Neil Young is taking over the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation (NRA) and pushing for “frequent sense gun legal guidelines” forward of the midterm elections, releasing a brand new video for his 1970 protest music “Ohio.”
“’Ohio’ was written again in 1970 after seeing the duvet of with a younger lady kneeling beside her fallen buddy. When the Nationwide Guard murdered 4 college students at Ohio’s Kent State College for protesting the Vietnam Warfare, it was a pivotal second in our historical past. It was a pivotal second for me,” Younger wrote of the inspiration behind the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Younger music in a Wednesday message posted on his website.
“At the moment we see what we’ve got grow to be,” Younger mentioned.
“With no actual legal guidelines defending us from weapons, and with politicians supporting the NRA as a result of the NRA helps them, we’re not properly represented,” Younger, 72, wrote beneath a video of him performing “Ohio.”
Within the video, photographs from the aftermath of the 1970 taking pictures are interspersed with sounds of footage of stories protection of latest college shootings. Clips of protesters chanting, “By no means once more!” and holding indicators saying, “Take heed to the children,” are additionally proven.
“At the moment’s college students are courageous, demanding change in violent instances,” Younger wrote.
“We stand with them. They’re us. We’re them. This has been happening for a lot too lengthy.”
The Canadian-born songwriter mentioned he created the video together with his spouse, actress Daryl Hannah, for viewers to “replicate on.”
“Help the scholars. Help our kids. They need safety. No more weapons,” mentioned Younger.
“Give us frequent sense gun legal guidelines that defend our individuals, in faculties, in locations of worship, within the office and on the streets. VOTE.”
The NRA didn’t instantly return ITK’s request for remark.