Sheryl Crow Releases Gun Control Anthem for 5th Anniversary of Sandy Hook

Sheryl Crow performs at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 8, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Country superstar Sheryl Crow debuted a gun control song during the December 11 airing of Good Morning America, saying the new track will help commemorate the upcoming 5th anniversary of the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary.

That December 14, 2012, attack was carried out by a 20-year-old who stole his mother’s guns, killed his mother with them, then went to the gun-free school where he shot and killed six unarmed school staff members and 20 students.

Crow says the song, “The Dreaming Kind,” about Sandy Hook, came to her after the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

According to ABC News, Crow said she wrote the song but did not know what to do with it until the gun control group Sandy Hook Promise reached out to her with a role for the song in the Sandy Hook anniversary. Crow said, “I just have written this song which is basically about what they went through.” The singer said she believes the song “represents the voice of the parents of Sandy Hook victims and others working to end gun violence.”

Crow praised Sandy Hook Promise as a “fantastic organization” and said proceeds from sales of her song  will benefit the gun control group.

Crow stressed that the song’s purchasers could overpay if they wish. She said, “You can download the song for a dollar, or for however much money, so if you want to download it for $300 that’s great, you have my permission.”

In April, 2015, Breitbart News released a series of stories on country singer Tim McGraw’s support of Sandy Hook Promise, which included a July 17, 2015, concert in which all proceeds went to the gun control group. This came at a time when Sandy Hook Promise was supporting a gun confiscation bill in Oregon and federal expansion of background checks after unsuccessfully opposing a concealed carry bill for law-abiding citizens in Georgia.

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