Tim McGraw has agreed to headline a Sandy Hook benefit concert – an event seen by some as “anti-gun” – and conservatives are not pleased, Raw Story is reporting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the country music superstar will be the headline act at a concert that will bear his name: Tim McGraw: A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise. Other country musicians performing at the event include Billy Currington and Chase Bryant.
Officially, according to the Sandy Hook Promise website, the Tim McGraw concert isn’t meant to specifically promote gun control. Rather, it’s meant to promote the group’s work in promoting gun safety in general.
“Proceeds will honor SHP and our unrelenting work to promote mental wellness, combat social isolation, and prevent gun violence to #ProtectOurKids.”
What that last part of the sentence (“prevent gun violence”) means remains to be seen, but for some conservatives, the answer is simple: it means gun control. And that doesn’t sit will with some, especially considering that country music is often associated with conservative values.
Right Wing News writer Warner Todd Huston suggested that country music fans would do well to forget about Tim McGraw.
“Fans of country singer Tim McGraw might be surprised that a country singer is heading an anti-gun concert to benefit some anti-gun groups in Connecticut on July 17. But don’t be too surprised. McGraw is a big Obama man and has already announced his support of Hillary Clinton. If you wanted another reason to drop Tim McGraw from your playlist, here it is.”
Over at conservative news outlet Breitbart, writer Awr Hawkins also took exception to Tim McGraw’s involvement in the “anti-gun” event.
“Gun control renders law-abiding citizens defenseless, but it does nothing to stop criminals from carrying out their treachery. Because of this, the money McGraw and Currington raise will ultimately succeed in making it harder for law-abiding citizens to acquire and carry the guns they need for self-defense.”
Over on Twitter, Tim McGraw isn’t getting some shade from country music fans and even other country musicians for his involvement with the “anti-gun” concert.
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) April 15, 2015
Please say it isn’t so!Country Singers Tim McGraw, Billy Currington Headlining Gun Control Fundraiser – Breitbart http://t.co/3dxC7qhw22 — Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 15, 2015
— Pantano’s Law (@PantanoLaw) April 15, 2015
The Tim McGraw Sandy Hook “anti-gun” concert that has some conservatives upset is scheduled for July 17.
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