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Country music star Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line stood up for gun control on social media and is asking his fellow singers to do the same.

Hubbard uploaded a video to his Instagram account last week in which he announced his partnership with the shoe and apparel company Toms, which is facilitating those who want to back universal background checks to send a note to their representatives in Congress.

“Please hear my heart,” Hubbard said in the caption of his first video. “This is not a political post, but a post about the betterment of humanity.

“It’s time we start the uncomfortable conversations to make a change in our country. It starts with us. Let’s #EndGunViolenceTogether.”

He then went on to encourage his fans to send a letter to their representatives to act on universal background checks, which he called something that “more than 90% of Americans agree on.”

 

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Please hear my heart. This is not a political post, but a post about the betterment of humanity. Its time we start the uncomfortable conversations to make a change in our country. It starts with us. Let’s #EndGunViolenceTogether. Go to TOMS.com to send your Representatives a postcard demanding they take action on what more than 90% of Americans agree on: universal background checks. I’m proud to partner with @TOMS to #endgunviolencetogether

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The country music singer didn’t end there, though. Two days after his original video, Hubbard uploaded a second video, thanking those who had taken action and sent letters to their representatives and asking other artists to follow his lead.

“To my friends, to my peers, to other artists: I know we’ve all been affected by gun violence directly or indirectly,” Hubbard said in the follow-up video.

“I just want to say it’s our time to take a stand, to join together. I know a lot of you guys are on the fence about posting a video, but I just want to challenge you — either repost my video or shoot your own video and just continue to spread the word.”

The caption on the second video read:

“Challenging my country music family to come together with the 90% of Americans who want to pass universal background checks and #endgunviolencetogether.

He then tagged a number of high profile country stars, including Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, and Eric Church.

 

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Challenging my country music family to come together with the 90% of Americans who want to pass universal background checks and #endgunviolencetogether Many of us are proud gun owners but ALL of us want to keep our fans, friends, and families safe Please post a video and let’s drive more of our fans to TOMS.com to send a postcard to their representative and make our voices heard.  It takes less than 30 seconds but will change history and save lives I challenge: @jasonaldean @lukebryan @taylorswift @blakeshelton @jakeowenofficial @mirandalambert @kelseaballerini @ladyantebellum @littlebigtown @coleswindell @russelled @thomasrhettakins @carlypearce @lukecombs @kanebrown_music @morganwallen @jimmieallen @briankelley @leebrice @locash @carrieunderwood @bradpaisley @thetimmcgraw @keithurban @marenmorris @samhuntmusic @kennychesney @bigandrichofficial @ericchurchmusic @chrisstapleton @chrislane @canaansmith @brothersosborne @dustinlynchmusic @danandshay

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Hubbard isn’t the only star to take a stand, however.

Country singer Dierks Bentley also posted on social media about his partnership with Toms, encouraging “the discussion on how we can work together to #endgunviolence.”

Hubbard disabled the comments on his posts, but Bentley didn’t do the same.

As of Thursday morning, there were more than 1,300 comments on Bentley’s post, the majority of which appeared to be decidedly negative toward the gun control campaign.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. James Kelly

    December 7, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Hear your heart, won’t hear your music.

    • Karen Le Seure

      December 7, 2018 at 4:40 am

      Personally, I have never heard of this so called ‘country music star’. I don’t ever remember seeing country music stars wearing earrings in both ears???? I mean a guy….. Why do these self anointed people think they are smarter than we are and tell us we don’t need our guns???? Yeah, wouldn’t be hearin’ your music.

  2. PT

    December 7, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Doesn’t realize who is audience is. Very STUPID move on his part.

    • L. J. Cardin

      December 7, 2018 at 4:30 am

      You will quickly become a unknown star. Do you realize that all Americans have the right os self protection?
      You are now a HAS BEEN or a USTA WAS star/

  3. Greg

    December 7, 2018 at 3:19 am

    How about all you big buckeroos get out into the neighborhoods where real gun violence is prevelent to “make a difference” and shut your trap with background crap that will do absolutely nothing (except put us all in danger).

  4. Michael Snyder

    December 7, 2018 at 3:55 am

    What an ass…leave my freaking guns alone you damn jerks.

  5. Michael_T

    December 7, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Star? I’ve listened to Country Music since 1960,and I don’t recognize his name. I am listening to WSM in Nashville as I type this. They play Country Music, not Pop music which has appropriated the name.

  6. Meredith Washburn

    December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    90% of Americans? Did he just pull that number out of thin air!?

  7. Linda

    December 7, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Who is this clown? Country Music Star must be bestowed upon anyone who has a guitar. He thinks he’s more important than he is. He and his little dudette friends can be a gun free zone.

  8. Joe

    December 7, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    NEVER HEARD OF HER

  9. ON THE ROCK

    December 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    WE CAN’T CHANCE UNIVESAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO TAKE ALL GUNS AWAY FROM CITIZENS. UNDER A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY, NOBODY WOULD PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK EXCEPT THEIR PERSONAL BODY GUARDS. THE BAD PEOPLE WOULD STILL HAVE GUNS AND CRIME WOULD RUN RAMPANT. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT NO COUNTRY WILL TRY TO INVADE THE U.S. BECAUSE MILLIONS OF CITIZENS HAVE GUNS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND FIGHT BACK. SO THIS HUBBARD GUY GETS A BIG CHECK FROM A COMPANY SPEW OUT HIS NOT THOUGHT THROUGH IDEAS. JUST ANOTHER SNOWFLAKE. OH YEAH, NEVER HEARD OF HIM!

  10. Larry Hasbro

    December 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Another celeb gonna force feed us his opinions and we are suppilose to folliw him. Azzholes like these celebs are a dime a dozen kissing leftist song company’s to keep selling there puke music. Go away hiney.

  11. Randie

    December 7, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    He and his buddy are Florida Georgia Line, a Country Duo Group

  12. Jenny Miller

    December 8, 2018 at 5:53 am

    We will destroy this “artist.” We will destroy Dick’s Sporting Goods. People do not understand the power of JESUS. JESUS = GUNS. MAGA!

  13. patroklos

    December 8, 2018 at 5:54 am

    We will destroy this “artist.” We will destroy Dick’s Sporting Goods. People do not understand the power of JESUS. JESUS = GUNS. MAGA!

  14. sluggo

    December 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Arrogant liberals like this moron, Hubbard, would do the country MUCH MUCH MORE service to end gun violence, if they would actually LEARN WHY murderers like Cruz was able to “legally” buy a gun…it was ALL due to obama and Eric Holder and their idiotic policy of not arresting negro and latino thugs for crimes in high school, so that they would not have police records upon graduation…which is why the murderer Nicolas Cruz, was able to buy the gun he murdered the people with at Parkland. obama is the TRUE CAUSE of Cruz being able to murder people…NOT the gun he used. Hubbard, Swift, McGraw…ANYONE that doesn’t KNOW that fact needs to research things a bit before they go off on their obama ass kissing, socialist, anti American, bleeding heart rants.

    Wipe out ALL obama policies….MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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