Meek Mill believes there should be an open-carry gun policy in his hometown of Philadelphia.
On Sunday (June 6), the “Dreams and Nightmares” emcee took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the gun laws in his city after seeing an article that read that a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot 13 times in West Philadelphia. “If we having 500 murders a year in Philly, why isn’t it legal to open carry and protect yourself?” he tweeted. “You can’t even protect yourself in a deadly neighborhood, so y’all force kids to break the law for protecting themselves…. lil kids get done like this every day!”
He also responded to a fan who quoted a bar from Lil Uzi Vert’s “Stripes Like Burberry” track. “Now I feel Uzi when he said, ‘I’m used to the murders, I’m from Philly,’” the fan wrote. Meek replied, “That wasn’t just a bar!”
The Philly rapper has been using his platform to address issues going on in our country. Last week, he took to Twitter to urge the New York State legislature to pass a bill that would eliminate incarceration for most technical violations of parole. “I am calling on NYS Legislature to pass the Less is More Act before they leave town next week! We need meaningful parole reform in NYS now!” Meek tweeted.
Earlier this year, he called out the preferential treatment that the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol received compared to Black people who committed crimes.
“My whole race in jail for tryna protect themselves or some petty drugs! We living in the middle of a silent war! You can run in the state capitol and get house arrest?” Meek wrote. “Just pay attention to that part… ain’t no protest that can fix that!”
Check out Meek’s tweet about the gun laws in Philly below.