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These Country Stars Want More Gun Control

Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard are participating in a new push for universal background checks

Country stars Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard are part of a new initiative that is pushing for more gun control in America.

Both musicians are part of a push by the apparel company Toms to pass universal background checks for gun sales.

Background checks have technically existed in firearm sales since 1998; but anti-gun leftists want to give the government more and more control and expand those checks. They want to make it harder for citizens to privately sell guns to one another.

“Proud of my friend @blakemycoskie and @toms for jumping into the discussion on how we can work together to #endgunviolence. He has a gift for bring people together and I’m happy to see him applying it to this cause,” wrote Bentley on Instagram.

The words were the caption to a picture with the Toms logo and a hand holding the peace sign with words, “End gun violence together.”

Check out the post below:

Many fans were not pleased with the stance and immediately tore into the post.

“Well you just alienated a huge portion of your fan base. Looks like I won’t bother going to any show that you perform in,” wrote one user.

Another responded by saying, “I won’t be buying your albums or frequenting your concerts.”

Yet another said, “Dierks, please stick to making music and stay away from my rights!!”

And yet another said, “Ya, because [gun control] works so good in Chicago, D.C., Baltimore. You just flushed your career down the toilet for some nonsense.”

Toms, the apparel company, has promised to donate $5 million to various organizations working to end gun violence and to push for gun control.

Its website urges people to call their representatives and press them to pass “universal background checks.”

Hubbard, meanwhile, is reportedly trying to get more country stars to join him and Bentley in pushing for gun control. He’s asked Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, and Taylor Swift to join the cause, according to Billboard.

Hubbard, 31, is best known as a member of Florida Georgia Line.

Hit songs from that band include tunes like “H.O.L.Y.,” “May We All” and “Round Here.”

Bentley, 43, is best known for such hit songs as “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Come a Little Closer,” “Drunk on a Plane,” and “Somewhere on a Beach.”

Bentley, 43, is best known for such hit songs as “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Come a Little Closer,” “Drunk on a Plane,” and “Somewhere on a Beach.”

Check out this video below of Hubbard speaking more about gun control: