Typically, we expect country singers to be in touch with the way people in Middle America feel about guns. That’s a generalization of course but people who spend time in the south and in rural America usually understand guns better than people in New York and Los Angeles do.
Apparently, that’s not the case with Eric Church.
Do you support the NRA? According to Eric Church you support the Las Vegas Massacre as well.
Country music superstar Eric Church ripped the NRA in a fake news rant about the Las Vegas massacre in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
The Grammy-nominated singer began by focusing on how many guns and how much ammunition Americans should be allowed to own:
I’m a Second Amendment guy. That’s in the Constitution, it’s people’s right, and I don’t believe it’s negotiable. But nobody should have that many guns and that much ammunition and we don’t know about it. Nobody should have 21 AKs and 10,000 rounds of ammunition and we don’t know who they are. Something’s gotta be done so that a person can’t have an armory and pin down a Las Vegas SWAT team for six minutes. That’s f*cked up.
Church did not mention that there were officers on scene of the shooting — on the 31st floor of Mandalay Bay — who chose to not go up one more floor and confront the gunman. Breitbart News reported that officer Cordell Hendrex chose to stay a floor below the gunman, where he listened to the gunfire without having to confront the shooter.
Hendrex and those with him were not pinned down by gunfire.
When asked why we failed to stop the Vegas shooter, Church replied, “I blame the lobbyists. And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA.”
It’s hard to take someone seriously who doesn’t have the basic facts right. Church went on to criticize the gun show loophole which doesn’t exist.
If Eric Church doesn’t like guns that’s fine. It’s a free country. However, it’s not a good idea to run around with fake facts and smear NRA members when you’re fan base overwhelmingly supports the 2nd Amendment.
Hard to imagine that’s going to help his record sales. He might get some liberal fans, though.