A rustic guitarist who performed at the Las Vegas music festival where a gunman killed 58 people on Sun. stated he has modified his mind about gun control within the wake of the massacre.
“I have been a proponent of the 2nd modification my complete life. Until the events of last night,” Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, wrote in a message on Twitter on Mon.. “I can’t categorical how wrong I used to be. We even have members of our crew with [concealed handgun licenses], & legal firearms on the bus. They have been useless. We could not touch them for worry cops officers might think in that we have been part of the massacre & shoot us.”
The Josh Abbott Band performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sun. afternoon. Keeter stated he & different members of his band & crew have been nonetheless there when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers. The- Las Vegas shooting, which left greater than 500 people injured, became the worst mass shooting in trendy U.S. historical past.
“Sufficient is sufficient,” Keeter wrote, criticizing the shooter’s “access to an insane quantity of fireside power.” “Writing my parents & the love of my life a goodbye last night & a living will 'cause I felt like I was not going to live by means of the night was sufficient for me to understand in that this is totally & completely out of hand.”
“We’d like gun control RIGHT. NOW,” he stated. “My biggest deplore is in that I stubbornly did not understand it until my brothers on the street & myself have been threatened by it.”
Keeter after responded on Twitter to some gun control advocates who questioned what he’d not supported their cause previously.
“You’re all completely correct,” he stated. “I saw this occurring for years of time of time & did nothing. However I might wish to do what I can now.”
While some Democratic lawmakers made comparable arguments for gun control on Mon., the White Home stated it was too shortly to debate such policies.