was close to Nipsey, added. “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.’”
“We — to be a civilized nation, a civilized world — we still are living in a time where ego, anger, jealousy, is controlling our lives,” Stevie said. “It’s unacceptable.”
“I pray that we will grow, I pray that the leaders who have a responsibility to perpetuate life will do it by making sure that the laws will make it so very hard for people to have guns and to take their frustrations out to kill life,” he concluded. “I’m very happy that in his short life, [Hussle] was able to motivate people and I hope that it motivates you enough to say, ‘Listen, enough of people being killed by guns and violence.’ I hope that we don’t just talk about, but that we be about it … To make a difference for our future.”