Waylon Jennings’ Opinion on Preventing School Shootings

Earlier this week, a shooter killed nine and injured seven more on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon. This is the fourth on-campus shooting in the past two months, which has sparked a public discussion as to what is causing the rise in these horrific and tragic occurrences.

Though he’s not alive today, country music legend Waylon Jennings had some thoughts on the issue. He expressed his opinion about the subject during an interview with TNN’s Prime Time Country in 1999, not long after Columbine.

When asked by an audience member who or what he blamed for the rise in school shootings, Jennings already had a response in mind.

“That’s a serious question, and I do have a serious answer,” he said. “It’s not the guns.”

You can hear Jennings Waylon response in the video below.


Do you agree with Jennings? Do you think we should have stricter gun laws? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Waylon Jennings’ Opinion on Preventing School Shootings