Although Matthew McConaughey is one of the most famous actors in the world, he may have isolated himself from some of his more liberal Hollywood counterparts after commenting on gun control this week.
Speaking at the CinemaCon Theater-Owners Convention on Monday, McConaughey warned a room full of people about the dangers of overzealous gun control.
McConaughey said, in part:
I’ve got a lot of friends who are gun owners. I’ve got a lot of friends who are NRA (National Rifle Association). I grew up hunting. We had responsible gun ownership, but I was taught the right way to respect that tool. At the same time, their petition that they were speaking about is a very good one. And I also fear that their campaign — they have to watch that they don’t get hijacked. Meaning, a lot of the crowd was for no guns at all. That was not the march for life. March for Our Lives was for rightful, just, responsible gun ownership — but against assault rifles, against unlimited magazines and for following up on the regulations.
He later advocated for compromise to change the “epidemic” of mass shootings. “The two sides (have) got to talk. Because we both agree that there’s an epidemic. We both agree something has got to change. ”
Matthew McConaughey definitely seems to be on to something here. As a father, he probably wants to eliminate all threats of mass shootings in public spaces, particularly in schools. But as a Texan and an overall awesome guy, we probably can’t expect McConaughey to be hyping David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez any time soon.
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