He says it's too easy to buy guns because background checks take 5 minutes. Maybe somebody should tell him computers are kind of fast...
Via AP News:
Although other country musicians have spoken out about the need for gun control since the shooting, Aldean has avoided wading into the political debates about guns. “It’s a no-win situation,” Aldean said. “I think no matter what you say, whether you’re for gun control or not, I mean, you’re setting yourself up to be crucified in the public eye or in the media.”
However, Aldean, who is a gun owner, said there are flaws in the nation’s laws regarding gun ownership that need addressing.
“It’s too easy to get guns, first and foremost,” Aldean said. “When you can walk in somewhere and you can get one in 5 minutes, do a background check that takes 5 minutes, like how in-depth is that background check? Those are the issues I have. It’s not necessarily the guns themselves or that I don’t think people should have guns. I have a lot of them.”
But his concern is that these tragedies are just used as fodder for the political arguments that have dominated any discussion about gun control.
“Nobody is looking at what the actual issue is and really how to come to an agreement and make a smart decision,” Aldean said.
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