NOTE: This article contains the author’s opinion.
Matthew McConaughey used to be one of the few actors that was beloved by left and right, that wasn’t thought of as being woke, that conservatives could watch without thinking that they were funneling money into the pocket of a leftie that hated them.
Thanks to Slow Joe Biden’s Administration, that only used to be the case. Now McConaughey will be known and thought of as a gun-grabber of the leftie sort, as the sort of guy that backs Joe Biden’s push for ridiculous restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
While his speech about his hometown of Uvalde started off okay, with the actor mainly talking about the tragedy of the death of the young, it started to go off the rails as he touched the third wire of gun control. First he made the absurd claim that AR-15 wounds are somehow different than different wounds, saying:
These bodies were very different. They needed much more than makeup to be presentable. They needed extensive restoration. Why? Due to the exceptionally large exit wounds of an AR-15 rifle. Most of the bodies so mutilated that only DNA tests or green Converse could identify them. Many children were left not only dead, but hollow.
The bullets fired from an AR are indeed traveling at a high velocity and can create some nasty exit wounds, but the wounds from the rifles that would presumably not be banned, hunting rifles and the like, would have been even worse. Pretending otherwise or acting like an AR is somehow special is absurd.
The actor then started pushing what gun-control proposals he wants to be passed, saying:
We need background checks. We need to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for those rifles. We need red-flag laws and consequences for those who abuse them.
These are reasonable, practical, tactical regulations to our nation, states, communities, schools, and homes.
Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals.
These regulations are not a step back; they’re a step forward for a civil society and — and the Second Amendment.
You can be taxed, drafted, and vote, but you can’t own a rifle that looks a certain way because some actor that mainly does car commercials now thinks you shouldn’t be allowed to. Oh, and after your buy one you won’t be able to have it for a while because of…reasons of some sort, and if the government thinks you’re crazy then it will be able to take it without due process(red flag laws). Thanks Matthew, now we know not to watch your movies!
As a reminder of what McConaughey was helping push by appearing in the press conference, this is what Biden recently said about what gun control measures his administration wants passed:
We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. Strengthen background checks. Enact safe storage laws and red-flag laws. Repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability. Address the mental health crisis deepening the trauma of gun violence and as a consequence of that violence.
These are rational, commonsense measures. And here’s what it all means. It all means this: We should reinstate the assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazines that we passed in 1994 with bipartisan support in Congress and the support of law enforcement. Nine categories of semi-automatic weapons were included in that ban, like AK-47s and AR-15s.
So that’s what the once-like actor was helping push, another Hollywood leftie showing his true colors in a bizarre attempt at helping Slow Joe attack the 2nd Amendment.