Following last Friday morning's deadly cinema massacre in Colorado, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is calling for new legislation to tackle gun ownership rules.
Ian, who is a firearms fan, admits he was sickened to hear about the killing spree, which killed 12 people at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."
The guitarist wants laws to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands.
In a series of tweets, Ian wrote, "I am a gun enthusiast that has a big problem with how easy it is for people that have no business owning a gun to get one. The old argument of 'if guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns' means nothing. The 'outlaws' get their guns illegally and use them to perpetrate crimes that get them paid, they don't go shooting innocent people in movie theaters. There's no money in that.
"Inhuman maniacs get their guns legally and plan their murders to the letter. That is what I have a problem with. So, to all my fellow gun enthusiasts, I don't want your guns, I don't want guns in the hands of people not responsible enough to own one. How do we make that work? I have no idea."
He added, "Have a nice Sunday with someone you love and hope that what happened in Aurora never happens again."