Matthew McConaughey shared what he is hearing from lawmakers when it comes to gun laws.
During an interview with Fox News Tuesday night, McConaughey explained, “The consensus word that I’m hearing and phrase is that this time is different.”
He continued, “That there is some more momentum, that on the right there are some things that they are willing to not staunchly say no to and consider, that on the left they’re willing to say, ‘You know what we may want the whole loaf but we’ll take a slice of bread.'”
McConaughey said he is told “that this is a novel thing happening right now and this is a novel and special time happening right now where actually something may change instead of just talking about it and nothing changes again for another 30 years.”
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GAINING MOMENTUM: @McConaughey tells @BretBaier he’s hearing from lawmakers that when it comes to gun laws something may change ‘rather than just talking about it.’ https://t.co/n33xeBs90P pic.twitter.com/0LjRt58AZt
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 8, 2022
The interview came the same day McConaughey made an appearance at a White House press briefing, calling for safe gun ownership, as IJR reported.
“We need to invest in mental healthcare. We need safer schools. We need to restrain sensationalized media coverage. We need to restore our family values,” McConaughey said.
He added, “We need to restore our American values. And we need responsible gun ownership.”
McConaughey called for background checks and argued the country needs 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.”
He told reporters these are “reasonable, practical, tactical, regulations to our nation, states, communities, schools, and homes.”
The actor suggested responsible gun owners are “fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals.”
The White House said the meeting lasted roughly 40 minutes.
Murphy told the co-hosts of “The View” that negotiators are hopeful they can announce a framework by the end of the week.
The senator also said he and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) were part of talks Monday “that went into the wee hours of last night.”
Murphy said, “While we are very different in our views, we do both agree that we are not willing to do anything that compromises people’s Second Amendment rights. We are focusing on keeping weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.”
He added, “We can’t find agreement right now on an issue like an outright ban on assault weapons, but we can find an agreement that saves lives around making sure that only law-abiding citizens get access to really powerful firearms.”
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