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Matthew McConaughey Addresses School Shooting in his Texas Hometown

The Dallas Buyers Club star Matthew McConaughey recently put out his thoughts on the shooting that took place in his hometown Texas on social media. Keep scrolling to learn what Matthew had to say on the whole matter.

All About the school shooting that happened in Texas

For those of you who are unaware, on May 24, 2022, Tuesday, a teenage gunman killed a total of 19 students and 2 adults after storming into a Texas elementary school. A few others also got injured and some are currently in critical condition.

US President Joe Biden commented on the school shooting in a televised speech and said,  “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name we’re going to stand up to the gun lobby, when in God’s name we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done.”

Matthew expressed his thoughts on the school shooting in Texas on Instagram

The 52-year-old took to his Instagram to let out all his thoughts on the school shooting that took place in his hometown Texas. He spent the first 12 years of his life in Uvalde, which is nearly 80 miles west of San Antonio. It is the place where the incident unfolded.

The Oscar-winning actor wrote, “As you are all aware, there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.”

Matthew further added, “The true call to action now is for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?’ We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo.”

The Uvalde native went on to say, “This is an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we may stand on, we all know we can do better. We must do better. Action must be taken so that no parent has to experience what the parents in Uvalde and the others before them have endured.”

The fans’ reaction to Matthew’s message

One user wrote, “@McConaughey We need to find funding for a think tank on the prevention of gun violence. Then we need to populate that think tank with a sample from every race, color, creed, religion and political affiliation to discuss and debate solutions.” #EndGunViolence

Another fan tweeted, “We don’t need to take a look at ourselves in the mirror. This is simple problem and we know what the solution is. But the politicians aren’t doing the will of people that put them in office. They aren’t taking action.”

Followed by a user who penned, “Matthew McConaughey Addresses School Shooting In His Texas Hometown. I hear u say, is all law-abiding gun owners should give up their guns. That way these crazies can shoot more people. It does not land at the feet of American, it lands directly on Dems doing 0 to deal w/crisis.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to Matthew’s thoughts on the school shooting incident that happened in Uvalde, Texas. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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