Tim McGraw Ignites Controversy With Gun Control Tweet

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There has been an ongoing dialogue over gun control in the United States and it has even become more prominent following a recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The delicate and sensitive relationship between gun rights and country music has become much more complicated recently, and longtime singer Tim McGraw has made his point known – repeatedly.

Sparking a massive debate on Twitter recently, McGraw spoke out following many major sporting retailers announcing their decision to no longer sell “assault-style” or “modern sporting” rifles.

The retailers, which include Dick’s, Walmart, Kroger, and L.L. Bean, have all revealed changes in their firearm selections and sales policies – with many restricting the sale to people 21 years or older.

 

McGraw, who had previously talked about gun control following the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas, issued a statement on Twitter commending the retailers’ choice.

 

 

The comment ignited a furious controversy in the comment section with many people speaking against McGraw and his statement.

 

 

There are thousands of more comments and tweets directed at McGraw – many on both sides of the conversation, but there definitely appears to be a divide between country music and gun rights.

Back in November 2017, McGraw’s wife Faith Hill gave a statement to Billboard that also incited a very large backlash.

Watch the video below to hear about McGraw and Hill’s comments following the Las Vegas shooting – and tell us what you think about all of it in the comments.

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