Well, he certainly believes in carrying a firearm, but I wouldn’t use him — even if he is the top country music singer — as a spokesman for gun rights. From the Boston Herald:
â€śIâ€™m all about good people, licensed and trained, carrying a concealed weapon,â€ť Keith said. â€śThe bad guys are always gonna be carrying guns. There are so many guns in the U.S., and so many bad people that do harm with â€™em. If just 1 percent of the non-felons would go get their concealed-weapons license and carry a gun where they can, 1 percent puts you in a pretty good position of being somebody that could save a bunch of peopleâ€™s lives.
I guess that my gripe is over his requirement that “good people” be licensed. The bad people aren’t licensed. Good People shouldn’t need a license to own or carry a firearm. They shouldn’t need to jump through hoops for, or prove a need for, or beg permission from a sheriff or government agency to practice the natural right (and constitutional right) to protect themselves. States such as NY, NJ, California, etc., require you to prove a “need” for a concealed-carry permit. And in NY and NJ, “self-defense” isn’t a valid reason. I call bull**** on that. Self-defense is the perfect reason.
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