Nashville Musicians Call for ‘Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation’

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Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Amy Grant, kacey musgraves, Jason IsbelAccording to a report, Maren Morris, Margo Price, Mickey Guyton, Kelsea Ballerin, and dozens of other Nashville top musicians are calling for the Tennessee General Assembly to pass “common sense gun safety law” before attorneys end their session a few days later. Tennessee. (Full list of signatories below.)

The letter calls for extreme risk protection laws and legislation that strengthens requirements for the safe storage of firearms. The letter was written after the deadly Covenant School attack last month in which three adults and three nine-year-olds were killed. This was only the 19th shooting at a school or university in 2023; It was one of hundreds of mass shootings in a country with a government that refused to pass more sweeping gun control laws, largely because of the Republic impediment.

“Gun violence is not inevitable in Tennessee,” the group said. We are not hopeless and will not accept inaction. This doesn’t have to be our normal and we ask you to stand by us! We know gun safety laws work. Policies such as extreme risk protection laws and safe storage of firearms can save lives. And we ask that you stay logged in until these policies take effect.”

The letter was delivered to state attorneys by a group of artists, including Crow, Grant, Ruby Amanfu, and Will Hoge, who spoke with Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) and others.

“We must put the safety of our children above politics and private interests,” the group said in its letter. “We appreciate Governor Lee’s steps towards building a safer community against gun violence, but we believe these are only the first steps in improving safety for our children and Tennessee residents. It’s time to take effective action to keep guns out of dangerous hands before shooting begins.”

State Governor Bill Lee last week pleaded with lawyers to pass the extreme risk law, an emergency court action that allows law enforcement to temporarily confiscate weapons from anyone deemed a risk to themselves or others. The new poll shows strong bipartisan support for extreme risk laws, often referred to as “red flag” laws in Tennessee.

“Anything pushed into a later agenda loses momentum,” Grant said. “There’s too much pain to lose momentum.”

The letter was signed by:

Allison Moorer

allison russell

Amy Grant

I Folds

I am the Chancellor

brandy clark

Britain Howard

Brittney Spencer

Charlie Worsham

devon gilfillian

Drew and Ellie Holcomb

emmylou harris

gab simon

hayescarll

Jason Isbel

clay jars

Jess Ray

Jimi Westbrook

John Tibbs

kacey musgraves

Karen Fairchild

Kelsea Ballerina

kelsey waldon

Ketch Dry

langhorn slim

Leah Blevins

Lola Kirke

Lucy Silvas

lucinda williams

Lydia Luce

Madeline Edwards

Maggie Rose

Margaret Becker

margo price

maren morris

Martina McBride

Matt Kearney

Matt Maher

maxi diaz

Michelle Branch

Mickey Guyton

Miko Brands

Nick Howard

patrick carney

paul mcdonald

Rodney Crowell

Ron Pope

Yakut Amanfu

rusty kelly

Ryan Hurd

Sarah Buxton

Sarah Jarosz

shane mcanally

Sheryl Crow

Sierra Hull

Sista Strings

Sixpence None Richer

Stream and Bluff

Cadillac Three

Wooden Brothers

T. J. Osborne

Will Hoge

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