Did Johnny Cash favor gun control? Who knows? But his daughter and granddaughter are foursquare for firearms limits — and taking heat.

Roxanne Cash. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
“If you are as sick of gun violence in this country as I am, then let’s stop talking about it and just do ONE simple thing,” Rosanne Cash said on her Facebook page last week. “Sign the petition on the White House website to reinstate the 1994 federal ban on assault weapons. I’m proud to say that my daughter CHELSEA CROWELL created the petition on the new ‘We, The People’ feature. We need 100,000 signatures for it to be reviewed.”

With a country music audience heavy with gun owners, the call didn’t go over well.

She later had to appeal for civility in comments.

“Those who tell me to ‘stay out of politics and stick to music’ or, in other words, ‘keep your mouth shut’ are perhaps so obsessed with the Second Amendment that they haven’t noticed the First,” she wrote.

But she renewed her arguments, saying:

“My precious daughter, Chelsea, was held up at gunpoint in the jewelry store where she worked. The gunmen held her for twenty minutes. I’m so grateful she was not killed and I’m also so acutely aware that the difference between me and the moms carrying the photos on the march is a split second. Do NOT tell me that Chelsea ‘should have had a gun.’ If she had, she’d be dead. She is not physically or mentally able to coolly aim a gun at someone who is already pointing a gun at HER, and fire sharp-shooter style at another human being while terror-stricken. Nor am I. Nor are millions of other people.”

If you are as sick of gun violence in this country as I am, then let’s stop talking about it and just do ONE simple…

Posted by Rosanne Cash on Friday, October 2, 2015

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