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The Moment That Changed Steve Earle’s Stance On Guns

American singer-songwriter Steve Earle talks about fatherhood, and shares a scary moment involving his oldest son, Justin, that would forever change his outlook on guns.

Steve's oldest son, Justin Townes Earle, is an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right; Steve's youngest son, John Henry, was born in 2010 and diagnosed with autism in 2012.

In this clip, Steve talks about...

The moment his position on guns changed

It changed when Justin was 14 and he moved into my house... I had a pistol under my bed loaded and he found it within a week after moving back into my house. And uh, nine millimetre pistol, full clip, and he'd hid it and he would not tell me where it was.