ザ・ “星間” スターは、彼と妻のカミラ・アルヴェスが国会議員とバイデン大統領を訪問し、銃法に注意を向け続けている白黒ビデオをアップロードしました.
“This is and was about gun responsibility,” the video began. “Camila and I met with over 30 members across both parties. We met with leaders of the Senate, the House and the president.”
“This is about mental health, safer schools and keeping guns out of the irresponsible hands that, by rule of law, still have access to them today,” the actor added.
“The solution must come from both sides.”
ビデオで, McConaughey and his wife are seen talking with various government officials, 含む その. チャックグラスリー, R-アイオワ, とセン. ナンシーペロシ, D-California.
“For ourselves, our children, 共和党員, Democrats and our fellow Americans … it’s time to be responsible,” the video concluded.
In early June, McConaughey made a trip to the White House to give an emotional plea to challenge gun ownership laws during a press briefing.
The 52-year-old actor is a native of Uvalde, テキサス, どこ 19 students and two teachers were killed by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos during a shooting at Robb Elementary May 24.
McConaughey said gun ownership should be a “nonpartisan” issue as he argued that “people in power have failed to act.”
“We need background checks,” he said from a lectern while suggesting changes to what he described as outdated gun laws. “We need to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for those rifles. We need red flag laws and consequences for those who abuse them.”
“How can the loss of these lives matter?” he reflected. “We need to recognize that this time it seems something is different.”
McConaughey said it was imperative that elected officials “通路の両側に” speak with each other to find solutions for the American people.
“We are in a window of opportunity right now that we have not been in before. A window where it seems like real change, real change can happen,” 彼は言った.
He recalled learning “responsible gun ownership” while growing up in the small south Texas town, 大まかに 80 miles outside of Austin.
McConaughey argued “responsible gun owners are fed up by the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals” and suggested that “both sides see above the political problem at hand.”
“Let’s come to the common table that represents the American people,” 彼は言った. “America — you and me — we are not as divided as we are being told we are. 番号。”
The shooting in Uvalde, テキサス, is the third most deadly school shooting in American history, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, どこ 28 people were killed in 2012, and the Virginia Tech shooting, に 2007, どこ 33 people died.