No parent has taken the recent slew of school shootings lightly. It takes courage to send your children away for school, much less when you are afraid a mentally disturbed person could enter their school with intent to do harm. After the shooting in Parkland, FL that claimed 17 lives, people are standing up to demand change. Tim McGraw has joined that chorus by showing support for the teenagers “challenging us to listen, learn, and make real changes.”
Country musicians are notoriously silent when it comes to current events. To see any established artist support a political movements is momentous. But for McGraw, a parent, enough is enough.
In a recent Instagram post, McGraw revealed another connection he has to the shooting in Parkland.
“I learned one of the teachers who was shot in Florida at Stoneman Douglas, Scott Beigel, was a friend of one of my associates – they were camp counselors together. What an amazing man who lost his life protecting the children. That is a true hero.”
And while he didn’t reveal his specific thoughts on how to change our gun laws or protect our children, McGaw supported the activism of the high school students that is pushing real legislative change in ways we have not seen before.
“I’m deeply moved by these students who are lifting their voices – challenging us to listen, learn, and make real changes. #NeverAgain“