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Eric Church calls out NRA for 1 October shooting

Eric Church calls out NRA for 1 October shooting
Posted at 3:26 PM, Jul 26, 2018

Country star Eric Church said in a recent interview that the 1 October shooting broke him and he wants there to be "common sense" gun reforms. 

Church performed at the first night of the festival, Sept. 29. In a recent cover story with Rolling Stone, Church told the magazine that "something broke in me that night, and it still hasn't healed." 

In the interview, Church said that while he owns guns and is "a Second Amendment guy," the Las Vegas shooting changed his feelings about guns "a little." 

"But nobody should have that many guns and that much ammunition and we don’t know about it," Church told Rolling Stone. "Nobody should have 21 AKs and 10,000 rounds of ammunition and we don’t know who they are."

Church also couldn't believe the number of rounds Stephen Paddock shot. 

"I don’t think our forefathers ever thought the right to bear arms was that," Church said in the interview. 

Church told Rolling Stone he supports reforms such as closing gun-show loopholes, improving background checks and banning bump stocks. He said "we could have stopped the guy in Vegas."

When asked by the magazine why nothing has been done, "I blame the lobbyists. And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA."