He was there to discuss a documentary he produced about rapping when the Aurora Batman massacre news emerged. Guru-Murthy decided to ask Ice-T why he is such a defender of gun rights, and this is a loose transcript of that conversation.
Ice-T: Well, I'd give up my gun when everybody else does. Doesn't that make sense? Doesn't that make sense. If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one?
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: So do you carry guns routinely at home? I mean, you have a gun at home?
Ice-T: Yeah, it's legal in the United States. It's part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that's the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It's to protect yourself from the police.
Anchor: And do you see any link between that and these sorts of incidents?
Ice-T: No. Nah. Not really. You know what I'm saying, if somebody wants to kill people, you know, they don't need a gun to do it.
Anchor: It makes it easier though, doesn't it?
Ice-T: Not really. You can strap explosives on your body, they do that all the time.
Anchor: So when there's the inevitable backlash of the anti-gun lobby as a result of this incident, as there always is?
Ice-T: Well, that's not going to change anything.
Anchor: it's not going to change anything.
Ice-T: Nah. The United States is based on guns, you know. Like [inaudible] says, you''ll never have justice on stolen land. So, it's not gonna change.