Tommie Sunshine Fights for 'Gun Control' on New Track: Premiere

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Tommie Sunshine

All proceeds go toward the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety.

Tommie Sunshine's latest release is not only politically charged and timely, but also hits home for him. The record "Gun Control" with Fake Fine was created as a response to the Las Vegas shooting, he tells Billboard, but following Sunday's massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, it holds a renewed resonance now. He says, "Rather than rush it out the door, we took our time to get it right, never thinking there would be another one of these so quickly."

Sunshine explains, "‚ÄčThe vocal you hear in the track is actual protest audio captured at the Gays Against Guns action in NYC the Monday after the Vegas shooting. It was the largest U.S. protest outside Las Vegas in the wake of the tragedy and I was very happy that day to be an ally for their cause. This subject is close to me as I’ve had a gun pointed to my head on three separate occasions, twice in Chicago and once in Atlanta. There is nothing more terrifying and I feel for anyone who’s ever had to deal with it. No one should have that kind of power over another person with the whimsy of causing them so much harm or even ending their life."

All profits made by the dance record will go toward Everytown for Gun Safety, an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and stands against gun violence. 

"Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities," Sunshine says. "More than 3 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. This seems like a no-brainer to take part in and we are happy to align ourselves with their cause."

He adds, "Our voices, when made loud enough, change everything. Be on the right side of history and let’s work towards sensible gun legislation with all we’ve got." 

Listen to the premiere of "Gun Control" below:


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