Matthew McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, Texas, appeared to call for tighter gun control laws without explicitly stating so in a statement following yesterday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in his hometown.
McConaughey wrote in a statement shared on social media: “Once again we have tragically demonstrated that we are not responsible for the rights our freedoms confer we. “The real call to action now is for every American to look in the mirror longer and deeper, and ask ourselves, ‘What do we really value? How do we fix the problem? What small sacrifices can we personally make today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow? ‘ We cannot breathe out again, making excuses and accepting these tragic realities as the status quo.”
Although clearly confused and frustrated, McConaughey did not specifically mention guns, gun control laws, or the Second Amendment in his statement. Instead, he declared, “it’s time we reassess and renegotiate our wants from our needs,” and said it’s time to “realign our values and find common ground on America’s brutal reality has become a tragic problem for our children.”
“This is an epidemic we can control, and no matter which side of the aisle we may be on, we all know we can do better,” McConaughey continued. We have to do better. Action must be taken so that no parent has to go through what parents in Uvalde and others have before they have.”
The actor ended with a message to the families of the victims, writing: “And to those who abandoned their loved ones today without knowing it was goodbye, no words can understand or heal. mount your loss, but if prayers can bring any consolation, we will keep giving.”
At least 19 children and two adults were killed at Robb Primary School, a school that educates second, third and fourth graders. The shooter was identified as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old who lived in Uvalde and died at the scene.
Along with McConaughey, others who spoke out included Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo. The second, during a performance in Los Angeles last night, said, “I wish we would never have to worry about our safety or our lives in places dedicated to learning. our practice and development. And it breaks my heart because this is the reality we live in – and we need stricter gun control laws in America. “
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