Melissa Etheridge will appear alongside Jackson Browne in the concert to raise awareness on gun violence on October 7, 2020. Melissa described Orlando shooting as the "civil war between love and fear" and dedicated the song "Pulse" to the victims.
The concert organizers claim that the event is "a national network of organizations, activists, and artists in complete harmony over the need to keep guns out of dangerous hands." Other artists expected to grace the event include Anders Osborne, Bobby Rush, John Fogerty, Kevin, and Michael Bacon, also known as "The Bacon Brothers" and Larkin Poe. The show will be live-streamed on Facebook.
Fogerty lashed out at President Trump for using the song "Fortunate Son” in his campaigns. The song describes how the powerful people break the laws. It narrates how the rich spared their sons from going to war in Vietnam. Fogerty described Trump as the "Fortunate Son."
The performance features various themes similar to those covered by the same concert in 2016. Some of the key points include the remembrance of gun violence victims, "drowning out the hateful rhetoric that has become the hallmark of the gun debate," and pushing for more gun control.
However, the performance isn't expected to achieve any tangible results. It will be just an opportunity for the hypocritical celebrities and gun-control activists to make themselves relevant in the upcoming election – the reason the concert took place very close to voting.
Additionally, celebrities hardly push for proven solutions that reduce gun violence. Such solutions include harsher sentences for violent offenders and increasing the funding for mental health facilities.
Similarly, the anti-gun celebrities would never set an example by giving up their heavily armed security. Others will continue enriching themselves by starring in violent movies, which glamorize firearms in the hands of criminals.
The celebrities, however, have no qualms encouraging and guilt-tripping law-abiding citizens to give up their firearms. They also conveniently avoid acknowledging that criminals ignore gun control laws, which disproportionately burden the law-abiding citizens.
Despite the supposedly positive message, the concert is nothing more than a PR stunt supposed to convince people that the leftists are doing something about gun violence. For most of the celebrities, it will be an opportunity to revive their dead careers by riding on the election wave.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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