Everytown says canceled Jamey Johnson concert a win for gun control
By Chris Eger
Johnson has not said why the show was scrapped over the weekend, but the general consensus is that it had something to a weapons policy banning bringing firearms into the venue’s backstage area (Photo: jameyjohnson.com)
While the country artist himself isn’t talking, the fracas over security at a venue in that lead to a scratched concert has drawn acclaim from advocates in favor of stronger gun laws.
The House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach has won acclaim from gun control groups following the cancellation of a planned Jamey Johnson show Saturday.
The live music venue did not elaborate on just what happened, only saying “Tonight’s artist refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building. Unfortunately, tonight’s show is canceled,” while offering refunds for those who bought tickets.
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, released a statement Tuesday applauding the House of Blues and promoter Live Nation for the cancellation.
“Their no-weapons policy prioritizes the safety of all guests of the venue – artists and concertgoers alike,” Watts said. “Americans should be able to go to a concert or dance in a nightclub without the fear of gun violence. The Live Nation policy puts the security