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Matthew McConaughey took to social media on Friday to share a message about gun reform.
The “Interstellar” star uploaded a black-and-white video of him and his wife Camila Alves visiting members of Congress and President Biden as he continues to raise awareness about gun laws.
“This is and was about gun liability,” the video began. “Camila and I met with over 30 members of both parties. We met with the leaders of the Senate, the House and the President.”
“It’s about mental health, safer schools and keeping guns out of the irresponsible hands that the rule of law says still have access to them today,” the actor added.
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“The solution must come from both sides.”
In the video, McConaughey and his wife are seen talking with various government officials, including Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Nancy Pelosi, D-California.
“For ourselves, our children, Republicans, Democrats, and our fellow Americans…it’s time to be accountable,” the video concludes.
In early June, McConaughey visited the White House to make an emotional appeal to challenge gun ownership laws during a press briefing.
The 52-year-old actor is from Uvalde, Texas, where 19 students and two teachers were killed by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos in a May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary.
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McConaughey said gun ownership should be a “non-partisan” issue, as he argued “those 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“We need background checks,” he said from a lectern while suggesting changes to what he described as outdated gun laws.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 buy an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for these rifles. We need red flag laws and consequences for those who misuse them. .”
“How can the loss of these lives matter?” he reflected. “We have to recognize that this time it looks like something is different.”
McConaughey said it was imperative that elected officials “on both sides of the aisle” talk to each other to find solutions for the American people.
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“We’re in a window of opportunity right now that we weren’t in before. A window where it looks like real change, real change can happen,” he said.
He remembers learning ‘responsible gun ownership’ growing up in the small south texas townabout 80 miles outside of Austin.
McConaughey argued that “responsible gun owners are tired of the Second Amendment being abused and misused by deranged individuals” and suggested that “both sides see above the ongoing political issue”.
“Let’s come to the common table that represents the American people,” he said. “America – you and me – we are not as divided as we are told. Nope.”
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The shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is the third deadliest school shooting in American history, after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, where 28 people were killed in 2012, and the Virginia Tech shooting, in 2007, where 33 people died.
Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.
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