Eric Church was one of the headliners at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas where the mass shooting that killed at least 58 people took place. He performed his set two nights before the shooting, but says he is still impacted by the incident.
“There are some things we can’t stop,” Church said. “Like the disgruntled kid who takes his dad’s shotgun and walks into a high school. But we could have stopped the guy in Vegas. I blame the lobbyists. And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA.”
“I don’t care who you are — you shouldn’t have that kind of power over elected officials. To me it’s cut-and-dried: The gun-show [loophole] would not exist if it weren’t for the NRA, so at this point in time, if I was an NRA member, I would think I had more of a problem than the solution,” Church said. “I would question myself real hard about what I wanted to be in the next three, four, five years.”
He went on to add, “I don’t think our forefathers ever thought the right to bear arms was that.”