Doyle Bramhall II makes his case -- albeit an abstract and artful one -- for gun control in the video for his song "Love and Pain," premiering exclusively below. But he wants to make clear that he's out for common sense and compassion and not necessarily to ban guns completely.
"I'm Texan. I grew up with guns," Bramhall, who was inspired to write the song in the wake of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest festival shootings in Las Vegas, tells Billboard. "My family and friends are gun owners. Gun ownership has always been part of my culture. I do not advocate for banning all guns or abolishing the Second Amendment, but it is past time to recognize the perpetuated danger of doing nothing. Gun control is not a political issue -- it's a human issue. There have been more than enough mass shootings and gun-related tragedies in this country to warrant discussions with intent to establish real solutions and take action. We owe it to all those who have died and lost beloveds unnecessarily to discuss common sense measures that will protect people from these near commonplace tragedies in the future."