Jason Aldean just released a statement regarding the Vegas Massacre. Aldean had just started playing when the gunman started firing:
Jason Aldean revealed Tuesday that he fears for his children following the Las Vegas massacre that killed 59 and injured over 500 people on Sunday — during his set at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
“This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in,” Aldean, 40, wrote in a statement released on Twitter.
The country superstar had just started his set when Stephen Paddock, 64, began firing shots from the Mandalay Bay hotel.
Aldean, who said that he’s “gone through lots of emotions” over the last 24 hours, expressed disbelief that such an event, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, could occur.
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 3, 2017
The father of two said his “heart aches for the Victims and their families” and made a call for unity.
“At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women,” Aldean said. “We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it as stand together as ONE!”
Here’s his statement in full:
Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Fear, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see.
This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE!
That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act.
I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas
In light of great tragedy, it is important to remember that there is good in the world.
NewsBusters reports that one eyewitness from the Las Vegas shootings appeared on The Today Show and described the heroic actions of law enforcement:
Calling in to Monday’s Today show, Las Vegas shooting eyewitness Russell Bleck praised police for their response to the tragic attack and criticized some of the recent National Anthem protests in the NFL: “I mean, just God bless the police officers. I mean, in a world where everyone’s kneeling, these guys stood up and took – I mean, they knew what they were against and they ran towards the danger with just handguns. I mean, that’s real bravery right there.”
Co-host Savannah Guthrie replied: “It is.” Bleck continued: “They saved – I mean, there’s no telling how many they saved. Every second was a life lost. He was just spraying the crowd of tens of thousands of people.”
If you want to look for bad, you don’t have to look that far.
You can find it. You can dwell on it. You can lament.
You can nit pick. Complain. Criticism.
But if you want to look for good, you don’t have to look that far either.
It is there.