Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Doubles Down on Government Shooting Claims

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Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has doubled down on his claim that the Obama administration could have staged recent mass shootings in order to fast-track gun control legislation, telling the conspiracy-loving news website, it's "something we really need to look into."

Mustaine has grounded his skepticism of Obama on the scandal surrounding the ATF program dubbed "Fast and Furious," which linked the sales of hundreds of guns to Mexican drug cartels. According to numerous reports, the program allowed the guns to "walk" and be sold to cartels instead of recovered in the hopes of leading to high-profile arrests, prompting a federal investigation.

"Nobody can deny that there were criminal rogues within the administration and CBS News got the memos, Congress has the information and basically Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America who is a highly respected person said that if they would stage Fast and Furious they'd be capable of staging anything and it was all done to blame the second amendment," Mustaine told the site.

Previously, Mustaine accused President Obama of "staging all these murders," referencing recent shootings in "Aurora, Colorado" and "now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple" during a Singapore concert.

"There's some questions here, I just think that we deserve to know the truth - that's it," Mustaine told Infowars.

Aurora survivor Carli Richards told TMZ on Thursday, "Some people think the President is a good scapegoat but he didn't shoot me… It's obviously kind of absurd and people who make up conspiracies just want attention."