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Matthew McConaughey on the Texas shooting: “This is an epidemic we can control”


The actor Matthew McConaughey called for action to stop “the epidemic” of shootings in the United States, the last of which has occurred in his hometown, in the Texas town of Uvalde, where 19 children and two adults have died on Tuesday.

As Americans, Texans, mothers and fathers, it is time to reevaluate and renegotiate our wants from our needs“, The actor demanded in a message on Twitter, adding: “This is an epidemic that we can control.”

“Once more, hWe have tragically shown that we are not responsible for the rights that our freedoms give us“wrote the actor, one of the most famous Texans, who has already condemned gun violence and shootings in the past.

“Which side of the aisle we’re on, we all know we can do better. We must do better. Actions must be taken so that no parent has to go through what Uvalde’s parents and the others before them have gone through,” said McConaughey, who once considered running for governor of Texas.

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The interpreter and winner of an Oscar award in the past has been in favor of a “responsible possession of weapons” and against the indiscriminate use of assault rifles, and closed his message by offering his prayers to the families of the victims.

Authorities in Texas (USA) confirmed Tuesday night that 19 children and two adults were killed after an 18-year-old armed man entered and opened fire at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

The attacker was later killed by local police during the event, which left several injured and stands as the second largest shooting in recent years at a US school.

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Uvalde, there are no adequate words. Our hearts go out to you and to all of our neighbors. shocked by today’s horrific shooting,” the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, one of the many Texan institutions and personalities who have spoken out after the event, wrote on its Twitter account.

The players of that team Tre Jones and Lonnie Walker IV each expressed their dismay at the event through their respective messages on their social networks.

“I don’t know what else has to happen for something to change. Kids go to school and they’re not even safe,” Jones said on Twitter.

A monument and tower at the University of Texas at San Antonio “will display a solemn white candle for the lives lost,” the institution announced.

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