Jesse Hughes, the singer of the American band "Eagles of Death Metal" is seen during an interview with AFP in Stockholm on Feb. 13, 2016.
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By NBC News
February 16, 2016

The Paris terrorist attacks shouldn’t be exploited to clamp down on guns, insists Jesse Hughes, the front man for the band that was performing when 89 people were killed in the Bataclan theater last year.

Hughes’ band, Eagles of Death Metal, was about an hour into its performance when gunmen stormed in and opened fire in one of the coordinated attacks across the city on Nov. 13.

In an interview Monday with the French television station iTélé, Hughes — a longtime gun-rights activist — maintained not only that French gun restrictions didn’t inhibit the terrorists but that they actually made it…

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