Like the rest of the country and the world, Billboard editors were horrified by the mass killing at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, and by the murder of singer Christina Grimmie the night before. Both tragedies occurred where musicians and music fans gathered. With the help of leading gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety, editors reached out to those in the music industry, and asked for their support and their signatures to help seek a sane and safe end to gun violence. Billy Joel is one of nearly 200 people who contributed to the Billboard cover.
Read more at An Open Letter To Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now.