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Country Music Television Makes Dunce Move with New Anti-Gun Campaign

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It seems as if the geniuses over at cable network Country Music Television (CMT) don’t know their audience very well after millions erupt in anger at the network’s new anti-gun “wear orange” campaign.

Country music is usually thought of as the all-American music genera, apple pie, the Red, White, and Blue, truck, beer, and a love for the Constitution and the Second Amendment. But apparently the execs at CMT missed the memo.

Last week, the wayward country station urged its viewers to “wear orange” to protest the Second Amendment and to show support for wide-ranging gun bans.

Per Fox News:

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“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,” the ViacomCBS-owned entity tweeted Friday ahead of the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday.

The campaign, citing fatal injury reports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the years 2015 through 2019, claimed that “Every day more than 100 Americans are killed with guns.” “Wear Orange” is part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s gun control campaign, which is backed by Michael Bloomberg.

Fox drily added: “The effort was met with intense criticism from many on social media.”

That is putting it mildly.

Many social media users thought that CMT was making a dunce move:

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.