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Guitarist Who Played At Las Vegas Festival Says Shooting Changed His Mind On Gun Control

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Guitarist Who Played At Las Vegas Festival Says Shooting Changed His Mind On Gun Control




Caleb Keeter, a guitarist who played during the Las Vegas music festival where a mass shooting took place Sunday night, said on Twitter Monday that he was “wrong” about his lifelong support for the Second Amendment.

“Until the events of last night,” Keeter said. “I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with CHL [concealed handgun licenses], and legal firearms on the bus. They were useless.”

“Writing my parents and the love of my live a goodbye 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,” Keeter wrote.

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.”

“My biggest regret its that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my bothers on the road and myself were threatened by it,” he continued.

In a later tweet, Keeter said his previous stance on gun control was “wrong, stupid, and selfish.”



The Hill added:

Democrats ramped up their calls for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the shooting. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said he’s “furious” that Congress “refuses to act.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was more forceful, calling on Congress to “get off its ass and do something” following the shooting.

At least 58 people were killed and 500 others injured in the Las Vegas shooting, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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