Those of us old enough to remember can recall the way the Dixie Chicks went from headlining stadiums to having Country Music Fans burning their CD’s in bonfires and radio stations across the country dropping them from playlists after they stood on foreign soil and publicly ridiculed our President in the lead up to the war in Iraq.
Now it’s the “Who Chicks?”
Well looks like Country Super Star Tim McGraw is flirting with the same type of poison by his actions lately.
First of all, he had this to say about Obama…
A few years ago, McGraw admitted that he is not only an Obama-supporter, but also a hardcore Democrat.
“It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong, but that’s what I am,” he told People. “My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world.”
And now he’s going to headline a benefit concert with 100% of the proceeds going to a gun control group.
Tim McGraw has announced that on Friday, July 17, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, he will hold a concert to benefit Sandy Hook Promise. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of this event will support Sandy Hook Promise, founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.
Featured performers will include current tourmates Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, along with special guests to be announced later.
Tickets, according to the Live Nation site, range from $31.35 to $71.25 ($43-$88.20 with fees).
“Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation,” said Mr McGraw. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise — as a father and as a friend.”
This decision is not going to be received well by McGraw’s country music fan base, which overwhelmingly supports gun rights, and views a concert benefiting Sandy Hook Promise as being a betrayal.
Sandy Hook Promise claims to “promote mental wellness, combat social isolation, and prevent gun violence,” but by far their strongest emphasis is on turning the public against the Second Amendment rights of Americans by subtly equating the support of gun rights with the murder of children, as their social media accounts clearly show.
A major push right now for the group is forcing the adoption of so-called “universal background checks,” which would prevent the private transfer or sale of firearms between friends and family members without a federal background check. The goal of such a system is to serve as de facto gun registry, and which serves no legitimate crime prevention purpose.
Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, opening acts for McGraw on his current tour, are also scheduled to play the show funding the gun control group.
Breitbart.com had this take on the Sandy Hook Promise group:
On December 15, Breitbart News reported that Sandy Hook Promise is a vehicle through which various relatives of Sandy Hook victims have joined to push gun control until it passes. Newtown father Mark Bearden joined the group pledging to “dedicate the rest of his life” to pursuing gun control.
It should be noted that there was 100 percent gun control at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012. No guns were allowed, period. You can’t have more gun than that. Moreover, there were laws against stealing guns and possessing stolen guns as well. But none of these laws stopped or even dissuaded Adam Lanza.
Gun control renders law-abiding citizens defenseless, but it does nothing to stop criminals from carrying out their treachery. Because of this, the money McGraw and Currington raise will ultimately succeed in making it harder for law-abiding citizens to acquire and carry the guns they need for self-defense.
To make matters even worse, McGraw fancies himself ready to be a governor…
PLEASE, Mr. McGraw, if the level of political ignorance you’ve displayed thus far in your music career is an indicator, PLEASE stay out of politics…we have enough Libtards who think they know everything in office, already.