There’s no way to get around the fact that the United States has a serious gun violence problem. We’ve all seen the horrifying, gut wrenching reports of families ripped apart. In just one incident in early November, dozens of churchgoers, including many children, lost their lives in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after a gunman stormed the congregation.
The Gun Violence Archive has recorded 13,879 deaths from gun violence in the U.S. from January 1 through November 23, 2017.
It doesn’t have to be this way. If we finally turned the tide and brought society to the understanding that slavery is abhorrent, cutting down on the number of enslaved individuals by the millions, we can address this problem. Gun rights do not trump human rights.
Metalcore giants The Devil Wears Prada have always been very outspoken with their music, and their 2016 release Transit Blues is no different.
On the track called “Lock and Load,” vocalist Mike Hranica addresses the issue of gun violence head-on, singing:
‘Why can’t a child walk down the street?
On and on
Another slaughter every week
Slow motion bullets
For the love of God, no more lock and load!’
Check out the song below.
Too many people have died for us to continue ignoring this problem.
Check out another track from Transit Blues — “Worldwide” — below. (The featured image for this post comes from the video.)