“Once once more, we’ve tragically confirmed that we’re failing to be accountable for the rights our freedoms grant us,” the 52-year-old actor said in a statement.

“The true name to motion now’s for each American to take an extended and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we actually worth? How do we restore the issue? What small sacrifices can we individually take at present, to protect a more healthy and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?’ We can’t exhale as soon as once more, make excuses, and settle for these tragic realities as the established order,” he stated on Instagram.

McConaughey referred to as on all Americans to “renegotiate our desires from our wants,” including that “we’ve to rearrange our values and discover a frequent floor above this devastating American actuality that has tragically grow to be our kids’s challenge.”

“This is an epidemic we are able to management, and whichever facet of the aisle we could stand on, everyone knows we are able to do higher. We must do higher. Action must be taken in order that no father or mother has to expertise what the mother and father in Uvalde and the others earlier than them have endured.

“To those that dropped their family members off to highschool not realizing that at present was goodbye, no phrases can comprehend or heal your loss, but when prayers can present consolation, we’ll maintain them coming.”

The star of films akin to “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Lincoln Lawyer” has maintained an in depth relationship with his house state — and final yr weighed a run for governor.

When he determined to not run, he said in part “As a easy child born in the little city of Uvalde, Texas, it by no means occurred to me that I might in the future be thought-about for political management. It is a humbling and provoking path to ponder. It can also be a path that I’m selecting to not take at this second.”

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