Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just...wow!

(Via the Western Rifle Shooters Assoc.)



I'm not sure about the guy's politics, but with a song like that, I have to be curious.

1 comment:

upp15h said...

I know a little of his politics. Allow me to share it with you.

In 1997 Knopfler recorded a version of Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door" with lyrics altered to support the Snowdrop Campaign (following the Dunblane shootings in Scotland) which sought to remove private ownership of handguns in the UK. This campaign may not have been the only factor which resulted in the Firearms Act 1997. What I do know is that in 1998 along with 60,000 other law abiding citizens I was compelled to surrender all centrefire and rimfire pistols for disposal by the Police.

Along with Mark Knopfler, Sean Connery has a special mention in these links. Far be it from me to accuse arts and media personalities of jumping on the bandwagon, but Connery also appeared in a Cinema (movie) advertisement supporting the handgun ban.

References to Snowdrop Campaign and Connery:-
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/snowdrop-campaign-may-fold-over-rows-1276082.html

Reference to Knopfler's tacit support for the handgun ban:-
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2006/10/knockin-on-heavens-door.html

Refernce to the Firearms Act 1997:-
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts1997/ukpga_19970005_en_1

Reference to background on the Dunblane massacre:-
http://www.freewebs.com/dunblaneunburied/

Nick Pearson