Matthew McConaughey Quotes Bible Verse as He Honors Uvalde School Shooting Victims in White House Press Event

Matthew McConaughey, a native of Uvalde, Texas, talks about the mass shooting in Uvalde, as he joins White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made an appearance at the White House press briefing Tuesday after visiting Capitol Hill and also meeting briefly in private with President Joe Biden.

In an impassioned 22-minute speech, McConaughey, a gun owner himself, called upon a gridlocked Congress to pass gun reforms that can save lives without infringing on Second Amendment rights.

A native of Uvalde, McConaughey, 52, addressed reporters by calling for “gun responsibility” and speaking of the children whose funerals he attended, including nine-year-old Ellie Garcia, who was memorizing a Bible verse before her death.

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SOURCE: CBS Sports, Brad Botkin

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