Eagles of Death metal frontman Jesse Hughes claims the massacre at Paris’ Bataclan theater — where 90 people were slaughtered during his band’s performance — might have been averted had audience members been armed.
Hughes, 43, called for everyone to have guns as his California rock band returned to the City of Light to perform its first full concert since the terrorist attacks, the mirror.co.uk reported.
The group planned to perform to a full house at the Olympia hall in a concert for survivors of the Nov. 13 massacre by ISIS fanatics, who killed 130 people across the city.
The musician made the controversial comments to French TV channel iTele on Monday.
“Did your French gun control stop a single f—ing person from dying at the Bataclan?” he said tearfully. “And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.”
He said he believes everyone should be armed “until nobody has guns.”
“Because I don’t ever want to see anything like this ever happen again and I want everyone to have the best chance to live and I saw people die that maybe could have lived,” he said.