In an interview Eric Church had the following to say:
“”There are some things we can’t stop,” Church told Rolling Stone. “Like the disgruntled kid who takes his dad’s shotgun and walks into a high school. But we could have stopped the guy in Vegas.”
But he added, “I blame the lobbyists. And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA. I don’t care who you are – you shouldn’t have that kind of power over elected officials. To me it’s cut-and-dried: The gun-show [loophole] would not exist if it weren’t for the NRA, so at this point in time, if I was an NRA member, I would think I had more of a problem than the solution,” Church argued. “I would question myself real hard about what I wanted to be in the next three, four, five years.”
“As a gun guy, the number of rounds [the shooter] fired was unf—ing believable to me,” Church said. “I saw a video on YouTube from the police officer’s vest cam, and it sounded like an army was up there. I don’t think our forefathers ever thought the right to bear arms was that.”
–The Savage opinion:
Eric Church should educate himself on just what the 2A represents. It was established to allow for citizens to defend themselves against a tyrannical government. Ammunition needed in order to do that would be quite substantial, that that is EXACTLY what our forefathers had in mind. There should be no law detailing how much ammunition I should be allowed to own. The NRA is not to blame being it wasn’t the NRA that squeezed the trigger. It was a single man. He should be blamed. Now does the NRA have any fault in this process? Nope. Not one bit. Church is way off track on this one. The gun show loophole exists in peer to peer sales of firearms but also exists outside of gun shows.