Musician Who Played In Las Vegas Festival Totally Changes Stance On Gun Control After Shooting

This is powerful.

Following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history Sunday night, a guitarist who played at the Las Vegas festival where the shooting occurred says he’s had a complete change of heart about his support for the Second Amendment.

Caleb Keeter is the guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band. And on Monday he wrote a powerful post on Twitter explaining how “wrong” he’s been about gun control.

Keeter wrote,

“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 [concealed handgun licenses], and legal firearms on the bus. They were useless.”

“We couldn’t touch them,” he explained, “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,” Keeter said.

“Writing my parents and the love of my life 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.”

He continued,

“These 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,” the musician wrote.

“My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my bothers on the road and myself were threatened by it. We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the number of victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.”

It’s sad that Caleb Keeter didn’t understand all of this until his life was directly threatened by a mass shooter. But we have to acknowledge and appreciate that he did finally see the light. Better late than never.

Monday afternoon he tweeted:

Welcome to the fight Mr. Keeter.

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