Country singer Tim McGraw is headlining a concert to benefit the Sandy Hook community. Gun-rights advocates are calling him a hypocrite as they see the concert as a “gun control fundraiser.” McGraw owns a gun and he supports gun ownership. “I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety – most certainly when it relates to what we value most, our children, he said. “I can’t imagine anyone who disagrees with that.”
Another country singer Billy Currington was listed as a performer too, but Currington dropped out after the backlash he received on social media. He took to Facebook to write to his 2.2 million followers: “I’ve never been one to take on controversial issues – I’m a singer. I do feel strongly about honoring and supporting the Sandy Hook community and will be making a donation to a local organization. I appreciate people’s freedom and passion for whatever cause they want to support, however, I am choosing to step aside from this fundraiser and will focus instead on the rest of the tour dates as I look forward to being on the road with Tim and Chase and having a blast with all of the fans.” Their tour is called Shot Gun Rider.