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Tony Bennett: Gun Control Needed to Avoid ‘Kind of Turn That Happened’ in Nazi Germany

Joining other celebrities at a Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally in Washington today, singer Tony Bennett pushed for gun control and warned that a lack of action may turn the U.S. into Nazi Germany. Describing himself as a pacifist, he said, “My own children were just told don’t ever have a gun, no guns in my house, they’re not allowed.” “[Guns] shouldn’t be on our streets here,” Bennett added, “It’s the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany, where the Nazis came over, and created tragic things, and they had to be told off.”

Bennett continued: “And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world is going to really take care of us in a very bad way. We should learn that we’re the greatest country because we’re all different nationalities, and all different religions, and we should show the rest of the world how to behave.”

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