This past December, tragedy struck when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people – 20 of whom were children – at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Now, in a recent interview with The Boombox, underground veteran Tech N9ne weighs in on the killings.
Tech believes that the biggest issue behind this tragedy is the absent parenting that allowed Lanza to gain access to deadly assault weapons. He also said that he feels that many commentators are relying on the topic of mental health to rationalize the tragedy, but ultimately, “it all starts at home.”
“Discipline starts at home. If your mom has guns like that in the basement, what the fuck is your mom doing? Is she with the militia?” he said. “You know those are [Adam Lanza’s] mom’s guns right? I’ve got three [children]. I’ve got two 18-year-olds and I have a 13-year-old. When they were growing up I had them listening to Tech N9ne. I let them listen to Eminem. I talked to them about they problems at school, people, everything. Now, these kids being neglected. Why would Adam Lanza even know how to work these guns if his mom was paying attention?”
He added, “People want to use the psychotic card, or whatever, but I’m telling you it all starts at home. If there was respect at home, it will carry over. Where was Adam Lanza’s momma?…Guns don’t kill people. You know the saying – stupid people with guns kill people.”