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As the country continues to come to grips with the fact there has been yet another mass shooting, discussion has once again returned to the subject of gun control. While many within the country music genre tend to stay away from this particular controversial matter, a select few take their star status and make sure they are heard.


One of those people is Chely Wright.

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“A 17-month-old baby,” she tweeted on Nov. 6, just one day after the Texas mass shooting in which 26 churchgoers lost their lives. “Murdered in a church in Texas. Nothing will change. For this reason— and many others— I’m ashamed of my country.” The shooting’s youngest victim was an 18-month-old baby, according to The New York Times.

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Just a day earlier, Chely’s comments on Twitter centered more on gun control and her intense feelings about it.

Like so many other people, Chely couldn’t help but think about all those that might not have physical injuries from this latest massacre, but will still be suffering with the emotional impact for years to come. “Also, re: the mass shooting in Texas, the first responders— although trained to handle events like this— will never be the same,” she wrote on Nov. 5.

One of country music’s most outspoken artists weighs in on gun control Getty Images/Brian Bahr
Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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