Matthew McConaughey tells the stories of children killed in Texas in an emotional speech at the White House

Actor Matthew McConaughey gave a highly critical emotional speech at a briefing at the White House on Tuesday, telling the stories of children killed in a shooting at a primary school in Uvalde, Texas. He called for more action on gun control.

McConaughey himself was born in Uvalde. He and his wife, Camilla Alves, spent most of the past week with the families of the children killed in his hometown. The actor showed photos of their drawings and brought to the briefing hall green sneakers, which one of the dead girls wore every day and which were used to identify her body after the shooting.

Matthew McConaughey said he needed to tell their personal stories to show that action needed to be taken and to honor the memory of the 19 children and two teachers killed in primary school last month.

He said there was now a “window of opportunity” to introduce a meaningful reform of arms legislation, and called for detailed checks on the past of their holders, raising the minimum age for the purchase of AR-15 to 21, and period on hold when buying a semi-automatic weapon, etc.

“These are reasonable, practical, tactical provisions for our nation, states, communities, schools, and homes. Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and being held hostage by crazy people. These provisions are not a step backward. “They are a step forward for civil society and the Second Amendment,” McConaughey said in a 20-minute speech on the podium.

During his highly emotional speech, McConaughey spoke in detail about the dreams of the murdered children – one wanted to be a marine biologist, another was preparing to read a Bible verse at church next week, and a third wanted to apply to an art school. Paris.

“You can feel the shock in the city. You can feel the pain, the denial, the frustration, the anger, the guilt, the sadness, the loss of lives, the cessation of dreams,” he said.

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