Scooter Braun Urges Nashville to Join Gun Control Debate at Music Biz 2018: ‘Get on the Right Side of History’

Scooter Braun Urges Nashville to Join Gun Control Debate at Music Biz 2018: 'Get on the Right Side of History'

Scooter Braun urged artists to speak out on gun control and "get on the right side of history" in a wide ranging speech while accepting the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville on Thursday (May 17). The artist manager and music business entrepreneur was honored for his charitable efforts, including staging the One Love Manchester benefit concert in response to a terror attack at his client Ariana Grande’s concert last year. The issue of gun control came up in the context of the discussion of terror attacks on concerts during a keynote interview with Braun conducted by former Humanitarian Award recipient, former RIAA CEO and current political commentator Hilary Rosen . Rosen tentatively suggested talking about the issue and Braun responded, "I am not afraid to have this conversation and I like it happening here in Nashville." After the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting and then the Parkland school shooting, there were a lot of people in Nashville nervous about doing something, he said. "I am a gun owner and I have no issues with anyone owning guns or driving cars," he stated. "I think we should be qualified for both. I haven’t met one artist or friend who owns guns who doesn’t agree with me. This issue is not about taking away guns. Its about making sure that those who have guns are qualified." He said that if you go down to the university and talk to the kids there, those […]

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