Otep Rail Against The NRA With “Shelter In Place” Music Video


Otep have premiered a music video for their track “Shelter In Place“, which was directed by the band’s own namesake and frontwoman, Otep Shamaya. P.R. Brown (Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot) helped film the clip for the song, which finds Shamaya taking on the controversial gun rights advocacy group, the NRA (National Rifle Association) to task. Shamaya commented of that:

“The video for ‘Shelter In Place‘ challenges the NRA‘s irrational claim that ‘only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun’. It aims the blame of mass murders of our children in school shootings directly on the NRA, not necessarily its members, but the administration who continue to fight for people on Terrorist Watch Lists to own a gun. Why? It’s my belief the more murders that occur, the more money they make from weapons manufacturers and increases in membership which strengthens their ability to be a political power that continues to frighten the Republican owned Congress.

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The number of mass murders of children in schools by gun violence is our national shame yet the Republican owned Congress (and shills for the NRA) have done nothing, not a single thing, to protect our kids. In contrast, when ONE man attempted to detonate a shoe bomb on board a plane in flight, legislation was enacted to protect people from this SINGLE attempt of failed terrorism. Now all of us have to remove our shoes before boarding a flight. All of us have to be searched and x-rayed.

The NRA may have begun as an advocacy group for the Second Amendment but it’s my belief they have regressed into something akin to a homegrown terrorist organization that benefits from mass murders both financially and as a political power. This is completely unacceptable.

Enough is enough. Our children deserve better. And their safety and the safety of their teachers are worth fighting for.”

The song can be found on Otep‘s latest album “Kult 45” which you can currently find the band out promoting on this summer tour.

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