Uvalde Native Matthew McConaughey Responds To School Shooting

Matthew McConaughey, who was born in Uvalde, Texas, is imploring Americans to
reassess their values in the wake of the mass shooting in his hometown. The horrific attack yesterday at Robb Elementary School has left 21 dead: two teachers and 19 students. It is the deadliest grade school shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

“Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” McConaughey wrote in the official statement, posted to his social media. Calling on Americans to ask themselves, “‘What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem?'” he goes on to state that “This is an epidemic we can control.”

With many celebrities and politicians speaking up to condemn the violence, messages like McConaughey’s are imbued with a renewed sense urgency. They also, inherently, political. McConaughey openly flirted with running for governor of Texas last year, and many fans are wondering whether the famous Texan may, again, be considering state politics.

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For now, though, the actor is mourning along with his hometown: “To those who dropped off their loved ones at school today not knowing it was goodbye, no words can comprehend or heal your loss, but if prayers can provide comfort, we will keep them coming.”

Other celebs call out gun violence

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  1. God and prayer are missing as franklin graham posted. And our media and games are drenched in violence. With no moral compass and violence glorified what do you expect? We need a return to God to transform hearts and in the meantime to stop the crazies we need armed guards or teachers in schools.

    • God and prayer is exactly what got us here, instead of discarding dogma and asking “what’s really happening here?” and then being open to any answer we can discover rather than answers handed to us by our status-quo loving institutions. Including religion.

  2. They have violent video games in the rest of the first world, have less God and prayer .. and they don’t have regular mass shootings

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