Country performer, guitarist Caleb Keeter had a change of art. The 2nd Amendment loving guitarist now says he was wrong and wants gun control. In his impassioned tweet below he gave the cogent reason for the change.
Many have given up on those on the Right and Trump supporters. Many believe the Trump voter and the Right Wing voter are immutable. I have never believed that. I think many on the Right have a lack of empathy or less compassion than those who purport to be Progressives.
The country performer tweeted the following,
I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life.
Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with CHL licenses, and legal firearms on the bus.
They were useless.
We couldn’t touch them for fear police might think that we were part of the massacre and shoot us. A small group (or one man) laid waste to a city with dedicated, fearless police officers desperately trying to help, because of access to an insane amount of fire power.
Enough is enough.
Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye note last night and a living will because I felt like I wasn’t going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand. There rounds were powerful enough that my crew guys just standing in close proximity of a victim shot by this fucking coward received shrapnel wounds.
We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.
My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.
We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.
While many were happy with the Keeter's change of heart, others were upset by his lack of empathy given Sandy Hook, etc. @dopaminediscord tweeted the following.
I mean...really? CHILDREN were mowed down in their classroom. Six year olds. SIX YEAR OLDS. THAT didn't convince you? You had to
@lilh412 tweeted the following,
It's frustrating that some don't call the fire dept until the blaze is at their own front door. But we need more ppl on our side. Welcome.
Caleb Keeter opened the door wide enough to allow many Conservatives to run through. Better late than never.
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