lifeblood: songs: backgrounds: who sold the gun
1999-10-15: amy ray finds inspiration in lonely nights, the toledo blade:
on "who sold the gun" she pairs buoyant music with chilling lyrics that make the direct connection between mass murderers like the man who went on a shooting rampage at virginia tech university last year and the government's arms control policies.
"i just think it's important to try - not to empathize but to have some thought, or i guess compassion is a better word - about that person. and i just started thinking about the u.s. and guns and bombs and sort of the military-industrial complex. we're selling all these weapons all over the world.
"we're selling weapons to governments that have literally child soldiers fighting in their armies. we're so complicit on every level in this whole paradigm," she said.
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