Rapper Snoop Lion arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City

Rapper Snoop Lion arrives at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City

*Snoop Lion is joining forces with a campaign group to help put an end to gun violence.

The rapper, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has teamed with the League of Young Voters Education Fund’s No Guns Allowed movement, which was inspired by a song he wrote in response to recent shooting rampages.

“’No Guns Allowed’ is a really important song to me,” states Snoop [Scroll down to listen.]. “I’m humbled that an organization like the League of Young Voters Education Fund supports what I’m saying in it and is taking action. Especially since they have been doing work for a long time to spread an anti-violence message in our communities.”

The campaign will involve anti-violence rallies and the launch of a petition supporting a proposal for background checks on anyone buying weapons.

The group’s Executive Director Rob “Biko” Baker adds, “The League is excited and honored by Snoop’s support. We’re looking forward to collaborating with him in the near future to reach even more people and bring some much-needed attention to the work we’ve been doing for some time to make urban communities safer.”