NASHVILLE — Unlike many other country music stars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are speaking their minds about guns.
In a new interview with Billboard, the superstar couple reflected on the mass shooting in Las Vegas — at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival — and talked about their support for gun control.
“Look, I’m a bird hunter — I love to wing-shoot," said McGraw. “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 said they knew "a lot of people" at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
"The doctors that (treated) the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war," she said. "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.”
When it comes to political opinions, McGraw and Hill have stuck their neck out more than most country stars, who are often tight-lipped about the subject.
In 2008, McGraw expressed his support for Barack Obama, telling People magazine, “It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat.”