Stevie Nicks Calls For Gun Laws In Her Open Letter To The Victims Of School Shooting
In her recent tweet, Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks shared an open letter she wrote for the school shooting victims. Nicks drew attention to gun control, indicating lawmakers should be stricter on this issue.
On May 24, 2022, a young male attacked an elementary school in Texas. Unfortunately, nineteen children and two teachers died in this incident. Because the school shooting was not the first and the last one in the United States, many people on social media have been talking about this issue recently.
Celebrities have also expressed their thoughts to ensure that lawmakers give more attention to this issue. In the previous days, names like Sebastian Bach, Paul Stanley, and Jack White shared their views about these incidents. The common thought of all of them was lawmakers should set stringent rules on the use of weapons in the United States.
Recently Stevie Nicks shared an open letter on her Twitter to draw attention to the importance of gun control. Nicks stated that her wish for the United States was to set strict rules, making it more complex to have weapons. According to the singer, some people who had guns misused their power and were addicted to this feeling.
She mentioned that people needed to be subject to rigorous controls and make it more difficult to own guns. The vocalist indicated how she loved Texas and was deeply sad about the incident. Nicks added in her words how her father advised her to do the right thing and never compromise her beliefs. Thus, she’s standing up for the sake of those who died innocently.
Stevie Nicks wrote in her letter:
“My hope for this country is that the lawmakers find a way to make buying an assault rifle more difficult. There is no reason to have a gun that would disintegrate a deer or a small animal if you are, indeed, an honorable hunter. When those guns go into the hands of obviously disturbed people, it gives them a sense of unbelievable power that they have never felt before.
Power, used in a bad way, is the opposite of ‘power’ used in a good way. Once people have felt the power of those guns, they are never the same. They are addicted. And then there is no turning back. So don’t give them that power. Make it hard for them to get that gun. No one is trying to take away guns from people who get them for a good reason. Guns are not toys. Background checks are not that hard.”
“In closing, I am dying inside for the loss of those children in Texas and their parents. Five of my most happy years were spent in El Paso, Texas. I loved it there. So, I ask you; do you want to go down in the history books as being responsible for these school shootings that will inevitably continue, or do you want to be remembered as the people who finally gathered together in unity and empathy as the people who stopped it.
My father’s favorite saying to me was: ‘Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing to do, and sometimes the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do.’ And then he would say: ‘Be brave, Stevie, always. Do the right thing. Never compromise your beliefs. Never give up.’ I love you, Daddy.
P.S: If I had gone to school one day when I was ten and been shot; my little body destroyed, I think my father would have done the same thing that lovely teacher’s husband did. Gone home, sat down in a chair, and died of a broken heart. I am just so sad.”
You can see the tweet below.
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) June 1, 2022