John Rich of Big & Rich Reveals He Handed His Firearm Over To Off-Duty Police Officer

John Rich of Big & Rich Reveals He Handed His Firearm Over To Off-Duty Police Officer 

Posted: 10:48 pm Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By AshleyK923


Rare Country reports on this story from John Rich of Big & Rich:

“Big & Rich is known for always bringing the party, and they did just that as they performed on the same night as artists such as Jake Owen and Kane Brown at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Oct. 1.

And then the party ended.
And Big & Rich will never be the same.

“We played 90 minutes to 2 hours before Jason Aldean,” John Rich told Fox News regarding the tragic events that occurred late that night. “We loaded up our bus and there is a little country bar I have in Las Vegas that I own, and we went over there to play a little after show set. We were onstage there and got the tap on the shoulder that there was an active shooter. We immediately stopped playing and got everyone away from the windows and tried to secure the location.”


“He came up to me and showed me his badge and he says I’m an officer and I am not armed and asked me, ‘Are you armed?’” John recalled. “I said, ‘Yes sir, I am. I am armed.’ I have my concealed weapon permit and he said, ‘Can I have your firearm so I can hold point on the front door,’ so I handed over my firearm to him. Everyone got behind him and for about two hours without flinching, this guy kept point on that front door just in case someone came through.”