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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Speaks Out in Favor of Gun Law Changes

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Talk of gun control has been rife on social media the past several days, with anyone who possesses half a brain speaking out in favor of stronger legislation in the U.S. following the senseless murder of 17 people in yet another school mass shooting.

One person who certainly has way more than half a brain: Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, who has been fearless in speaking out on social and political issues in the past and has taken to his Instagram account to do so again following the shooting in Florida.

Blythe’s rallying cry this time: that “reasonable, common-sense gun law changes” be enacted in the United States and that we, the people, stand up to our politicians — and stand up for our children — to get something done. As usual, Blythe’s wording is at once eloquent, emotional, to the point, and wonderfully effective at communicating his point in a way that cuts right to the core of the issue.

Here’s his post in full:

“No more ‘thoughts & prayers,’ please. You can take those & put them towards something that only God, fate, random chance, the universe, whatever you believe/do not believe in can affect- they might do some good there.

“Instead of ‘thinking & praying,’ here’s a CONCRETE ACTION you can take- you can contact your legislators & DEMAND that there be some reasonable, common-sense gun law changes. DEMAND IT, & KEEP DEMANDING IT. Most of the American people, including a lot of gun owners, want this. Why isn’t this happening? How many more kids have to die until WE THE PEOPLE get fed up enough to force the government to do something?

“The time for ‘thoughts & prayers’ is long past- it’s a slap in the face of people who continue to die as a result of crazy people armed with LEGALLY obtained high-powered semiautomatic weapons, weapons that are designed for JUST ONE THING- killing human beings.

“I grew up in the country, with guns in the house- these were shotguns, used for hunting. You don’t use an AR-15 for hunting deer, you use it for hunting MEN, or (apparently) CHILDREN. The lunatic shooter in Florida is 19 years old & can’t buy a six pack of beer by law because our society doesn’t believe he is mature enough to handle it, but he LEGALLY obtained a deadly weapon of war designed to inflict as many casualties as possible from a single person wielding it, & he used it to wage war on CHILDREN. What does this tell you about American society?

“Some people don’t like the term ‘assault rifle.’ Ok, cool- why don’t we call them ‘Kid Killers’ then? Is that a little better? Can we get a little KID KILLER control happening? Is it still “too early” to start talking about getting these KID KILLERS off the streets? Are the students who survived the massacre in Florida & who are publicly begging us, the adults in charge of things, for gun law reform “politicizing” the whole thing? Is it “too early” for THEM to bring it up? Should we just tell them to shut up because they are children & don’t understand adult matters, stuff like why crazy people can easily buy assault rifles & then SHOOT THEM DEAD in the classroom?

“NO MORE THOUGHTS & PRAYERS- THEY AIN’T WORKING.”

It’s hard for me to imagine anyone reading Blythe’s post and disagreeing — and research shows that the vast majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws — although there will surely always be those bozos that claim mental illness is the real problem here despite evidence to the contrary from around the world. All in the name of protecting one’s right to own those dick extensions known as guns, right?

Thank you, Randy, for taking a stand. We need more folks like you in the metal world who steadfastly promote what’s right.

2.15.2018 No more “thoughts & prayers”, please. You can take those & put them towards something that only God, fate, random chance, the universe, whatever you believe/do not believe in can affect- they might do some good there. Instead of “thinking & praying”, here’s a CONCRETE ACTION you can take- you can contact your legislators & DEMAND that there be some reasonable, common-sense gun law changes. DEMAND IT, & KEEP DEMANDING IT. Most of the American people, including a lot of gun owners, want this. Why isn’t this happening? How many more kids have to die until WE THE PEOPLE get fed up enough to force the government to do something? The time for “thoughts & prayers” is long past- it’s a slap in the face of people who continue to die as a result of crazy people armed with LEGALLY obtained high-powered semiautomatic weapons, weapons that are designed for JUST ONE THING- killing human beings. I grew up in the country, with guns in the house- these were shotguns, used for hunting. You don’t use an AR-15 for hunting deer, you use it for hunting MEN, or (apparently) CHILDREN. The lunatic shooter in Florida is 19 years old & can’t buy a six pack of beer by law because our society doesn’t believe he is mature enough to handle it, but he LEGALLY obtained a deadly weapon of war designed to inflict as many casualties as possible from a single person wielding it, & he used it to wage war on CHILDREN. What does this tell you about American society? Some people don’t like the term “assault rifle.” Ok, cool- why don’t we call them “Kid Killers” then? Is that a little better? Can we get a little KID KILLER control happening? Is it still “too early” to start talking about getting these KID KILLERS off the streets? Are the students who survived the massacre in Florida & who are publicly begging us, the adults in charge of things, for gun law reform “politicizing” the whole thing? Is it “too early” for THEM to bring it up? Should we just tell them to shut up because they are children & don’t understand adult matters, stuff like why crazy people can easily buy assault rifles & then SHOOT THEM DEAD in the classroom? NO MORE THOUGHTS & PRAYERS- THEY AIN’T WORKING.

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