Matthew McConaughey PRAISES Gun Control Plan – Thinks He Started It!
(TargetLiberty.org) – Actor Matthew McConaughey, who was born near the scene of last month’s Texas school massacre, has backed a new Senate push to reduce gun violence. Last week, he called on the president to do something. Did his intervention make a difference?
Matthew McConaughey comments on bipartisan framework for gun control package: 'something' has happened https://t.co/bdgSAFwCEU
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On June 12, a bipartisan group of 20 senators announced proposals aimed at reducing school shootings and general gun violence. The proposals include enhanced background checks for under-21s, stricter rules on gun sales to felons and people with mental health issues, and better security for schools. Importantly, the group includes 10 Republicans; that means it can reach the 60-vote threshold to win a Senate vote.
McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas, scene of the May 24 massacre of 19 elementary school students and 2 teachers by a mentally unstable 18-year-old with a legally purchased rifle. On June 7, the actor visited the White House and directly appealed to President Joe Biden for stricter gun control, telling a press briefing that gun violence should be a non-partisan issue and claiming “people in power have failed to act.”
Now, McConaughey seems to feel his intervention helped push the Senate into action and thanked them for acting. He says that last week he spoke to a senator who agreed “something” should be done — but it seems just as likely the Senate would have acted without him.
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