Matthews visits White House to push for tougher gun laws and mental health reform
The Texas actor spoke at a press briefing Tuesday after meeting with President Joe Biden about
responding to mass shootings. A Uvalde gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school last month.
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, called for bipartisan action on mental
health reform, stricter gun legislation and consequences for people who violate gun laws in his appearance at the White House on Tuesday.
The Austin-area resident was visibly choked up while sharing stories of the families affected by the mass shooting
at Robb Elementary that left 19 fourth graders and two teachers dead and at least 17 others injured.
“There is a sense that perhaps there’s a viable path forward,” McConaughey said at a press briefing in the James S.
Brady briefing room after he met with President Joe Biden.