After meeting with President Joe Biden, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, made a passionate plea for gun reform at Tuesday’s White House press briefing, as Congress considers new legislation this week.
McConaughey, noting he was a gun owner, offered extensive details of his meetings with grieving families last week in his hometown.
“The common thread — independent of the anger and the confusion and sadness — it was the same. How can these families continue to honor these deaths by keeping the dreams of these children and teachers alive? How can we make the loss of these lives matter?” he began.”While we honor and acknowledge the victims, we need to recognize that this time, seems that something is different.”
“Can both sides see beyond the political problem at hand and admit that we have a life preservation problem on our hands?” he continued. “We’re got to take a sober, humble, and honest look in the mirror and rebrand ourselves based on what we truly value.”