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Actor and gun-policy advocate Matthew McConaughey will join White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday for the Biden administration’s each day press briefing.
His White-House appearance comes a day after McConaughey, known for his roles in movies like “The Wedding Planner” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” wrote an op-ed within the The Austin American-Statesman titled “It’s Time to Act on Gun Responsibility.”
The actor called upon lawmakers to understand the difference between gun “control” and “responsibility” within the wake of a gruesome mass shooting in May that left 19 children and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas, where McConaughey was born.
“I feel that responsible, law-abiding Americans have a Second Amendment right, enshrined by our founders, to bear arms. I also consider we’ve a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our kids,” he wrote.
“There is no such thing as a constitutional barrier to gun responsibility,” McConaughey continued. “Keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous people isn’t only the responsible thing to do, it’s one of the best approach to protect the Second Amendment. We are able to do each.”
The Biden administration has called upon Congress to pass gun control measures within the wake of two high-profile mass shootings last month: The elementary school killings in Uvalde and a separate, racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, Latest York that left 10 slain.