Hughes, who is a supporter of Donald Trump, said guns had "nothing to do" with the attacks (that killed 130 in total, including EODM's merch guy, Nick Alexander), and blamed the French government's gun restrictions for the unfathomable death toll.
"Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I'd like to hear it, because I don't think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I've ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms."
"I know people will disagree with me, but it just seems like God made men and women, and that night guns made them equal. And I hate it that it's that way. I think the only way that my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns everybody has to have them. Because I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead, and I want everyone to have access to them, and I saw people die that maybe could have lived, I don't know."
While Hughes' argument has undoubtedly (and rightfully) garnered criticism, it's easy to understand how the lingering trauma of the horrific experience has revamped his notions.