Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has called for stricter gun laws in the US after a tragic school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children dead.
Matthew McConaughey has said the series of mass shootings across the US is ‘an epidemic we can control’ as he pays tribute to the victims of atrocities in his hometown of Uvalde in his Texas.
At least 19 children and two adults are believed to have been killed after a teenage gunman opened fire at Robb Primary School in Uvalde on Tuesday.
The horrific shooting is the deadliest at an elementary school in the US since the infamous Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed in 2012.
An 18-year-old male, identified as Salvador Ramos, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot by responders.
After the tragedies, Hollywood actor Matthew, 52, called for urgent gun law reform in the US.
Taking to Twitter, the star of How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days – a native of the town of Uvalde – condemned the use of guns across the US.
“As you all know there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalde, Texas,” he wrote.
“Once again, we have tragically demonstrated that we are not responsible for the rights our freedoms confer upon us.”
The Hollywood actor continued: “This is an epidemic that we can control, and no matter which side of the aisle we are on, we know we can do better. We have to do better.”
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“Action needs to be taken so that no parent has to go through what parents in Uvalde and others have before they have to.”
“And for those who have abandoned their loved one today without knowing it was goodbye, no words can understand or heal your loss, but if prayers can bring… For consolation, we’ll keep them coming.”
Other stars including James Corden, Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer and Kylie Jenner also expressed ‘anger and grief’ following Tuesday’s shooting.
Speaking about the shootings in a monologue on The Late Late Show on US television, TV presenter Corden said that on the issue of gun laws, America is ‘one of those lost places. the best in the world’.
“When I took my kids to school this morning and kissed them goodbye, you wouldn’t think it could be the last goodbye,” he said.
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“And the thought of that phone call, that your child was the victim of a mass shooting is beyond human comprehension,” James added.
Meanwhile, pop star Taylor Swift shared a video of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who delivered an emotional message during his press conference ahead of the NBA Western Championship finals.
“Overwhelmed with rage and grief, and so broken by the murders in Uvalde,” she wrote in an emotional tweet.
“By Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many others. In the way that we, as a nation, have become unspeakably and unbearable. Steve’s words are true and profound. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/matthew-mcconaughey-condemns-government-after-27060061 Matthew McConaughey condemns US government after school shootings in hometown Uvalde