McConaughey at the White House: “After the Uvalde massacre, responsible arms management”

from Chiara Barison

The actor from the Texan town in which 19 children were killed in a shooting last May 24: More restrictive rules a step forward for society

We need to review our American values ​​for responsible arms management. The Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey held a heartfelt speech at the White House in memory of the victims of the massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The Oscar-winning actor born 52 years ago in the Texan town where 18-year-old Salvator Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24th.

McConaughey and wife Camila Alves have three children and they immediately showed themselves involved in the massacre, going to the place to comfort the families of the victims. We need more controls – thundered from the pulpit with the stars and stripes flag next to it – we must raise the minimum age to be able to buy weapons at 21 (now 18, ed). The protagonist of Dallas Buyers Clud and Interstellar
he reiterated his position
in favor of civilian possession of weaponsbut also that the introduction of stricter rules would not be a step backwardsbut a step forward for a civil society in compliance with the 2nd amendment of the American constitution.

Visibly moved, he recalled earlier Alithia Ramireza 10-year-old girl, showing a photo of her and a drawing given to him by her parents: one of her own self portrait where a friend of his, in heavenlooks down at her and they both do the same drawing, explained McConaughey, Parents told me they never told her about heaven before.

And then a pair of green Converse in the hands of his wife. Maite Yuleana Rodriguez, 9, wore them when she was killed. Are the’the only element that made it possible to identify his body after the shooting, says the actor, angrily banging his fist on the lectern. Maite wanted to become one Marine biologisthe adds, and the color of the shoes with a heart on the toe testify to his own love for the environment. When the city asked her mother to release some balloons in her air in memory of her, she said no: “Maite wouldn’t have liked it.”


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