By Tom Knighton
I get that the country music industry is a little touchy on the subject of guns following the Las Vegas shooting. I mean, it was a country music festival that was targeted. They’re going to be sensitive on the subject.
The thing is, it’s probably not a good idea to blame the NRA outright for something the NRA had nothing to do with.
Country-music star Eric Church suggested in a recent interview that the NRA’s fierce opposition to gun-control laws was to blame for the mass shooting that claimed 58 lives at a country concert in Las Vegas last fall.
Church, who performed at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas two days before the October massacre, described himself as a “gun guy” in his interview with Rolling Stone, but argued that powerful gun lobbyists obstruct reforms that may have prevented the slaughter.
“There are some things we can’t stop,” Church said. “Like the disgruntled kid who takes his dad’s shotgun and walks into a high school. But we could have stopped the guy in Vegas. . . . I blame the lobbyists. And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA.”
The 41-year-old star suggested that implementing …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms