Matthew McConaughey’s Epic Biden Fail

For the most part, celebrities are not the smartest people you will encounter, especially actors.

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey sought to influence the public debate on gun control by appearing before the White House press corps on Tuesday.

He definitely looked like a fish out of water.

While no one could doubt the earnestness of the Texas native’s plea in the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting, the issue at hand is still what changes to gun laws are both constitutional and would have actually prevented the tragedy.

At the Tuesday briefing, McConaughey discussed how he was born and raised in Uvalde and traveled there the day after a deranged gunman killed 19 students and two teachers. The Hollywood star and his wife went to support and grieve with the community, which was an altogether good and right thing to do.

However, McConaughey then went on to list his policy recommendations, which seemed entirely out of place in the White House briefing room.

“We need to invest in mental health care. We need safer schools. We need to restrain sensationalized media coverage. We need to restore our family values. We need to restore our American values and we need responsible gun ownership,” McConaughey said.

“We need background checks,” McConaughey continued. “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.”

“Is this a cure-all? Hell no, but people are hurting,” he said.

Several of the policy changes McConaughey seeks are already in place, though some were not followed.

Robb Elementary School, where the shooting took place, was supposed to have a single entry point, requiring people to get buzzed in, but a side door was not locked, allowing the 18-year-old gunman to walk right in.

The school district employs armed police officers, but none were on site when the shooting occurred.

Background checks are already required for those purchasing firearms from a gun dealer.

The Uvalde shooter did not have a criminal record, so he was able to purchase two guns about a week before the shooting, according to The Washington Post.

What sort of waiting period does McConaughey seek? Days? Weeks?

It would seem a waiting period is intended to allow a cooling-off period for would-be murderers to rethink their plans.

In this case, the shooter unfortunately seemed hell-bent on carrying out his attack. He waited days after having the guns to go to the school.

A minimum age requirement of 21 to purchase an AR-15 would have prevented him from buying the guns legally, but he may still have found a way to get them illegally.

Raising the age to buy a semi-automatic rifle could potentially pass constitutional muster, assuming 18-year-olds can still purchase other guns for self-defense. They are legal adults, after all, and can live on their own.

“Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals,” McConaughey said.

True enough. And responsible gun owners don’t want their rights taken away because of the wicked acts of these individuals.

“We want secure and safe schools and we want gun laws that won’t make it so easy for the bad guys to get these damn guns,” McConaughey said.

Regrettably, the main problem with gun control laws is that it’s the law-abiding citizens who follow them, while criminals and murderers often do not.

McConaughey has every right to make his arguments in favor of more gun control and other policy changes, but in terms of actually addressing the problem, it will take a change in the human spirit.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously said at the end of all the blood and carnage of World War II, “The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character that will synchronize with our almost matchless advances in science, art, literature and all material and cultural developments of the past 2,000 years.

“It must be of the spirit if we are to save the flesh.”

2 thoughts on “Matthew McConaughey’s Epic Biden Fail”

  1. If I buy a gun in a store, I have to complete the paperwork and have it submitted for a background check. Then I have to wait to get the gun. If I buy a gun privately or give a gun to a friend or relative, I and the friend have to go to a FFl and submit the paperwork, wait and then get the gun. What do you not understand – we have completed the background check?

  2. Like somebody else said ,,, Pray for the victims,,,but the same clown wants no prayer in schools….no pledge of allegiance either. We have also made simple patriotism and morality in schools verboten. Ultra violent (and ridicules) movies are praised, but Chix-Fil-A is ridiculed for closing Sunday so employees can go to church, So what do the politicians come out with for a solution. “let’s pass a law” !!!!

    Well if you check you may find a law against killing people at all was handed down to a cat named Moses a loooooong time ago with 9 other ones that are not all that bad and they have been broken throughout the ages. If they are broke so much what makes you think a rinky dink law against a box with a spring that holds 30 bullet would be obeyed. .

    We don’t need any “red flag laws” that bypass due process and assume guilt when someone has done nothing illegal, either. Pure Nazi Germany. – All you have to do is piss off a neighbor and your door gets kicked in at 3am weather you have a fire arm of not.

    We don’t need any more laws that make it illegal for an honest 18 year old to purchase a firearm that will do nothing but make more profits for illegal gun sales because the price of illegal weapons will go up and criminals will pocket the money.

    BTW a Rugar mini 14 Ranch Rifle is NOT classified as an assult rifle,,,,,but it fires the very same round, weighs about the same, can take a 30 round magazine, and has an identical rate of fire of an AR15. Not an an assault rifle because It has a wood stock and no pistol grip,,,,,and even under this idiotic anti AR15 law they are pushing, it is and would still be legal for an 18 year old to buy ….. (If you ever saw the TV show A-Team it’s the rifle they use, but it IS used for hunting all over the country)

    Sorry, but if you want to see the real culprit, look to the commie teacher’s unions that have thrown out morality and done everything they could to corrupt our kids. – There is no “if – then” when it comes to behavior because nothing is your fault and there are no consequences for anything you do. Do what ever you want and don’t worry about punishment as long as you apologize after the fact. No need to work hard learning anything either because there are no grades, and everybody gets a trophy.

    Too bad they can’t pass a law requiring personal responsibility and morality. If they can’t do that we have one hell of a job on our hands trying to keep this country together.

    Anybody remember DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY and GOD?
    Didn’t think so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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