Country musicians Faith Hill and Tim McGraw say they want “common sense” gun control following the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“Look, I’m a bird hunter – I love to wing-shoot,” McGraw said in a Thursday interview with Billboard.
“However, there’s some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control,” he continued.
“They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up. It’s not about the Second Amendment.”
Hill, who has been married to McGraw since 1996, noted that last month’s bloodshed in Las Vegas had impacted them personally.
“In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas, we knew a lot of people there,” she said. “The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in a war.”
“That’s not right,” Hill added. “Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians.”
“It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association [NRA], to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.”
Gunman Stephen Paddock last month opened fire on an outdoor country concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people dead and at least 546 more injured.
Responding police ultimately found Paddock dead inside his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from a seemingly self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities have since struggled to explain what motivated Paddock to commit the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo earlier this month said that Paddock, a frequent gambler had lost a “significant” amount of money two years before his rampage.
The massacre has had particular significance in the country music world as Paddock began firing when star singer Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.