Matthew McConaughey passionately pleads for gun control at White House
The Guardian says Matthew McConaughey made an emotional plea for US lawmakers to pass gun control legislation during an appearance at the White House on Tuesday, where he urged Congress to “reach a higher ground”.
The Academy Award–winning actor called for bolstering background checks for gun purchases and raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15-style rifle from 18 to 21.
“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.
His speech came in the wake of last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary school in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two teachers.
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