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Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at the White House to urge gun measures

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Actor Matthew McConaughey native of Uvalde, Texas urged lawmakers to act on gun control tuesday in impassioned remarks uttered in unexpected appearance on podium in the White House briefing room, adding another twist in heated debate over the firearms that stirred up Washington in commemoration of several mass shootings.

McConaughey emotionally told stories of 19 children and two teachers killed by an elementary school shooter in in small South Texas city on May 24th. He said that he and his wife Camila Alves spent the most of last a week with victims’ families in his hometown.

“You know that everyone one of these parents wanted what they asked us for? that each parent separately expressed in them way Camille and me? What they want their childrendreams about live on”McConaughey said. “They want make them lose of meaning of life”.

Then the actor called on legislators in Washington to take action on gun scrutiny as lawmakers try to forge a bipartisan Congressional response to the recent mass shootings. expectations for The quick deal disappeared on Tuesday even when the participants in negotiations kept hope for chances for possible agreement.

“Responsible gun hosts are fed up with Some crazy people are abusing the Second Amendment and kidnapping it,” McConaughey said. “These rules are not step backthey step forward for Civil Society and the Second Amendment”.

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McConaughey and Alves spent Tuesday morning on capitol hill meeting with Republicans and Democrats will debate gun control. He also met with President Biden before entering the White House briefing room with Click secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said the actor wanted to use its platform to deliver the message of common-meaning gun measures.

The appearance of the actor was reflected how in killing at an elementary school in Texas with his shocking number of young victims, attracted the attention of the country.

McConaughey, a common noun from such movies as “Dazed and Confused” and “Dallas Buyers Club”, not a political figure, but flirted last year with Run for governor of Texas finally announcing in November what did he decide against It. “Like a simple child was born in small city of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I one day reckon for political leadership,” McConaughey said. in video at the time, adding that he would look for other ways to make a difference.

McConaughey gave some directions of his political leanings, since he considered the campaign speaking in one indicate that he was more of “folk and philosophical poet-statesman” than a politician. He said he would not force vaccinations. young children against coronavirus, and that his two younger children were not vaccinated.

On Tuesday he introduced himself small-Texas city and gun owner who early acquaintance with firearms, but who supports responsible gun property and occupies issue with those who wrong to use the Second Amendment.

Legislators, he says, have a window of opportunity now pass meaningful gun-control changes. The actor called for in creation of waiting period for acquisition of AR-15 rifles, as well as for raising the minimum age for purchase of this type of weapons up to 21. He also called for universal background checks and red flag laws.

Responsibility for carrying guns is something that “most Americans agree with,” he said. on more than us.”

“This should be non-partisan issue” said McConaughey. “What should don’t be a partisan issue. There is no democratic or republican value in one one act of these arrows.

In an interview with Fox News host Bret Bayer said after his appearance at the McConaughey White House that his main take from his conversations with members of Congress was that this time something different, in link to new gun- control measures.

“The consensus word that I hear and the phrase is that this is different, that there is some more momentum,” McConaughey said.

On the right, he said, there are some things that legislators “are reluctant to give up decisively.”

“As well as on in the left they are ready to say: “You know what we can want the whole loaf, but, okay, we’ll take a piece of bread,” the actor said.

“I was told that this novel something is happening right now, he added.

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The actor told reporters that he mother taught kindergarten less than a mile from Robb Elementary School, scene of shooting. Uvalde, according to him, is the city where he “learned responsible gun possession.”

going to back to your hometown in commemoration of the shooting, he said, was shocking.

“You could feel pain, denial, frustration, anger, guilt, sadness, loss. of life, dreams stopped,” he said.

McConaughey also showed artifacts of murdered children, including a drawing made on one of victims, Alicia Ramirez, 10 years old, who had visions of going to art school in Paris showing herself together with a friend is looking for down on her from heaven.

Other of murdered little girls, Maite Rodriguez, who was also ten, wanted being a marine biologist, McConaughey recalled.

“Maite took care for in environment so strong that when city asked her mother if they could release some balloons in sky in her memory mother said, “Oh no, Mayte don’t want litter,” he said.

Mate, according to McConaughey, wore high-top green converse.with her heart was her hand drawn on right toe because they represented her love of nature”. Alves sitting next to McConaughey in briefing room showed a couple of shoes.

“These are the same green Converse on her legs that turned out be the only one clear evidence that could have identified her after the shooting,” McConaughey said.

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Tyler Hromadka
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