We’re used to idiot Hollywood celebrities preaching about gun control to the rest of us, but what we didn’t see coming was who is begging for it now. The country music community is known to learn right, so when Tim McGraw and Faith Hill offered a “solution” to the mass shootings that have been taking place, they did more than outrage just a few fans.
For some odd reason, celebrities feel the need to speak out on issues that they have no business talking about since they are so out of touch with the average American. Unfortunately, when a tragedy unfolds, many of them use it as their perfect opportunity to strike, giving their unwanted opinions. Every time, without fail, stars open their mouths on political issues, tragedy, and natural disaster only to end up stirring controversy and ultimately losing fans.
The Route 91 massacre, where Steven Paddock opened fire on the crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 58 and wounding nearly 500 others, hit not only our nation but the country music community extremely hard. Sadly, dozens of celebrities politicized the tragedy, demanding gun control before the bodies were even cold.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who are known as country music’s “power couple,” have now jumped on that bandwagon. The husband and wife sat down to interview with Billboard recently, and to no one’s surprise, they were asked about the Route 91 massacre, leading into a discussion on the topic of gun control. However, it’s what they had to say that was extremely unexpected.
McGraw and Hill said that following the massacre, they both became concerned for America’s safety, Fox News reports. “Look, I’m a bird hunter — I love to wing-shoot,” McGraw, 50, began. “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.”
Hill revealed that the couple had friends in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1 when Paddock opened fire from his hotel room at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. “In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas, we knew a lot of people there,” Hill, also 50, said. “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.”
Sadly, it seems even gun-owning celebrities are starting to fall for the liberal logic that plagues Hollywood. As they demand stricter gun control, they are often protected by armed guards and have copious amounts of money to comply with any costly legislation. What’s worse, as they preach about the “truth,” they tell lies.
Although they like to use words like “military weapons” and “assault rifles,” they have limited to no understanding what any of these terms mean, nor do they have to worry about what suggested legislation may mean for the average gun owner since they have the means to afford all the best protection for themselves. It’s sad that they are this far removed from reality and that which the every-day American faces.
Of course, much of the country music community, which is usually never shy about showing their love for the Second Amendment, was immediately upset by Tim and Faith’s so-called solution. As most people with common sense realize, gun control doesn’t stop murder. What stops a killer with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
But, don’t take our word for it, just look to Sutherland Springs, Texas. A firearm is called the great neutralizer for a reason. And, since the bad guys always seem to find a way, I want as many armed good guys around, and ready to deal with evil should it darken my path, as possible.