CMT Tweets Support for Gun Control, Fans Freak Out

Singer Maren Morris is among the country music artists who support gun control. (Photo: Maren Morris Facebook)

Country music fans are reacting to CMT’s recent support for gun control—and they aren’t happy.

On June 4, just a few days before the annual CMT awards show, the official CMT Twitter account posted an image from Everytown for Gun Safety claiming that 100 Americans are killed with guns every day.

“We’re (virtually) wearing orange today in support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to call attention to the more than 100 lives that are lost every day to gun violence. #WearOrange and visit wearorange.org for more,” the station tweeted last week.

As fans of the station pointed out on Twitter, the #wearorange campaign is a project of Everytown for Gun Safety, one of the most anti-gun organizations in the country. Everytown was founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and supports banning and confiscating semi-automatic rifles, prohibiting private sales of firearms, and a host of other gun regulations.

Fans voiced their disapproval in the comments.

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Others pointed out the misleading nature of the statistic CMT posted.

The gun-control movement has come out in support of CMT, and many of the most recent comments on the post express agreement with the station’s position. But before the tweet garnered national media attention, the Los Angeles Times conducted an informal audit of fan response, and concluded that 95% of the commenters disagreed with CMT’s gun control position.

“A survey of the first 100 direct responses on the channel’s page showed an overwhelming majority unhappy with the message. Among the 100, only four were supportive, one neutral, and 95 disapproving,” the outlet reported.

Gun-control groups welcomed CMT with open arms.

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Shannon Watts, founder of the gun-control organization Moms Demand Action (a part of Everytown for Gun Safety), told the Los Angeles Times, “We’re proud to see such broad support from all across the country, including by CMT, to raise awareness and work to end gun violence. Because the fact is, the vast majority of Americans — including gun owners — support common sense gun safety laws to save lives.”

Despite the conservative leanings of country music fans, some of the top pop-country artists have expressed support for gun control. These include Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill.

CMT isn’t the only major American brand to totally misread its audience in recent years. In 2019, NASCAR rejected gun-related ads for its souvenir programs from multiple firearms companies, earning the ire of the gun industry and the National Rifle Association.

The CMT awards show is scheduled to be held tonight, June 9.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • R Jones June 11, 2021, 10:49 pm

    CMT, GAC, VH1 are all owned by MTV, no surprise that they finally broke their silence.
    While I usually enjoy watching and listening to the music videos in the morning, I’ll now just listen to the local radio station.

  • Donald Gaultney June 11, 2021, 5:33 pm

    To bad the Country music performers do not understand the Stance. You are either an entertainer or a politician for the Left . You must make your choice. CMT has to go in my family

  • a11four1 June 11, 2021, 2:35 pm

    “The CMT awards show is scheduled to be held tonight, June 9.”

    PERFECT! Today is June 11th. I missed it again!
    They listened to current, so-called version of Country Music where I worked.
    F’n stupidest, repetitive, unimaginative, inane, musical void of formulated crap imaginable.
    Funny, they hated rap for precisely same reasons, ONLY thing we agreed on.

  • Walleye June 11, 2021, 2:10 pm

    CMT must’a ripped a page out of NASCAR’s playbook on how to pi$$ off their fans. First NASCAR banned the Stars & Bars and now CMT goes all woke against 99.99% of their pro 2A viewers? Who in the he!! is running these turncoat operations… Disney?

  • Mark Brown June 11, 2021, 2:07 pm

    well, that just ended all my Nashville trips….shame. I really loved that city.

  • James Eric June 11, 2021, 1:54 pm

    CMT and M.M. can crawl in bed with the D. Chicks….piss on em all!

  • William June 11, 2021, 12:34 pm

    These so-called celebrities should be really happy in Canada where their dream of a gun-controlled utopian has already come true. I call them so-called because I have only heard of 3 of them. Tim McGraw made the most beneficial career move ever when he married Faith. His career was holding on by a thread until he married her. He proved phony when the 2 of them put out a PSA about “family” then he released a song about getting a girl knocked up in a convertible and then she had an abortion. An excellent role model for the world to follow!

  • Easy Eddie June 11, 2021, 11:22 am

    Maren Morris has been overrated since she first stepped onto a stage. And now she’s done nothing to improve that image. (sigh) Goodbye, Maren.

  • WB June 11, 2021, 10:50 am

    In a world where George Floyd has become an icon, does any of this surprise anyone anymore?
    American politics and media and big tech is absolutely rotten to the core.
    As Jack Nicholson pointed out so many years ago in his iconic role as the Joker ” This town needs an enema ”
    The Evil is pushing this Country into self destruction.
    And unfortunately it’s probably going to come to that.
    WB-USMC-RET.

  • Charlie June 11, 2021, 8:59 am

    Goodbye CMT,don’t let the door hit ya on yer Ass on the way out !

  • Dr Motown June 11, 2021, 7:35 am

    The only way to stop organizations/artists from forcing their views down your throat is by hitting them in the pocket books.

  • DEFENDER June 11, 2021, 7:22 am

    When a Drunk kills someone with a Car – we put them in jail.
    We don’t “Ban” Cars.

    How hard is this “concept” to understand ?

    Don’t get me started on “Gun Free – Kill Zones”.

    – Aurora Theater
    – Calif office meeting/party – 2 Islam terrorists.
    – Pulse Night Club
    – Ad infinitum.
    – More

    “Gun Free” – “Not for me”

    Dem Solutions ? :
    Speed limit in town is 45mph.
    Teens are speeding thru at 70mph.
    Dem/”Every Town” Solution:
    Lower speed limit to 35mph.

    I dont know what the hell is wrong with All “My Guns”:
    NONE of my many guns has EVER gotten up, walked out and Killed ANYONE.

  • Anthony Romano June 11, 2021, 7:15 am

    Not a fan of country music but CMT really misread its audience for sure. NRA has a Country segment in American Rifleman magazine that features a different country artist and their pro gun stance.

  • Jesse Scott June 11, 2021, 6:19 am

    I don’t care what people say on twitter. That is a voice box for the simple minded. I also don’t care about CMT or watch it. I have my own mind, support all things 2A, and listen to country as I please.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) June 9, 2021, 10:11 pm

    Oh get over it, it’s Twitter. It’s not out there in the real world. Twitter is like peeing yourself in dark pants, you get a warm feeling but nobody really notices. Twitter is about as pointless as American soccer or Canadian football.

    • Jim June 11, 2021, 3:58 am

      Twitter is the real world for almost all young Americans. If gun owners don’t take these platforms seriously its a huge mistake. Antigunners sure do.

    • Jim Beam June 11, 2021, 8:40 am

      If you really feel that way then why don’t we ban all Democrats from Twitter. It shouldn’t bother you right?

  • DeltaLimaEcho June 9, 2021, 8:18 pm

    Yup,
    Done with CMT. Too much pop anyway.

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