Pearl Jam's outspoken lead singer Eddie Vedder recently slammed the lack of new U.S. gun laws and gun owners themselves.
During an interview with champion Australian surfer Mark Richards for The Sydney Morning Herald, Vedder lamented that "90 percent of the people want further gun laws" in the U.S., but "there’s no further legislation taking place."
Vedder also appeared to be speaking about gun owners during the interview (video below) when he stated, “I get so angry that I almost wish bad things upon these people,” notes the conservative website Newsbusters.org.
"They can talk about defending their home or it’s based in the Constitution when, you know, again, when that was put in the Constitution, you know, it took about three and a half minutes to load one pellet into a barrel with powder and the whole thing," stated Vedder.
"So, you know, those laws are antiquated, and the fact that we have, you know, 30 bullet magazines and this, that, and the other thing. And really, the best argument that I can hear, or the one that they have outside of, you know, being in the Constitution is that it’s fun. It’s fun. And so is driving at night at 95 miles an hour."
Vedder added, "I get so angry that I almost wish bad things upon these people. But I don’t have to because it seems like they happen anyways. It seems like every week I’m reading about a 4-year-old either shooting their sister, their dad, their dog, or their brother or themselves, because there’s f----- guns laying around. But I guess it’s fun."