Snoop Dogg says the hip hop community could help put a stop to gun violence in the United States.

Speaking Thursday at an event in San Francisco to raise awareness of his No Guns Allowed campaign, the rapper said he believed today’s rap lyrics are less violent then when he entered the business twenty years ago and urged young people to stay away from guns.

“We are the voices that the youth listen to,” Snoop said.

“They respect us, so we are the ones who actually can put a half pause on the gun violence when we speak as one as a whole rap community.

“I feel like the rappers rapping about gun violence has definitely depreciated. It’s went down but we don’t have an effect on the laws.”

Snoop signed up as the celebrity face of the League of Young Voters Education Fund’s No Guns Allowed campaign last year in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were gunned down in Newtown, Conn.

Thursday’s event was held in the wake of the Isla Vista horror in California last Friday (May 23), when Elliot Rodger, son of “The Hunger Games” assistant director Peter Rodger, killed six and injured 13 in a rampage in Santa Barbara.

Fellow rapper MC Hammer and football legend Joe Montana joined Snoop at a charity event after the press conference, where items including signed football helmets and artwork painted by Snoop were auctioned off to raise money for the cause.

Last year Snoop Dogg recorded a song and music video to go along with his “No Guns Allowed” campaign with Drake and his daughter performing along side him joined Snoop at a charity event after the press conference, where items including signed football helmets and artwork painted by Snoop were auctioned off to raise money for the cause.

Last year Snoop Dogg recorded a song and music video to go along with his “No Guns Allowed” campaign with Drake and his daughter performing along side him.

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4 thoughts on “Snoop Dogg, MC Hammer Call for End to Gun Violence [WATCH]

  1. This is good but guess what the long term damage is done. So is the white man,these companies owned and operated by white men mainly going to stop making guns and ammo that is being used in all this violence and mayhem ? No of course not. These black face kkk members doing all this shooting and other criminal type behavior are to far gone to even listen to these guys.
    The kkk is laughing even harder now. ” Yep we’s got em now john ” yesim they are being locked up in our new plantation prisons and the one’s we don;t make money off like that ”
    ” Once we trick them to kill each other ” we still ended up with their body parts ”
    ” Yesim john don’t you just love it “

  2. White Man on said:

    The best way to cut gun violence would be to permanently ban blacks from possessing weapons. Touch a gun, do a life sentence.

  3. Linda on said:

    Glad someone from the rap game and who’s been involved in gun violence is speaking out. Too many senseless deaths.

  4. Finally……………..someone from the world of rap is stepping forward to help do something about the problem of gun violence. Rappers have a LOT of influence on youth.

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