The National Rifle Association (NRA) funds domestic terrorism, according to Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, in an opinion piece published Tuesday in The New York Times.
Cash, who is a country music singer like her father has been a gun control activist for around 20 years. She wrote a piece about herself titled, “Rosanne Cash: Country Musicians, Stand Up to the N.R.A.” Throughout the article Cash explains she has been urging fellow country musicians to stand up to the NRA, because the organization “funds domestic terrorism.”
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The NRA has a “nurtured an alliance” with country music artists and their fan base, Cash said.
“You can see it in ‘N.R.A. Country,’ which promotes the artists who support the philosophical, if not economic, thrall of the N.R.A., with the pernicious tag line ‘Celebrate the Lifestyle,'” Cash wrote. “That wholesome public relations veneer masks something deeply sinister and profoundly destructive. There is no other way to say this: The N.R.A. funds domestic terrorism.”
“A shadow government exists in the world of gun sales, and the people who write gun regulations are the very people who profit from gun sales. The N.R.A. would like to keep it that way,” she added.
Cash says she has received continuous “death threats” after performing at the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.
The New York Times article was published after the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night. The shooting is the deadliest in modern U.S. history and caused many people to immediately bring up the ongoing gun control debate.
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