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Music industry magazine Billboard featured an open letter to Congress signed by various celebrities calling for gun control on it’s website.
In the letter, published on its website, Billboard explained that anti-gun group Everytown For Gun Safety helped it to craft the letter and obtain signatures.
“Like the rest of the country and the world, Billboard editors were horrified by the mass killing at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, and by the murder of singer Christina Grimmie the night before,” the editors wrote. “Both tragedies occurred where musicians and music fans gathered. Faced with another gun-related tragedy, the staff organized this special “Open Letter to Congress” cover of Billboard.”
Joan Jett was the first to sign on, according to Billboard, but she was quickly joined by many others.
Lady Gaga shortly followed. Within hours, and then in a matter of just a few days, nearly 200 top artists and executives—pop stars (including Grimmie’s friend Selena Gomez), rappers, rock gods, legends, Broadway heroes, even two Beatles and Yoko Ono—lent their voices to the chorus of Americans looking to our political leaders for change.
The letter demands a “a background check on every gun sale.” you know, like the one Orlando Islamic terrorist shooter Omar Mateen passed.
It was signed by such industry bigwigs including Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, Cher, Pusha T, Barbra Streisand, Beck, Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney.
“Music always has been celebrated communally, on dance floors and at concert halls,” the letter read. “But this life-affirming ritual, like so many other daily experiences — going to school or church or work — now is threatened, because of gun violence in this country.”
Tragically absent from the letter is any mention of the growing threat of radical Islam and terrorism. Because why would a big-government minion waste time tackling the root of the problem when they have a shot at dismantling freedom?
Also glaringly missing is any word on when these celebrities will do away with their armed guards and the armed security at the events they attend.
The word “hypocrite” can’t be overstated.
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