I'm not particularly into political activism but that incident last week can't go unchecked.
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the latest school shooting in Oregon. What drove that young man to do what he did no one will ever know, but he had access to thirteen guns, which beggars belief. How the gun laws in the US can remain as they are after so many incidents eludes me. If the gun lobbies are so passionate about their right to bear arms then license the damn bullets.
Like I said, I'm no politician, my ammunition is music. We live in a world where a message can go around the world in seconds. We should create a powerful message.
I've been playing around with ideas for songs for a little while, but this just hit a nerve. The Project Motown song I'm writing about the shooting, 'Open Arms', may or may not get released, but if there's support I'd like to. I'll happily donate the proceeds to a charity supporting the victims of gun crime. I'll happily listen if you think you can contribute somehow. If you don't think you can, maybe you can share this message so it gets heard.
We have a right to reply to this madness, so let's reply.
The ramblings of a music man.