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Dave Mustaine Explains Anti-Obama Rant Over Shootings
August 17, 2012
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Well, after suggesting President Obama "staged" two mass shootings to pass a gun ban, Dave Mustaine has clarified what he was trying to say.

Last week, at a concert in Singapore, the Megadeth frontman said this...

"...my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders... Aurora, Colorado... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple... I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going."

After his comments made headlines, Mustaine did an interview with U.S. radio host Alex Jones.

Jones, by the way, is a conspiracy theorist who has accused the U.S. government of being involved in both the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma City Bombings.

Mustaine said he didn't mean to "hurt" his fellow Americans and that "In the heat of the moment, when you're onstage and you're talking, sometimes you're not as eloquent as you'd like to be..."

However, Mustaine didn't apologize and said he believes the mass shootings deserve further investigation. He also made reference to the 'Operation Fast and Furious' scandal unfolding right now.

Here's what that's all about. In 2009, U.S. federal agents had Arizona gun shops illegally sell 2000 weapons to suspected criminals.

They then allowed the guns to go across the border to Mexico, to try to connect them to Mexican drug traffickers.

Problem is, the agents lost track of most of the guns. And some of them have been found at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S.

Mustaine says if the U.S. government could put together an operation like that, it's capable of anything.

He went on to say "I love our country and my whole thing with this is that I think we should just look into it... I just think that we deserve to know the truth - that's it.

"I'm a patriot. I've always been controversial. I'm a political songwriter. And this wasn't done to hurt any of my fellow countrymen. I think that it's something that we really, really need to look into."

You can check out the full interview here.

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