Matthew McConaughey calls for gun control in emotional speech

Matthew McConaughey calls for gun control in emotional speech

Matthew McConaughey calls for gun control in emotional speech

Aljazeera says Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has appeared at the White House to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honour of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at a primary school in his hometown of Uvalde in Texas.

In a highly-personal 22-minute speech on Tuesday, McConaughey used his star power to argue strongly for legislation, vividly detailing the loss of the 19 children and two teachers in the second-worst mass school shooting in the history of the United States.

McConaughey, a gun owner himself, called on Congress to bolster background checks for gun purchases and raise the minimum age to buy an AR-15-style rifle to 21 from 18.

“We want secure and safe schools and we want gun laws that won’t make it so easy for the bad guys to get the damn guns,” McConaughey said.



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