One of the most populated cities of the United States, Las Vegas which is simply known as Vegas is currently in a deep shock after the deadliest mass shooting in the history of modern America that took place on Sunday night at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
The mass shooting left at least 59 dead and more than 500 people injured. Just like many country acts, the Texas-based Josh Abbott Band mourns after the Las Vegas mass shooting, the band posted a message on social media and sent prayers and thoughts to the victims of the mass shooting.
The band performed at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday afternoon, they performed few hours before a man unleashed a barrage which took life of many. The gunman man fired into the crowd during the performance of Jason Aldean.
Update: I got back to Taylor & our room in Mandalay about 30 minutes ago. The rest of the band & crew are home now. Was a long awful night
— Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) October 2, 2017
One of the band members shared his personal experience and response to the mass shooting. The lead guitarist of the band, Caleb Keeter took his Twitter and posted a lengthy message about his experience in which he opened up about the gun control.
Keeter wrote: “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 CHL (Concealed Handgun Licenses) licenses, and legal firearms on the bus.”
“They were useless.
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.”
— Caleb Keeter (@Calebkeeter) October 2, 2017