NEW YORK – John Rich is challenging his fellow country music stars to a friendly debate over the Second Amendment.
Rich, one half of the country duo Big & Rich, has never been one to shy away from politics. And when the “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy” singer heard his friends and fellow artists Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard were part of a new push for gun control, the proud Texan was really interested to hear their side.
“Successful artists, while they’re only one person, or a couple of people, whatever it is, they have millions of fans,” the 44-year-old told Fox News exclusively. “So when they speak, those millions of fans hear what they say.”
Rich said he knows Bentley and Hubbard personally and has worked with them previously. He stressed that he has nothing but respect for them — but he does want to engage them in a conversation over the Second Amendment.
“The issue with gun control, you look at it and you go, ‘These maniacs, these vicious people are taking a weapon and shooting people with it.’ And then the flip side of that is, right now, I’m in New York City and back in Nashville is my wife and my two little kids,” Rich said. “And if somebody breaks into my house, which rifle would you suggest I tell my wife to grab?
“Which one should she grab? The one that gives her the best chance at protecting her and my kids or the one that doesn’t?” Rich asked fellow country music artists. “Those are the types of questions I would like to ask them.”
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