“Tim McGraw announces he will headline a concert for Sandy Hook Promise on July 17, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Hartford Connecticut,” wtnh.com reports. “One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The mission of this organization is to protect children from gun violence.” By disarming civilians? Don’t get me wrong . . .
SHP promotes some excellent non-firearms-related initiatives (e.g., Know the Signs and Say Something). And its website doesn’t place gun control front and center – other than the pledge. Which says “I promise to support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from acts of violence.” Which reveals SHP’s anti-gun agenda.
Digging a bit deeper there’s Why Gun Owners Should Support Background Checks:
“Every day that background checks are used, they stop more than 170 felons, some 50 domestic abusers and nearly 20 fugitives from buying a gun. However, those same criminals can currently buy identical guns at a gun show or over the Internet with no questions asked.”
That’s good enough for Country Singer Tim McGraw, apparently. His “bible and gun-clinging” country music fans? Not so much, methinks. We’ll see. [h/t Pascal]