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Actor Matthew McConaughey joins White House gun briefing

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Actor and gun policy advocate Matthew McConaughey will join White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily Biden administration briefing on Tuesday.

His White House appearance comes a day after McConaughey, known for his roles in films like “The Wedding Planner” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” wrote an op-ed in The Austin American-Statesman titled “It’s Time to Act on Gun Responsibility.”

The actor called on lawmakers to appreciate the difference between gun ‘control’ and ‘accountability’ following a horrific May shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas. where McConaughey was born.

“I believe that responsible, law-abiding Americans have the Second Amendment right, enshrined in our founders, to bear arms. I also believe that we have a cultural obligation to take action to slow the senseless killing of our children. “, he wrote.

“There is no constitutional bar to gun liability,” McConaughey continued. “Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people is not only the responsible thing to do, it’s the best way to protect the Second Amendment. We can do both.”

The Biden administration called on Congress to pass gun control measures in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings last month: the killings at an elementary school in Uvalde and a separate racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo. , New York, which left 10 people dead.

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