Matthew McConaughey calls for responsible gun ownership, red flag laws at White House press briefing

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Actor Matthew McConaughey traveled to Washington, DC on Tuesday and gave an emotional press brief advocating for responsible gun ownership following the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas last month which happens to be his hometown.

The tragic school shooting by a lone gunman resulted in a death toll of 21, with 19 children and two teachers massacred.

McConaughey called for more gun control as he stood behind the lectern and argued that “people in power have failed to act.”

“We need background checks,” McConaughey said. “We need to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for those rifles. We need red flag laws and consequences for those who abuse them.”

“How can the loss of these lives matter?” he asked. “We need to recognize that this time it seems something is different.”

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