It isn’t surprising when an anti-Trump celebrity calls for more gun control.
Since the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, it seems each day another person in the entertainment industry is making headlines in an irrational push to reform the 2nd Amendment.
But it might come as a surprise to learn that one of country music’s biggest stars just announced his support for more gun control.
A slew of celebrities and musicians donated to the March for Our Lives movement including Taylor Swift, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and George Clooney—all in the fight to take away your 2nd Amendment rights.
Now country music sensation Jason Aldean is joining the movement.
Aldean is a megastar in the country music industry, releasing seven albums total with a staggering 19 singles to reach number one.
You may recall that it was during Aldean’s set that the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his hotel room and heinously murdered 60 innocent concert-goers late last year.
“Country star Jason Aldean is calling for more gun control in the form of background checks, claiming that “it’s too easy to get guns.”
“It’s too easy to get guns, first and foremost. When you can walk in somewhere and you can get one in 5 minutes, do a background check that takes 5 minutes, like how in-depth is that background check? Those are the issues I have,” Aldean told the Associated Press.
“It’s not necessarily the guns themselves or that I don’t think people should have guns. I have a lot of them,” the country rocker said. However, the facts don’t support his claims.
The Parkland school shooter passed a background check to acquire his rifle, as did the Texas Church shooting and the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attacker.
Moreover, the Alexandria attacker (June 14, 2017), Orlando attacker (June 12, 2016), the UCLA gunman (June 1, 2016), the San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015), the Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015), the Umpqua Community College attacker (October 1, 2015), Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015), the Lafayette movie theater attacker (July 23, 2015), the Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015), the alleged Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attacker (Jun 17, 2015), the Muhammad Carton Contest attackers (May 3, 2014), the Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015), the Santa Barbara attacker (May 23, 2014), the Fort Hood attacker (April 2, 2014), the Aurora movie theater attacker (July 20, 2012), and the man shot Gabby Giffords (January 8, 2011), all passed a background check to acquire their guns.
Many miss the fact that a background check is just that — a check that looks backward. It is done by the FBI and if there is no criminal history found, there is nothing to cause an individual from passing a check.
Therefore, most public attackers are people who have kept their criminal records clear. And this allows them to acquire a gun just before they act criminally for the first time.
Breitbart News previously reported that background checks do not stop latent criminals, only actual ones.
On March 23, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Aldean demurred when asked to address gun control. He told Entertainment Weekly, “I’m not a politician.
I’m not trying to push my own agenda. If I say that I believe this, I’m gonna piss off half of the people, and if I say I believe that, I’m gonna piss off the other half. I have my opinions, but what the hell do I know?”
He added, “I think everybody needs to sit down, stop pushing their own agendas, and figure out what will make it safer.”
While country music stars tend to lean conservatively, Aldean is going against the grain with his latest comments.