Both Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line have come out in support of more stringent gun laws. Granted, I wasn’t a FGL fan to begin with – they really are like the male Dixie Chicks – and, okay, not a fan of Dierks Bentley, either…but it’s still rather irritating (this is me being semi-professional).
Dierks Bentley took to Instagram to express his support for the TOMS campaign (if you haven’t heard about it, you’ve been living under a rock). That means universal background checks, among other things.
“Proud of my friend @blakemycoskie and @toms for jumping into the discussion on how we can work together to #endgunviolence,” Bentley posted on Instagram Nov. 28. “He has a gift for bringing people together and I’m happy to see him applying it to this cause.”
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line also posted on Instagram:
“Please hear my heart. This is not a political post, but a post about the betterment of humanity,”
In a subsequent video, he referenced seeing a statistic that there had been 307 mass shootings in the last 311 days in the country.
“As a proud gun owner myself, that’s a right and a privilege I take very, very serious,” he said. “We can all come together and agree that something has to change. It’s unacceptable. We shouldn’t have to walk out of the house and live in fear anymore.” (Tennessean, Dierks Bentley and FGL’s Tylar Hubbard Address Gun Violence with TOMS)
We should all feel comforted by the superior experience and knowledge of “country” music singers. I would say perhaps they should stick to singing, but…