Uvalde Resident Matthew McConaughey Calls For ‘Action’ After School Shooting

By Moody College of Communication from Austin, USA - Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86256727

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey called for Americans to take action after the elementary school mass shooting that killed twenty-one in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

The “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” star released a lengthy statement via Instagram following the massacre at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday, after an 18-year-old shooter barricaded himself in a classroom and gunned down 19 children and two adults.   

“As you all are aware, there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” McConaughey began.

He called for Americans to figure out, “What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and neighborhood tomorrow?”  

McConaughey said it’s “it’s time we re-evaluate, and renegotiate our wants from our needs. We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground,” because the “American reality” is affecting the nation’s children. 

“This is an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we may stand on, we all know we can do better. We must do better. Action must be taken so that no parent has to experience what the parents in Uvalde and the others before them have endured,” he concluded.   

The “Dallas Buyers Club” star previously considered running for governor of Texas, and was polled to be a real contender against Gov. Greg Abbott and democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the current race. McConaughey announced his decision to stay out of politics in November 2021. 

“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward, one category of service I’ve been exploring is politics. Been considering a run for governor of Texas,” he said in a Twitter video. “It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.” 

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10 months ago

Don’t even think about trying to use the “good ole boy” technique to suggest screwing with the 2nd amendment Matthew. The rights guaranteed in the second amendment are as valid now (maybe even more so) as they were when the amendment was added to the Constitution centuries ago. I was hoping you were not dumb enough to buy into the premise that the rights of citizens to own guns is valid if there are only a certain number of disasters like the Uvalde school massacre, like one too many calls for new gun laws. Those looking to control guns are really looking to control citizens like any other tyrannical government. We can’t compromise and allow just a few rights to be usurped. No! Gun control is like pregnancy. One can’t be just a little pregnant.

10 months ago

to Matthew McConaughey…you really want to solve these problems then get rid of the Democrats and Hollywood Communist actors. We had no where near this seriousness of a problem until ‘we the people’ voted Donald Trump in for President and the Democrats couldn’t stand it because they lost their Global Government. Then to make matters worse, Big business and Tech business put their 2 cents into something that was absolutely none of their business. Then too make matters even more worse the Hollywood Communist actors also started putting their 2 cents into something that was also NONE of their business !!
It looks like maybe McCarthy was right about Hollywood back in the 60’s, doesn’t it ??

10 months ago
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The problem is much deeper than Democrats and Communist actors. It goes back to the religions taught in our public schools and universities – humanism, which makes Man its idol, and Nature, aka evolution. But humans are quite incompetent at being gods, and the belief in mindless randomness as a “designer” is absurd. St. Paul wrote truly of the followers of these religions, “Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Romans 1:22-23)

The consequences are horrible. Among them are people with deadened consciences who kill even their own children for the sake of their pleasures. “Gun violence” is not the problem. Violent and selfish people are a consequence of the real problem, which is rejection of God and His word. Every one of these mass shooters in some way viewed himself as a god and sought to express that view in death and destruction. As Hosea wrote of idolatry in his day, “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” (Hosea 8:7a)

Just as evil are the politicians who exploit these horrors for the sake of their own power. I have noticed for years, well before President Trump even ran for the office, that mass killings always seem to happen when leftist politicians most need a distraction from their own failings. Is this Satan’s influence, or is it simply that leftists fail so often than such distractions are always convenient for them?