Eminem: NRA loves ‘their guns more than our children’
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Rapper Eminem on Sunday night took a swipe at the National Rifle Association (NRA), saying the group loves “their guns more than our children.”

During a performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the rapper added a freestyle verse to his song “Nowhere Fast” that also appeared to take a veiled jab at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE.

“This whole country is going nuts and the NRA is on our way; They’re responsible for this whole production; They hold the strings, they control the puppet,” the 15-time Grammy winner rapped.

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“So they know the government won’t do nothing and no one’s budging; Gun owners clutching their loaded weapons; They love their guns more than our children,” he continued.

The debate over gun laws was renewed after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14. The students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have largely led a national conversation on gun control and have been sharp critics of the NRA.

Alex Moscou, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, introduced Eminem's performance while wearing a “March for Our Lives” T-shirt. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have organized a March 24 rally as a protest of gun violence and school shootings.

Eminem has been a vocal critic of Trump and his policies, devoting an entire freestyle rap to bashing the president during a performance last year.

The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, pleaded no contest in 2001 to charges of carrying a concealed weapon and brandishing a firearm in public.