Actor Matthew McConaughey joins White House press briefing on guns
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Matthew McConaughey is an actor and gun-policy advocate. He will join Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, on Tuesday at the Biden administration’sDaily Press Briefing
McConaughey wrote that McConaughey’s White-House appearance came a day after McConaughey made his film roles in “The Wedding Planner” (and “Dallas Buyers Club”) an op-ed in the The Austin American-StatesmanThe article is titled “It’s time to act on gun responsibility.”
In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting that killed 19 children in Uvalde (Texas) and left two educators dead, McConaughey called on lawmakers to recognize the differences between “control” gun and “responsibility”.
I believe responsible and law-abiding Americans are entitled to the Second Amendment right to carry arms, which was enshrined in our founding documents. I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children,” he wrote.
McConaughey stated that there is no Constitutional barrier to gun liability. It is not only responsible to keep firearms from being used by dangerous individuals, but it also protects the Second Amendment. We can do both.”
The Biden administration has called upon CongressTo pass gun control laws in the aftermath of two mass shootings that dominated headlines: Uvalde elementary school massacre and another racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket, New York, which left 10 people dead.