Because celebrities can. Musicians can. And what’s beautiful about this country is that even when musicians and celebrities slink back into the woodwork, they can still come out on occasion and voice their opinions and attempt to be relevant. Take this one from REM’s Michael Stipe who apparently thinks college should be all about Shiny, Happy People Holding Hands and that concealed carry laws have no place on the college campus.
Stipe wrote an op-ed for USA Today to appeal Georgia governor, Nathan Deal to veto HB 859, which will allow carrying and possession of certain weapons in certain buildings or real property owned or leased to public institutions of postsecondary education: