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Local musician: "Guns Don't Kill and Spoons Don't Make You Fat"


Guns Don't Kill and Spoons Don't Make You Fat is the latest musical creation of Glenn Parker, and as the title suggests, it's a commentary on the latest gun control debate.

"It took me about 15 minutes to write the song," said Parker, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force and now a musician who lives in Bossier City, Louisiana. 

"I started out in 1975, got here to Barksdale in 1980, I've been singing in bands ever since," said Parker.

His physical appearance is a far cry from the "high and tight" appearance of an airman. Now he sports a cowboy hat, long hair and a long goatee.

Parker's passion for music is only matched by his passion for protection and the 2nd amendment right to bear arms. 

"I'm so blessed to be able to have guns in my home, and anybody that comes in my house, if they're not invited, they're going to get shot," said Parker with a smile on his face.

He believes some legislators are going too far with gun control, and the debate being waged over the issue inspired him to write the song. With the help of a friend and his studio, Parker set out to record a boot tapping song with a catchy hook that takes a political stand.

While the message in the song is simple, Parker is not. His stance on gun control laws is not so cut and dry.

"I don't really have a problem with making it a little harder to get a gun," said Parker. He believes authorities should worker harder to enforce the laws that are already on the books.

Parker doesn't expect his lyrics to top the Country and Western Charts, he just hopes the single catches the attention of the NRA or a group that could use it as a tool to get a pro-gun message out to the masses.

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