Country Singer John Rich Handed Over Personal Firearm to Off-Duty Cop During Vegas Shooting

Country music star John Rich, one half of the popular duo Big & Rich, was at the Redneck Riviera bar in Las Vegas when a gunman unleashed a hail of gunfire on a country music festival on the Strip.

Rich revealed on Monday there was an off-duty Minneapolis police officer in the bar at the time. He recalled the amazing thing that happened in an interview with Fox News: ‘Watch Video Below’

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“I had an off-duty police officer, it was a Minneapolis police officer, off-duty, was in my bar hanging out. He came up to me and showed me his badge, and he says… ‘I’m [a police] officer and I’m not armed for the first time ever. I can’t believe it. Are you armed?’ I said yes I am armed. I had my concealed carry. He asked, ‘can I have your firearm so I can hold point on this door?’ So I handed over my firearm to him, everybody got behind him and for two hours he held point on that door without flinching.”

After the horrifying shooting, Rich went searching for the off-duty cop.

While the off-duty officer was able to keep bar patrons safe, the gunman who opened fire on concert goers slaughtered at least 59 people and injured over 500 more in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Country music star John Rich handed over his own firearm to a police officer who used it to defend civilians in a bar during the Las Vegas strip massacre. ‘Watch Video Below’

Rich, who is the star of Big & Rich, explained how it all went down on Fox News.

“I had an off-duty police officer, it was a Minneapolis police officer, off-duty, was in my bar hanging out. He came up to me and showed me his badge, and he says, ‘I’m officer – I forget his last name – and I’m [a police] officer and I’m not armed for the first time ever. I can’t believe it. Are you armed?’ I said yes I am armed. I had my concealed carry. He asked, ‘can I have your firearm so I can hold point on this door?’

So I handed over my firearm to him, everybody got behind him and for two hours he held point on that door without flinching,” Rich said during his appearance on Fox News.

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This is such an incredible story. Of course Rich, a huge pro-America guy, had a gun and gave it to the police. I would be surprised if he didn’t have a gun. Good for him. Is there any genre of music more likely to have armed singers than country music? Didn’t think so. ‘Watch Video Below’

Police had not identified a motive in the shooting as of Monday night.

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