WASHINGTON — Actor Chris Rock said on Capitol Hill that Americans should listen to the father of the country, President Obama, and support his call for gun control.
“I am just here to support the president of the United States. President of the United States is our boss, but he is also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country,” Rock said at an event sponsored by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
“And when your dad says something, you listen, and when you don’t it usually bites you in the ass later on. So, I’m here to support the president.”
Rock weighed in on gun control last month, saying that only Americans who have a mortgage should be able to buy a gun. He was unavailable for interviews on the topic at the event and left before the question and answer portion of the news conference.
Singer Tony Bennett also delivered remarks at the press conference alongside a group of lawmakers.
Bennett said assault weapons should be “eliminated” in America.