Country heavyweights Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard are using their platform for good.
The pair, alongside the TOMs clothing company, met with the U.S. Congress on Friday to voice their support to enact universal background checks when it comes to buying a firearm.
Both Hubbard and Bentley shared a link to the TOMS website, urging fans to send an e-postcard to their state’s Congress representative asking for a change.
“More than 90% of Americans support universal background checks. And I’m one of them,” reads a postcard from the website.
TOMS is giving $5 million to various gun control organizations.
“Proud of my friend Blake Mycoskie and TOMS for jumping into the discussion on how we can work together to #endgunviolence,” wrote Bentley on Instragram on Wednesday. “He has a gift for bringing people together and I’m happy to see him applying it to this cause.”
In a separate post, Hubbard addressed the issue, “As a proud gun owner myself, that’s a right and a privilege I take very, very serious,” he said. “We can all come together and agree that something has to change. It’s unacceptable. We shouldn’t have to walk out of the house and live in fear anymore.”
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Please hear my heart. This is not a political post, but a post about the betterment of humanity. Its time we start the uncomfortable conversations to make a change in our country. It starts with us. Let’s #EndGunViolenceTogether. Go to TOMS.com to send your Representatives a postcard demanding they take action on what more than 90% of Americans agree on: universal background checks. I’m proud to partner with @TOMS to #endgunviolencetogether
Bentley and Hubbard just some of the numerous celebrities how have taken a public stand against gun violence, including Amy Schumer, Gal Gadot, Julianne Moore and many more.