Country Star Faith Hill: NRA Needs to ‘Tell the Truth’ on Guns

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill: US Needs 'Common Sense' Gun Control Laws

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have spoken out on the need for gun control in America in light of the massacre at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas.

“Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians”, Hill said.

“They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up”, McGraw added of violent incidents.

In a revealing new Billboard cover story, the Nashville power couple were moved to discuss the topic following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October.

Hill agreed with McGraw, noting that the level of weaponry used in numerous recent mass shooting were equivalent to the guns used by the military.

According to Billboard, country stars tend to be more liberal than their fan base, but keep their opinions to themselves to avoid dividing fans.

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. 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.

The country music community has since been criticized for its tepid response.

McGraw is arguably the biggest star to denounce the National Rifle Association and imply that leaders aren’t “telling the truth”.

On Wednesday, the Country Music Association Awards did briefly honor the Las Vegas victims. Country star Jason Aldean was performing on-stage when the shooting began. Paisley and Carrie Underwood performed a duet version of her hit single “Before He Cheats”, changing the lyrics to mock President Trump’s Twitter habits and giving it a new title: “Before He Tweets”.

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