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Faith Hill Wants the NRA to Tell the Truth About Guns

Faith Hill Wants the NRA to Tell the Truth About Guns”

Country music star Tim McGraw advocated "common sense" gun control just weeks after the shooting in Las Vegas that killed almost 60 people and injured hundreds more at a country music festival.

Recording artists Tim McGraw (L) and Faith Hill speak onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

"Look, I'm a bird hunter - I love to wing-shoot", he said.

"They (militant gun fans) want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it's brought up". As a gun owner himself, McGraw rationalized to make it about the lives lost rather than the defense of the Second Amendment in the Constitiution.

"In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas", Faith continues, "we knew a lot of people there".

Gun control is, it's no secret, a sensitive subject in country music circles, where fans tend to be more pro-gun than pro-gun laws. The incident was the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Carrie Underwood, who was the co-host of the night, also performed a tribute to the victims, which you can see below.

"Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians", she said.

In an interview with Billboard magazine, the country singers told the publication they supported gun control after being asked about last month's tragedy in Las Vegas.

McGraw is arguably the biggest star to denounce the National Rifle Association and imply that leaders aren't "telling the truth". But that ban was reversed due to pressure from many performers, including co-host Brad Paisley. It was a gentle ribbing at best.



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