Tim McGraw and Faith Hill voice support for gun control: 'We all want a safe country'

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Two weeks after last month's tragedy in Las Vegas, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill voiced their support for gun control in an interview with Billboard magazine.

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In October, a lone shooter opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others.

"Look, I’m a bird hunter -- I love to wing shoot. However, there is some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control," McGraw told Billboard magazine.

"They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up," McGraw added of violent incidents. "It’s not about the Second Amendment."

PHOTO: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill arrive at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.Michael Tran/FilmMagic via Getty Images
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill arrive at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.

McGraw and Hill, both 50, are promoting their first album together, "The Rest of Our Lives," out Nov. 17.

"In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas," his wife continued, “we knew a lot of people there. The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war. That’s not right."

"Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians," Hill said. "It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country."

Since their interview with Billboard, a gunman in Texas targeted churchgoers last Sunday and killed 26, according to police, who have included an unborn child in the death count.

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