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Killer Mike on Charleston Shooting: 'I Wish Those Folks in That Church Had Been Armed'

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Killer Mike speaks at MIT's 'Hip Hop Speaker Series: Race Relations in the US' with moderator and MIT professor Ian Condry on April 24, 2015. 

In the hours following the sickening Charleston shooting on Wednesday night (June 17), Killer Mike took to Twitter to air his feelings on the hate crime that took the lives of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. 

The Run the Jewels member opined that arming the churchgoers likely would have lessened the body count:

When others joined the discourse, Mike expanded on his stance: 

Previously, Killer Mike has written op-eds for Billboard on Ferguson and the Baltimore protests.