This Country Musician Survived The Las Vegas Shooting — And It Just Completely Changed His Stance On Gun Control

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Unfortunately sometimes it takes an up close look to see the truth.

The Josh Abbott Band was one of the featured performers on Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that was targeted by a lone gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Though all members are safe and sound, they are forever changed by the horrific experience.

Frontman Josh Abbott (above, right) gave fans and friends live updates on the band’s safety on Twitter, writing:


But it was lead guitarist Caleb Keeter (above, left) who voiced the profound effect the events had on his politics.

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In a lengthy, heartfelt statement he describes being a lifelong Second Amendment advocate — who came face to face with the realization that all the responsible gun owners on hand could do nothing to stop a single motivated madman with automatic weapons.

He wrote:

“Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye last night and a living will because I felt like I was going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand.”

Read the entire intense piece (below):

In true country fashion, Caleb followed it up with:

We’re glad Caleb sees the insanity of our gun laws now and heartbroken it took this experience for someone to understand this.

[Image via Twitter/TeamCoco/YouTube.]

Oct 2, 2017 4:30pm PDT

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