Folk Singer Alert: James Taylor-“Sacrifice Gun Freedoms to Save Kids.”

WASHINGTON — Addressing the issue of gun control, singer-songwriter James Taylor told The Daily Caller that Americans “need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms” in order to keep children safe.

Following his performance at President Obama’s second inauguration, TheDC asked Taylor if he agreed with Obama’s executive actions on gun control.

“I think the nation is very divided on gun control,” Taylor told TheDC, “but I think the majority of us feel strongly — even the majority of gun owners feel strongly — that we need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms, if that’s the way to put it. We need to make some sacrifices to what we might want to have, in order to safeguard our children.”

“I think there’s a limit to how much — I think the founding fathers wanted us to be able to arm ourselves, but I don’t think that they would have agreed that we should have the capacity to do the damage that we do have. And we just can’t afford it.”

Taylor told TheDC that he supports the president and sees him as a strong leader.

“I love this president for so many reasons,” he said. “I think he’s a true public servant. An amazingly capable and compassionate and intelligent man and a very level-headed citizen.”

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  • AClearThought

    Could there be any validity to the opinions of a “child from La-La-Land?”

    These are adult issues.

  • Erica


  • Allan Erickson

    Fire ‘n rain do dull the brain.

  • Buckhuntr

    I will surrender
    my firearms when the government can accomplish and guarantee the following:

    1) There are no more thieving murdering thugs that I need to protect myself, my
    family, my property and other innocents from because the local police and government can’t
    accomplish that task.

    2) That there are no jihadists that have crossed our porous borders and are
    organized in terrorist sleeper cells waiting on orders to attack.

    3) The corruption in our government has been cleaned up so that my
    Constitutionally guaranteed right to self-determination is no longer threatened
    by bureaucratic tyranny because someone in government thinks they know better
    than me how to live my life and spend my hard earned resources.

    4) I am no longer under the potential threat from a foreign tyrannical

    5) Any of a bajillion other unforeseen dangerous threats should appear that
    require me to defend myself and mine.

    6) Jesus the Messiah returns to establish His millennial Kingdom where the lion
    lies down with the lamb.

    Until these conditions are met I will own and use firearms guaranteed by the
    2nd Amendment, and as required, to defend and protect the Constitutional from
    ALL enemies foreign and domestic.

    I don’t give a rat’s pitoot what any politician, celebrity elitist, media
    talking head or any other moron thinks about. Self-determination and self-defense
    are God given rights that I refuse to give up without a fight.

  • Nikolas Arsenault

    How about we sacrifice James Taylor…

    • barbiecakes

      I will donate!

  • eight11

    James Taylor needs to stop drinking the Liberal Koolaid and join the real world. Think about what your saying you moron! Another brainwashed Barack Hussien Obama useful idiot.

  • BrassRing

    Did he take the red star off of his hat, eh, tovarich?


    In my experience, those who have never been around guns and experienced them first-hand only gather information from the media and they are totally freaked out scared of guns. James Taylor is a ‘carrier’ of this leftist propaganda totally ignorant of the simple facts that 1.) criminals don’t obey laws – by definition – and 2.) that guns insure safety – ask a cop the last time he was mugged.

  • Mikey

    Look, I love JT’s songs and I sing them a lot. Beyond that, just another naive liberal that believes strict gun control is actually going to solve the problem. It won’t. There are 300 million firearms in the US, 200 million of them privately-owned. I suppose they’ll be calling for confiscation of all privately-owned firearms soon like they did in Australia. Do not let that happen. Write your elected officials, whether or not you own a firearm, and tell them you oppose gun control. I can support closing some loopholes (e.g. gun shows) and tightening up the background checks, but don’t kid yourself for a minute that this or other measures are going to stop the killings. There are underlying forces at work (e.g. poor parenting, bullying, mental illness) that people don’t want to address.

  • barbiecakes

    Disarm law abiding citizens? These idiots don’t get it.

  • wildeagleone

    And I ask you Mr. Taylor-Who the hell is going to save my kids when the punks kick in the front door with weapons and do my family harm because I am un-armed?? Stick you Guitar up where the sun doesn’t shine

  • dang

    thanx for your opinion, jimmy, but thats all it is. what do you know about guns and the constitution? stick to writing and singing and leave the serious issues to the big dogs. how many guards and guns do you think you and the potus were surrounding by when you sang and sucked up to him. you are a hypocrite. for your next performance, demand the presence of no guns or weapons of any kind within a 50 mile radius of you. bet you want do it.

  • BlueViolets

    He might want to tell that to the folks in Chicago who have had their children killed. Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and has one of the highest murder rates in the country.

  • frankstclair

    James Taylor, the Muslim with ties to radical Islam so extreme he’s barred from entering Israel? That James Taylor, the expert on peace through jihad?

    • GrandmaAmerica

      Thanks for the info.

  • KDS

    Obama may have just executed and put at risk all of our lives and children’s lives. James
    Taylor and the rest of the Hollywood idiots can go to Hell!! Obviously he hasn’t read much
    on the founding fathers Philosophies because if he did, he’d know what he is doing is dead wrong. Do not give up your guns under any circumstances. We have an illegal President spouting out illegal laws.

  • GrandmaAmerica

    James, dementia at such a young age? Looks like your on my Hollywood blacklist!

  • GrandmaAmerica

    James, dementia has set in at such a young age. Looks like another one on the Hollywood blacklist. attn. second posting

  • gypsy314

    he can give his rights to Obama and crew since he is a liberal supporter he would of course give up guns because he has armed guards for him self.

  • slobo

    Well…did James give up SMACK to save kids or himself?

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