May 26, 2022
By Andy Johnson
The man behind the mega-hit “American Pie” won’t be performing at this weekend’s National Rifle Association convention in Houston, Texas.
Don Mclean, now 76 years old, says in light of this week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas it would be disrespectful and hurtful to perform for the NRA.
The National Rifle Association is the lobby group that has continuously fought stricter gun control laws in the United States, citing the country’s constitution’s provision guaranteeing the “right to bear arms.”
The Republican governor of Texas still plans to address the convention.
Texas has some of the most lenient gun laws in the US.