Matthew McConaughey visits his hometown of Uvalde, Texas after filming

“As you all know, there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalde, Texas,” the actor said. writing on social media May 24. “Once again, we have tragically proven that we are not responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,”

He continued, “As Americans, Texans, mothers and fathers, it’s time to reevaluate and renegotiate our wants from our needs. “We need to reorganize our values ​​and find common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children’s problem.”

McConaughey, who has previously considered running for governor of Texas, noted that his statement was not about politics.

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