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Matthew McConaughey’s Powerful White House Speech On Gun Control
Matthew McConaughey, an actor who has starred in many Hollywood movies, appeared at the White House and gave an emotional speech. Calling for improved gun restrictions after recent shootings across America left children dead and injured.
The actor tearfully tells the public about how he had to see grieving families from his hometown while preparing for their children’s burial.
“We heard from so many people: Families of the deceased, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, border patrol, and responsible gun owners. Who won’t give up their Second Amendment rights? They all said, ‘We want secure and safe schools, and we want gun laws that won’t make it so easy for the bad guys to get these damn guns.'”
The actor told lawmakers that the age of individuals who can purchase guns should be increased from 18 to 21. McConaughey also said that there should be background checks and other provisions in the bill.
McConaughey is a gun rights advocate, and his efforts have made him well-known. He’s won an Oscar for his role in the movie “Dallas Players Club.” But more importantly, he speaks out against guns on behalf of everyone. This year, The Austin American-Statesman published his op-ed, “It’s Time to Act on Gun Responsibility.”
“I believe that responsible, law-abiding Americans have a Second Amendment right, enshrined by our founders, to bear arms. I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children,” McConaughey said in the op-ed.
“There is no constitutional barrier to gun responsibility,” McConaughey added in the writeup. “Keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people is not only the responsible thing to do. It is the best way to protect the Second Amendment. We can do both.”
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