Kacey Musgraves Suggests Arming Everyone With A Gun Following Pulse Orlando Shooting

Kacey Musgraves is known for being at odds with the conservative values traditionally associated with country music, but a recent tweet had her liberally minded fans up in arms.

The country singer took to social media following the shooting at gay club Pulse in Orlando, Florida. Firstly, to express her condolences to the friends and families of those who had lost loved ones in the attack, she tweeted,

Later, Kacey came back to make her own suggestion about how the country could deal with minimizing the damage waged by ISIS attacks on American soil. Kacey wondered if it wouldn’t be better if more people in the U.S. were armed — a comment that Musgraves subsequently deleted.

¨Let’s go back to saloon days when every muthaf**ka is carrying a revolver and anyone walking in to disturb the peace might maybe think twice.¨

Although the responses have since been deleted along with the original post, an outpour of disgust came from many of Kacey’s followers who accused her of both politicizing the tragedy and making and offering an insensible solution to terrorism. Sensing a public relations scandal, Musgraves took down the offending post and offered an apology.

Unfortunately for Kacey, not everyone was quick to let her off. Several users faulted Musgraves for not only bringing pro-gun sentiments into the mix, but also for making what appeared to be a joke in the fallout after the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

That’s not to say that Kacey angered everyone with her words. Some of Musgraves’ other followers felt that her critics were being unnecessarily harsh over what was just a 160-character misstep. Even more supportive of the singer were others who said that they actually agreed with her original tweet entirely.

What are your thoughts on Kacey Musgraves’ pro-gun tweet following the Pulse Orlando shooting?

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