Toby Keith Singing A Different Tune About Guns After Charleston Tragedy?
In the wake of the Charleston church massacre, could country superstar Toby Keith be singing a different tune about guns? If you are familiar with previous backlash he received for a stance he took less than a couple short years ago, you are going to be surprised to hear what he just said about the Charleston tragedy.
Keith caught some flack in 2013 when he opened a huge, new restaurant in Woodbridge, Virginia with a controversial house rule for the new establishment — no guns are allowed inside.
After recent comments from the red carpet at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala, where he was being inducted, regarding the Charleston tragedy, one has to wonder if Keith is changing his perception of guns and gun violence.
According to Komo News, Keith boldly stated stricter gun laws aren’t the answer in preventing a Charleston type of crisis. Apparently disagreeing with the president’s recent sentiments, Keith said, “Countries all over the world that have really strict gun policies, like Oslo, Norway. It happens there.”
He further explained that he feels it’s hard to predict where violence will show up — yeah, Mr. Keith, like your restaurant, where your patrons are sitting ducks against an armed madman — but he felt if a police officer had been praying at The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, “maybe seven or eight of those nine people would still be alive.”
While Keith states a police officer could have made a difference, common sense tells us any law-abiding, armed citizen, proficient with their firearm could have worked just as well. Pardon the truthful cliché, but the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. More