CBS: Fans Call Tim McGraw a ‘Walmart Cowboy’ Over Gun Control Fundraiser

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Brad Barket/Invision/AP

On Monday, CBS This Morning covered the fan outrage Tim McGraw is facing for committing to playing at a gun control fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise on July 17.

Sandy Hook Promise currently supports SB 941, a bill to ban private gun sales in Oregon and broaden legalized gun confiscation in the state. In 2014, Sandy Hook Promise opposed a push to arm teachers for self-defense in Georgia classrooms, although the goal of arming teachers was to prevent a Sandy Hook-like attack from happening that state.

McGraw has responded to the outrage by assuring everyone that he is a gun owner and that he is playing the gun control fundraiser for “community,” not gun control.

But according to This Morning, McGraw’s “plans to donate all the proceeds from [the] upcoming concert in Connecticut to the group Sandy Hook Promise have hit a sour note. They report that “many die hard fans” are calling out McGraw over what they consider bald hypocrisy, while others say the decision to play the gun control fundraiser proves that McGraw is just a “Walmart cowboy.”

This Morning reports that “country legend Travis Tritt [also] tweeted his disappointment” over news that McGraw is playing the gun control fundraiser.

On April 15, Tritt responded by to the Breitbart News report on McGraw’s participation in the gun control fundraiser by tweeting: “Please say it isn’t so!”

But it is so. And country music newcomer Chase Bryant still plans to play the fundraiser with McGraw.

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