Dave Mustaine Attempts to Clarify Onstage Rant About President Obama + Recent Shootings
The outspoken Dave Mustaine is taking a lot of heat for his latest onstage comments claiming President Barack Obama staged the recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin. The Megadeth frontman now admits his choice of words may not have been the best, yet he's not backing off from his theory.
Mustaine recently called in to the show ‘Info Wars’ to put his words in context and answer some questions. When asked what he really meant about what he said on stage, Mustaine explained, "To clarify things, no one can deny that there were criminal rogues in the administration. CBS News got the memos, Congress has the information and basically, Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Owners of America, who is a highly respected person, said that if they would stage 'Fast And Furious,' they'd be capable of staging anything. He continued, “And it was all done to blame the Second Amendment. We'd be fools not to look at this. Our U.S. border patrol agents were killed. And like I said, I was just quoting Larry Pratt. That's it bottom line."
Mustaine did say that sometimes things don’t come across as intended, explaining, "In the heat of the moment, when you're onstage and you're talking, sometimes you're not as eloquent as you'd like to be but like I said, I was just quoting what Larry said.” He added, “We really need to investigate this and we need to have the Attorney General release the documents and find out who's responsible for this. People died and the democratic process says, 'Let's investigate this. Let's find out what's going on here.'”
Mustaine was pretty adamant about his beliefs, saying, "I'm a patriot. I've always been controversial. I'm a political songwriter. And this wasn't done to hurt any of my fellow countrymen. I think that it's something that we really, really need to look into."
He wrapped up the interview saying, "I love our country and I respect it, my whole thing with this is that I think we should just look into it. I just think that we deserve to know the truth - that's it.”