After discovering a friend of a friend passed away in the tragic Florida school shooting, Tim McGraw put his platform into action by standing behind the young students who decided to use their voices toward gun reform.
McGraw made the reflective post in support of one of his associates, who lost a friend in the Parkland school massacre. Although the singer could have just briefly mentioned his condolences and grief toward the situation, he decided to make a statement applauding the teenagers that continue to fight for gun control after the trauma they went through.
“I learned one of the teachers who was shot in Florida at Stoneman Douglas, Scott Beigel, was a friend of one of my associates – they were camp counselors together. What an amazing man who lost his life protecting the children. That is a true hero. And I’m deeply moved by these students who are lifting their voices – challenging us to listen, learn, and make real changes. #NeverAgain,” McGraw said via his Instagram post.
In recent months, McGraw has vocalized his opinion toward the issue and even explained that it’s not about Second Amendment rights to him, but rather a big issue. His wife and fellow country singer, Faith Hill, also backed up her husband’s thoughts on the matter by telling Billboard that she doesn’t agree with the concept that adults in America are able to own weapons that are military-grade level.
“Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country,” Hill said during the interview.
Meanwhile, the couple will prepare for their upcoming Soul2Soul Tour that extended from last year into the summer of 2018. Dates and tickets are available through the Soul2Soul website.