November 27, 2022

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

“My hope for this nation is that the lawmakers simply discover a solution to make shopping for an assault rifle — tougher,” Nicks started her assertion. “There may be simply no purpose to have a gun that may disintegrate a deer — or a small animal, in case you are, certainly, an honorable hunter. When these weapons go into the arms of clearly disturbed individuals, it provides them a way of unbelievable energy that they’ve by no means felt earlier than. Energy, utilized in a nasty 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 isn’t a turning again. So don’t give them that energy. Make it actually exhausting for them to get that gun.”

Nicks continued: “Nobody is making an attempt to remove weapons from individuals who get them for a very good purpose. Weapons should not toys. Background checks should not that arduous.”

Elsewhere within the publish, the artist shared her sympathies for the youngsters killed within the Uvalde taking pictures, asking readers, “Do you wish to go down within the historical past books as being answerable for these faculty shootings that can 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 under.

A number of celebrities have spoken out in favor of gun management in current days. Jack White posted an identical assertion to Nicks, calling for “new guidelines” to be able to save lives, whereas Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift publicly mourned the victims of the taking pictures. Even longtime republican Jon Voight known 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 through 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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