“No, I will not applaud them. I am disappointed that you would even post this on your account,” one follower on social media responded to Tim McGraw’s recent post about the gun rights marches that took place across the country on Saturday, March 24th.
Previous Statements On Gun Control
Both McGraw and his wife Faith Hill have been very open and vocal about their stance on gun rights in the United States and even expressed their views openly during an interview with Billboard in November 2017.
Recently, McGraw shared his support of retailer’s raising the purchasing age for firearms to 21. His public support of these new policies elicited a wave of backlash from many fans and followers.
There has been an ongoing dialogue over gun control in the United States and it has even become more prominent following the 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.
Reaction To Massive Gun Control Marches Involving Children
Now, McGraw is addressing the March For Our Lives events that were held across the country in support of “common sense gun control.”
He posted a video of nine-year-old Yolanda Renee King speaking to a massive crowd of marchers, saying “Spread the word! Have you heard? All across the nation, we are going to be a great generation!”
King is the granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. She began her speech with a very powerful phrase inspired by the famous words of her grandfather. “I have a dream that enough is enough.”
Below his video post, McGraw shared his sentiments on the marches that involved thousands of children and youth, saying “These kids are an inspiration. They are the hope of our world. No matter what, you have to applaud and appreciate their spirit, and their fortitude! I say right on!”
What Fans Think Of His Position
In just one day, McGraw’s post has amassed more than 16,000 likes and brought in nearly 500 comments. Many comments were negative, but some positive. It truly sparked a heavy conversation for his fans.
What do you think about McGraw’s feelings on these marches? Do you feel the same way? Tell us in the comments.