June 21, 2022

In mild of the horrific mass capturing at a Uvalde, Texas elementary college, Stevie Nicks has spoken out in favor of stricter gun management. The Fleetwood Mac singer posted an emotional assertion to social media, imploring legislation makers to “make it actually onerous” for individuals to buy assault rifles.

“My hope for this nation is that the lawmakers simply discover a approach to make shopping for an assault rifle — harder,” Nicks started her assertion. “There may be simply no purpose to have a gun that might disintegrate a deer — or a small animal, if you’re, certainly, an honorable hunter. When these weapons go into the arms of clearly disturbed individuals, it offers them a way of unbelievable energy that they’ve by no means felt earlier than. Energy, utilized in a foul method, is the alternative of ‘energy’ utilized in a great way. As soon as individuals have felt the facility of these weapons, they’re by no means the identical. They’re addicted. After which there is no such thing as a turning again. So don’t give them that energy. Make it actually onerous for them to get that gun.”

Nicks continued: “Nobody is making an attempt to remove weapons from individuals who get them for a superb purpose. Weapons usually are not toys. Background checks usually are not that tough.”

Elsewhere within the submit, the artist shared her sympathies for the kids killed within the Uvalde capturing, asking readers, “Do you wish to go down within the historical past books as being accountable for these college shootings that may inevitably proceed, or do you wish to be remembered because the individuals who lastly gathered collectively in unity and empathy — because the individuals who stopped it.” Learn Nicks’ full assertion beneath.

A number of celebrities have spoken out in favor of gun management in latest days. Jack White posted the same assertion to Nicks, calling for “new guidelines” as a way to save lives, whereas Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift publicly mourned the victims of the capturing. Even longtime republican Jon Voight referred to as for “correct {qualifications} for gun possession” in a video.

This summer time, Nicks will carry out a handful of solo exhibits in between dates with Fleetwood Mac. Tickets to all of her exhibits can be found by way of Ticketmaster. The artist additionally joins the likes of Tame Impala, Doja Cat, and Jack White in contributing to the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic.

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