Josh Abbot Band’s Caleb Keeter Changes His Mind On Gun Control

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 6 days ago

Washington Post:

However, one member of the band went even further, posting a lengthy message on Twitter about his personal response to the attack. After spending the night fearing for his life, Caleb Keeter, the group’s lead guitarist, spoke up about gun control.

“I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life. Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with [Concealed Handgun Licenses], and legal firearms on the bus,” Keeter wrote. “They were useless.” He continued:

We couldn’t touch them for fear police might think we were part of the massacre and shoot us. A small group (or one man) laid waste to a city with dedicated, fearless police officers desperately trying to help, because of access to an insane amount of fire power.

Enough is enough.

Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye last night and a living will because I felt like I wasn’t going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand. These rounds were just powerful enough that my crew guys just standing in close proximity of a victim shot by this f—ing coward received shrapnel wounds.

We need gun control RIGHT. NOW. My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it. We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the number of victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.

So part of being a proponent of the second amendment for you is believing that a handgun would be of any use against a long range, standoff weapon like a long gun?  And in spite of the fact that the shooter didn’t use handguns, you project the evil of what happened on your own guns that you consider worthless for self defense, disregarding the fact that they would have been quite useful had the shooter decided to engage close quarters battle with you?  And you didn’t ponder the fact that a handgun would have indeed been useful to someone who did engage the shooter in close quarters battle?

I see.  Why don’t you stick with music and leave the thinking to thinking men.


Comments

  1. On October 2, 2017 at 11:06 pm, Frogdaddy said:

    I’d still want mine in all the chaos.

  2. On October 3, 2017 at 4:45 am, DAN III said:

    Keeter….a new, poster boy for the Left. I wonder how he feels about pressure cookers and U-Haul truck rentals ?

  3. On October 3, 2017 at 7:17 am, Heywood said:

    Throwing the BS flag on this dweeb. He paid lip service to 2A but never really understood or believed it. Just an opportunist taking this incident to get his 10 minutes….

  4. On October 3, 2017 at 7:59 am, Fred said:

    You go first. Go ahead, turn them all in. I don’t think you’re qualified to handle them anymore. Clearly you have no idea what differing types of weapons are good for and when they ought to be deployed. Fudd. While I feel remorse at what happened NOT TO YOU but to those actually affected, your emotional state is clearly unstable right now. I think the police should take your guns and all pointy objects in the vicinity.

    General advise here. If your going to have firearms and even perhaps carry one you should become a student of self defense. You should learn the uses for different types of weapons and some tactics and some first aid and some situational awareness and you should train some and practice these skills. You don’t have to become a super gun ninja know-it-all but you should pursue a broad background in uses and applications of weapons and tactics. It’s a responsibility and even a duty to your family, friends, and neighbors. And in the very least you won’t end up sounded like an emotional child when SOMEBODY ELSE gets shot.

  5. On October 3, 2017 at 8:48 am, John C Taylor said:

    Examination of his social media posts reveal that he was always ant-gun. His only problem with “gun control” was that he (rightly) believed that the Fed was incapable of doing it.

  6. On October 3, 2017 at 10:50 am, Longbow said:

    We couldn’t touch them for fear of the police…

    Jeepers, what kind of a “STATE” do you live in?

  7. On October 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm, Ned said:

    Funny how all these SJW disarmament Nazis hate Trump, hate the government, hate the military and police, but want only them to be armed.

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