Foster the People’s debut single was “Pumped Up Kicks,” an upbeat tune about a sociopathic teen fantasizing about a gun massacre. In a 2011 interview about the song, lead singer Mark Foster told KROQ:
To me the epidemic isn’t gun violence; the epidemic is lack of family, lack of love, and isolation – kids who don’t have anywhere to go or anyone to talk to and that’s what makes them snap.
Fast forward a year and change, and Foster seems to have decided that guns are indeed the problem and a gun-grabbing government is the solution.
Foster eventually worked his way up to a favorite platitude of anti-gun zealots.
Foster’s ideas about banning guns may not be as popular as he thinks. Two hours after he launched the #reformNRA hashtag, it had only been used about a dozen times.
Foster isn’t saying “take away people’s rights.” He’s just tweeting that we should take away people’s rights.
Foster also retweeted an Australian follower’s defense of gun control.
Gee, could there be a reason the incidence of rape in Australia is three times higher than in the United States? But hey, what’s an increase in the rape rate as long as we can stick it those icky NRA bullies?
Or we can make it easier for law-abiding citizens to empower and protect themselves. As a South Carolina sheriff pointed out last year, when seconds count, the police are minutes away. After a career criminal assaulted a woman walking her dog, Sheriff Chuck Wright told the press, “Our form of justice is not making it. Carry a concealed weapon. That’ll fix it.”
Foster would rather put his faith in liberal gun-grabbing feel-goodery.