The discussion of gun control is a hot topic across the country for years. Voicing his opinion on the matter is Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, who posted a video announcing his support of TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie’s End Gun Violence Together campaign.
“I just saw a statistic that said there were 307 mass shootings in the last 311 days in our country, which is terrifying and devastating,” Hubbard says in the clip. “I think we can all come together and all agree that something has to change. It’s unacceptable — we shouldn’t have to walk out of the house and live in fear anymore.”
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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
Adding that he’s a “proud gun owner” himself, he pleads with listeners to write a postcard to their local government representative in hopes of creating more strict background checks and addressing the issue of gun violence head on.
The campaign as not only garnered the attention of Hubbard, who joins celebrities including Josh Duhamel, Ryan Seacreast, Joe Jonas, and fellow country star Dierks Bentley.
The TOMS End Gun Violence Together campaign launched after Mycoskie’s appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared that TOMS would invest $5 million into organizations nationwide that address gun violence across various means.
“As I watched the horrific shootings in Thousand Oaks, just a few miles from TOMS’ headquarters and my home, I was overcome with immense fear for my own children and an understanding that parents across America — especially in communities of color — have been living with that same fear and loss for far too long,” Mycoskie said in a press release. “We’ve been inspired by the organizations who have led this movement and by the students who have shown us unimaginable bravery and tenacity. We are ready to do our part and are asking all of our supporters to join us.”
To join in with Hubbard and the cause, visit TOMS.com to learn more.