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JOHN CORABI Urges Gun Control Reform: ‘Stop With The Thoughts And Prayers And F***ing Do Something’

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has blasted the U.S. Congress for being unwilling or unable to cross substantial federal laws to curb gun violence in America. Chatting with Australia’s Silver Tiger Media, the 63-year-old singer, who lives in Nashville, stated (as transcribed by Phoosi): “It is actually humorous. They had been simply speaking about it on the information. Ninety p.c — it is a reasonably large quantity — however ninety p.c of People are okay with stricter gun insurance policies. Not taking the weapons away — simply stricter insurance policies within the buy of. So that you take a look at that and also you go, ‘Wait, ninety p.c. Okay, properly, they need to have the ability to sit down at a desk and cross the legislation.’ However for some purpose, that ten p.c and these NRA corporations, like these lobbyists, have utterly paid off all these politicians in Washington. They usually’re, like, the identical guys are, like, ‘Our ideas and prayers are with the households. Our ideas and prayers are with the communities.’ And it is simply, like, ‘Dude, cease with the ideas and prayers and fucking do one thing in order that our children really feel just a little safer going to highschool.’ And it will by no means get achieved.”

Corabi made his feedback simply a few weeks after a mass taking pictures in a Uvalde, Texas elementary faculty resulted within the deaths of at the very least 19 kids and two adults. The bloodbath got here solely 10 days after an 18-year-old gunman in physique armor killed 10 buyers and employees at a grocery store in a predominantly black space of Buffalo, New York.

Every time there is a mass taking pictures, the continuing debate over gun management comes again into the nationwide highlight. However amid all of the arguing and finger-pointing that all the time accompanies a subject this controversial, nothing appears to interrupt the legislative stalemate that exists on this difficulty.

In keeping with CNN, the variety of U.S. deaths from gun violence in 2019 was about 4 per 100,000 folks. That is 18 instances the typical fee in different developed nations. A number of research present entry to weapons contributes to greater firearm-related murder charges.

Corabi is not the one rock musician who has referred to as on lawmakers to enact stricter gun management. 4 years in the past, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe demanded motion as an alternative of simply ideas and prayers after a troubled former scholar opened hearth with a military-style rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty.

He wrote: “No extra ‘ideas and prayers,’ please. You possibly can take these and put them in the direction of one thing that solely God, destiny, random likelihood, the universe, no matter you consider/don’t consider in can have an effect on — they may do some good there.

“As a substitute of ‘pondering and praying,’ this is a CONCRETE ACTION you may take — you may contact your legislators and DEMAND that there be some affordable, commonsense gun legislation adjustments. DEMAND IT AND KEEP DEMANDING IT.

“Many of the American folks, together with quite a lot of gun homeowners, need this. Why is not this taking place? What number of extra children should die till WE THE PEOPLE get fed up sufficient to pressure the federal government to do one thing?

“The time for ‘ideas and prayers’ is long gone — it is a slap within the face of people that proceed to die on account of loopy folks armed with LEGALLY obtained high-powered semiautomatic weapons, weapons which might be designed for JUST ONE THING — killing human beings.

“I grew up within the nation with weapons in the home — these had been shotguns, used for searching. You do not use an AR-15 for searching deer, you utilize it for searching MEN or (apparently) CHILDREN.

“Some folks do not just like the time period ‘assault rifle.’ Okay, cool — why do not we name them ‘Child Killers’ then? Is that just a little higher? Can we get just a little KID KILLER management taking place? Is it nonetheless ‘too early’ to begin speaking about getting these KID KILLERS off the streets? Are the scholars who survived the bloodbath in Florida and who’re publicly begging us, the adults in control of issues, for gun legislation reform ‘politicizing’ the entire thing? Is it ‘too early’ for THEM to carry it up? Ought to we simply inform them to close up as a result of they’re kids and do not perceive grownup issues, stuff like why loopy folks can simply purchase assault rifles after which SHOOT THEM DEAD within the classroom?

“NO MORE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS — THEY AIN’T WORKING.”

A yr and a half in the past, Dee Snider and Sebastian Bach referred to as on politicians to handle gun violence in America after a string of mass shootings, together with one which killed 10 folks in Colorado. Snider took to his Twitter to reply to a four-week-old tweet from staunch Second Modification supporter Lauren Boebert, who represents Colorado’s third Congressional District, through which she wrote: “The individuals who suppose we want extra gun management are the identical individuals who suppose the ‘AR’ in ‘AR-15’ stands for assault rifle.” The TWISTED SISTER singer fired again: “I believed it stood for ‘You AR a fucking fool!’ – sincerely, Dee Snider. Proud gun proprietor, 2nd modification advocate AND BELIEVER IN INTELLIGENT GUN CONTROL!!! In the event you want an AR-15 for self protection…you’re a horrible shot.”

Bach apparently agreed with Snider, sharing Dee‘s tweet and writing: “The those who consider that it is the yr 1776 & the 2nd Modification applies actually in 2021 don’t perceive the distinction between a Musket and an AR-15.” The ex-SKID ROW frontman additionally replied to a 2019 tweet from former White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders through which she wrote: “Democrats say we now have weapons in America due to ‘corruption’. No, we now have weapons as a result of it is our God-given proper enshrined within the Structure.” Sebastian tweeted: “God doesn’t give a shit about weapons and he doesn’t give a shit about what you say. Cease utilizing God to justify homicide and your ignorance”.

Bach had beforehand voiced his views on weapons a number of instances, together with in August 2019 after back-to-back mass shootings in america left at the very least 29 lifeless and 53 injured in Texas and Ohio. On the time, Bach repeatedly lambasted then-President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, Vice President Mike Pence and different Republican leaders for his or her inaction on gun regulation. “You and your ineffective Republican occasion do not give a fuck concerning the security of the residents of the USA,” the singer wrote in response to a tweet of comfort from Ohio senator Rob Portman. “Your ‘prayers’ are a slap within the face to the 30 individuals who had been mowed down yesterday due to your uselessness.”

A number of different high-profile musicians have referred to as on lawmakers to take motion in the case of gun legal guidelines in america, together with Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT), Paul Stanley (KISS), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT).

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