STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis says that “a good guy with a gun” is the only thing that can stop “a bad guy with a gun.”
During his June 12 solo concert at General Duffy’s Waterhole in Redmond, Oregon, Lewis reiterated his beliefs that arming teachers is the way to deal with school shootings.
Aaron told the crowd: “[The only thing that] is ever going to stop an evil person with evil intentions with a gun is a good person with the intestinal fortitude with a gun to stop the situation. You wanna stop our schools from getting shot up? Put guns in the schools. Our kids are around guns at home all the time. What the fuck difference does it make? I’d feel safer to know that my kids’ teacher was qualified and certified and had the all-lawful-purposes license to carry a concealed weapon and chose to do so for the safety of my kids.”
Aaron’s comments come after last month’s mass shooting in a Uvalde, Texas elementary school which resulted in the deaths of 19 children and two adults.
Just this past Monday, the governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, signed a bill allowing teachers to be armed in classrooms after just 24 hours of training.
According to statistics from CNN, the number of U.S. deaths from gun violence in 2019 was about 4 per 100,000 people, which is 18 times the average rate in other countries.
You can check out fan-filmed video of Aaron’s comments below.