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Matthew McConaghey Talks Gun Reform


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Matthew McConaughey is talking about gun responsibility – at home in Texas and on Capitol Hill. For those who don’t know, he was born in Uvalde, Texas – the city where 19 students were killed in a school shooting.

In a new op-ed for "The Austin American-Statesman," the actor writes that unless you're in the military, you should be 21-years-old to purchase an assault rifle. He added there should be a national waiting period for assault rifles.

He writes that all gun purchases should require a background check. He says that's something 88-percent of Americans support. “I am a father, the son of a kindergarten teacher, and an American,” McConaughey wrote. “I was also born in Uvalde, Texas. That’s why I’m writing this.”

  • And on that note? McConaughey took his message to Capitol Hill yesterday. He met with several lawmakers – including Illinois Senator Dick Durbinwho later tweeted, “We, like so many others, agree that gun safety reform is needed - I’ll keep working to make that happen.”

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