KISS leader Paul Stanley asked lawmakers to enact stricter firearms laws after another mass shooting in Texas left at least seven people dead and a dozen injured.
In Saturday’s attack around Odessa, an armed man opened fire at random after a traffic stop. The police have not publicly confirmed the identity of the suspect or the weapons he used. The attack occurred less than a month after gunmen killed 31 people in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, in consecutive massacres that sparked new calls from congressional Democrats and 2020 presidential candidates for stricter regulations on guns. Fire to stop the violence.
Earlier today, Stanley took to his Twitter to write:
“We don’t have more ‘crazy’ or ‘mentally unstable’ people in the US. What we DO have are commonplace mass shootings with automatic and semi-automatic high powered firearms. THAT cannot be disputed. Tell me what we and our government must do. Prayers and sympathy are not enough.”
Stanley’s tweet naturally angered some Second Amendment advocates, who told the KISS leader to keep up with the music.
“I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER but am asking for everyone’s thoughts. Anyone who thinks I should ‘stay in my lane’ should leave now,” Stanley responded.
“This is MY house. If you DO have opinions why shouldn’t I? In this case I will leave up some of those dopey comments for your enjoyment. Not again.”
According to the Archive of violence with firearms, there have been 280 mass shootings in 2019, where at least four people were injured or killed, excluding the perpetrators. To date, 602 people have died in mass shootings in 2019 and 2,356 have been injured.
We don’t have more “crazy “ or “mentally unstable “ people in the US. What we DO have are commonplace mass shootings with automatic and semi-automatic high powered firearms. THAT cannot be disputed. Tell me what we and our government must do. Prayers and sympathy are not enough. pic.twitter.com/KpWZa0xJcY
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) September 1, 2019