MTV's Gun Crime Special – Your Strong Views
Catch the full show again tomorrow at midnight and 11pm on Sunday...
MTV News's Gun Crime Special aired on MTV last night, provoking a wide range of passionate opinion.
The two-hour special, hosted by MTV News's Tim Kash, saw the likes of Ms Dynamite, Estelle, John Singleton (director of Boyz N The Hood) and Target from Roll Deep come together with families affected by gun crime and members of the media.
Viewers were invited to text in their opinions, many of which were trailed across the bottom of the screen. Many views were also expressed in the MTV online forum, some from oversees users. Thousands of you texted and here are a few examples:
"If people r so in2 rap why pick up a gun why not pick up a microphone an spit, y put a gun 2 a mothers dreams. No mother sud hav 2 bury ther child". Eleisha
"At da end of da day rap is not to blame. I think there are more white people with guns than black people they just dont use it like black people"
"Its all these terrorists people dont feel safe unless dey ave a gun..."
"The black community are the main problem through rap/hip hop, ie 2 pac and biggie."
"I listen 2 hip hop like millions of other ppl n i would never us a gun so if i dont n millions of others dont us guns that listen 2 hip hop then how."
"How often does the media report gun crime in white areas. As i black male i feel gun crime is portraid as a black problem."
"Violent video games are nothing but detailed child hood games. Should we now stop all da kids in play grounds playin cowboys and indians ???"
Catch the full Guns " An MTV News Forum on Thursday night (Sep 15) at midnight on MTV and Sunday (Sep 18) at 11pm on MTV Base.
Voice your opinions on gun crime in our forum.