Matthew McConaughey Lauds Bipartisan Gun Control Package

Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols on October 1, 2019 for Scipt to Screen.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey praised the group of bipartisan senators who have agreed to framework tackling gun control and gun violence in the wake of a spate of mass shootings that culminated in the horrifying Robb Elementary school shooting in Texas. 

“For the first time in 30 years, ‘something’ has happened. The Senate has agreed on a bipartisan framework of policies that can enhance gun responsibility in America and save lives,” the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” star posted his Instagram Story on Sunday.  

“‘Something’ has been done in an effort to stop some of the deranged individuals that, with every horrific act, abuse and hijack the second amendment. ‘Something’ has moved that we hope can help deliver on our shared effort to make the loss of so many lives matter,” the actor continued.  

The Uvlade native addressed the nation in an emotional White House Press briefing on June 7, where he called for politicians to come together to reform gun control laws, which he called a “non-partisan” issue.

“Let’s recognize that today’s announcement doesn’t mean we have a solution, but it does support more responsible gun ownership,” he conceded. “There is still a lot of hard work for both parties, so let’s continue to encourage everyone at the table to act in good faith and give them our support to get this job done.”  

20 bipartisan Senators presented a “commonsense” proposal to curb gun violence on Sunday. The outline includes an “enhanced review process” that requires an investigation into the juvenile and mental health records of all gun buyers under the age of 21.  

McConaughey gave a shout out to the Republicans that were willing to work with the Democrats on the issue, and the liberals that allowed the conservatives “the space to do so.” 

“Today, we are announcing a commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” the Senators said in an announcement. “Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities.” 

Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons,” they continued. “Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.”

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11 months ago

You know this country is in serious trouble when actors dictate 2nd amendment rights.