After the separate tragedies to the guests at Pulse nightclub and Christine Grimmie that took place in Orlando this past weekend, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! shared her thoughts on security and guns.
“It’s completely fucked up. It was the first thing I read this morning and—just terrifying. It was so fucking alarming between that and the shooting that happened with the singer from The Voice on Friday. Even going to the Bataclan in Paris, that just seeps into reality in this really fucking alarming way. You’d ideally want to think that venues and shows and clubs, places where people are going to dance and celebrating and enjoying life would be the safe place, but it’s clearly not. To think that whatever crazy fucking religious wars or whatever wars are happening out there are leaking into those areas, it’s so fucking terrifying.”
“[Guns] were such a part of the culture growing up. Same people who are telling you, ‘Oh the government is trying to take away our guns,’ are living in extremes where it’s like, ‘Don’t you think this is fucking a little bit out of control that they have that fucking access to weapons?’ And for what?”