After Tuesday’s shooting at a Texas school, American Pie singer Don McLean pulled out of the National Rifle Association annual meeting this weekend in Texas.

McLean stated in a statement that “I have decided it wouldn’t be disrespectful or hurtful for me” to perform the act.

“I’m sure that all those who are planning to attend this event are also shocked and sickened by these events.”

The tragedy claimed the lives of nineteen children and two adults.

Officials said that Robb Elementary School was attacked by a gunman who opened fire on the school, which educates children from seven to ten years old. He was later killed by law enforcement.

Although authorities have not provided any details about the motive behind the incident they claim that the suspect was acting on his own.

The NRA has been asked to cancel the event that is being hosted by Donald Trump, a former president. This is about four hours from Ulvade.

According to the official website, the rally will “showcase over 14 acres” of the most recent guns and gear.

In a post to his Truth Social platform, Trump stated that he will still attend the conference. Other prominent Republicans, such as Ted Cruz, Texas senator, and Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, will also be speaking.

McLean has resigned, but musicians such as Lee Greenwood and Larry Gatlin (ex-restless heart lead singer Larry Stewart) are still scheduled to perform.

Although Tuesday’s shooting was America’s most fatal mass shooting, it was not the first. Gun Violence Archive reports that the US has witnessed 212 mass shootings over the past 145 days.