Ugh this Sandy Hook Benefit Concert headlined by Tim McGraw was supposed to be for a good cause and now it’s causing a good headache for people. Now 11 of the 26 families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT are distancing themselves from the fundraiser.
According to the newspaper the Hartford Courant, the families released a statement explaining they aren’t associated with or supported by the Sandy Hook Promise organization. The non-profit’s stated purpose is to help protect children from gun violence, but these families want donors to understand the organization doesn’t represent all the victims’ families. Some of them feel Sandy Hook Promise is raising money off their dead children without their consent, in order to to lobby for tougher gun laws. In other words, with ulterior motives or agendas.
The drama started with Tim was attacked by conservatives for supporting anti gun motives. We saw a roller coaster of events happen as Billy Currington dropped out, Chase Bryant’s choice to say and Tim defended his stance because of his personal connect to the cause.
This personal connection to which McGraw refers is his fiddle player, Dean Brown, a longtime friend of Mark Barden, whose 7-year-old son, Daniel, was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.
At this point, this has escalated into something much bigger anyone ever anticipated. What do YOU think about it?
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I never thought this concert was to benefit the families of the victims of Sandy Hook. I checked out the group and their cause. Yes, they talk about “reasonable” gun control (whatever that means) but they also talk about mental health issues. We must stop polarizing issues and people or we will never solve any problems.
Tim was doing this show for the children, but since more has happened maybe he should not do the show.
Tim is not backing down from this and I think now that he should do the show.
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