Tim McGraw, Faith Hill urge ‘common sense’ on guns

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2009. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Country music fans may need a scorecard to keep track of their stars’ stands on gun control. The latest to share their liberal stripes are Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

“Look, I’m a bird hunter — I love to wing-shoot,” McGraw told Billboard a week ago. “However, there is some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control. They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up. It’s not about the Second Amendment.”

Said his wife, Hill: “In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas, we knew a lot of people there. The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war. That’s not right. Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.”

Shortly after the Las Vegas shootings, country-western guitarist Caleb Keeter of the Josh Abbott Band tweeted “I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd Amendment my whole life. Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was.”

But the Country Music Association didn’t touch the subject of guns at its recent awards show.

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