The hit Twisted Sister song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has been used in various political campaigns; depending on what campaign you ask him about, former Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider will have a different opinion.
Snider has been vocal in the past about not wanting to censor anyone’s use of “We’re Not Gonna Take It”; that said, he is pretty forward when sharing his own political stances. For example, while Snider very much supports the song being used by the Ukrainian people as a “battle-cry” (in regard to their ongoing war with Russia), he has expressed his disdain for the “QANON, MAGAT FASCISTS.”
But more recently, Snider has personally provided his blessing for “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to be used as part of a campaign striving to ban assault weapons. On Twitter, a user wrote to Snider and asked if he would approve of the song being used as an anthem for an assault weapon ban campaign. Per that user:
“Dee: If we organize and demand an assault weapons ban, may we use your anthem? #notgonnatakeit
“Yours in rock and the right not to be gunned down..”
Snider re-tweeted the user’s request, and in response, he not only shared that he is a gun owner but also provided his blessing for the song to be used as an anthem. Per the former Twisted Sister singer:
“I am a gun owner.. That said, HELL YEAH YOU CAN USE ‘WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT AS YOUR ANTHEM!
“Assault weapons were never meant for anything but combat!”
There you have it folks – Dee Snider has provided his approval for Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to be used as an anthem to promote banning assault weapons.
I am a gun owner.. That said, HELL YEAH YOU CAN USE “WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT AS YOUR ANTHEM!
Assault weapons were never meant for anything but combat! https://t.co/WdqvrWCbHW
— Dee Snider🇺🇸🎤 (@deesnider) March 28, 2023