Reactions mixed over actor Matthew McConaughey’s WH presser ‘sales pitch’ for Dem gun restrictions

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The Biden administration is bringing out the heavy artillery to make the case for the Democrat assault on the Second Amendment, trotting out actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey at Tuesday’s White House press briefing who, unlike his fellow celebs who rabidly demand the disarmament of Americans, came across in a reasonable manner as he expressed his support for new restrictions on gun ownership.

With a major push for new gun control laws following the massacres in Uvalde, Texas and at a Buffalo, N.Y. grocery store, the beloved McConaughey would seem to be a perfect choice as the public face of what is being falsely advertised as reasonable measures by a party that has done nothing but act in bad faith since it seized complete control of the U.S. government, providing some serious star power to sell the left’s anti-gun agenda to fence-sitters.

The 52-year-old Uvalde native gave an impassioned address, paying a heart-wrenching tribute to the 19 young children who were slaughtered in cold blood by an 18-year-old lunatic at Robb Elementary School, striking an emotional chord such as when he spoke of the “green Converse” athletic shoes on the feet of one young victim being the only way to identify her, earning the actor kudos from leftist social media influencers.

McConaughey threw his support behind raising the purchase age of AR-15 style rifles to 21, background checks, increased investment in mental health care, safer schools, a restraint on “sensationalized media coverage,” restoring family values, a waiting period for gun purchasing and red flag laws which he defended as a “reasonable” response to the murderous actions of deranged individuals despite the impact on the tens of millions of gun owners who would never dream of acting out in such a manner and, in today’s environment, could be stripped of their constitutional rights without due process by the red flag laws which will undoubtedly be abused by the left against their political enemies.

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The actor also said, “Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals, these regulations are not a step back, they’re a step forward, for a civil society and, and the Second Amendment.”

“Look, is this a cure-all?” McConaughey asked, “Hell no, but people are hurtin’, families are, parents are, and look, as divided as our country is, this gun responsibility issue is one that we agree on more than we don’t.  It really is.”

“But this should be a non-partisan issue, this should not be a partisan issue,” he said as he delivered his address in the most partisan setting possible. “There is not a Democratic or Republican value in one single act of these shooters.”

It was an award-worthy performance, causing one reporter to ask the actor, “Were you grandstanding just now, sir?”

The immensely popular actor could be the Democrats’ secret weapon to manufacture consent for their grasp for the Holy Grail of stripping law-abiding Americans of their right to bear arms in defense of themselves and their loved ones.

He also went to Capitol Hill for a sit-down with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the queen of the gun-grabbers.

Pelosi’s Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer also posted pictures of his meeting with McConaughey.

Twitter’s reactions to McConaughey’s spiel were a mixed bag.

As recently as 2018 though, the “Dallas Buyer’s Club” star was fully in alignment with the most extreme elements of the Democratic Party including President Biden, calling for the ban of the AR-15 style weapons entirely. And while his White House spiel was much more polished and reasonable, the internet doesn’t forget.

With the deeply unpopular Biden’s ratings in a downward spiral, the idea to turn to McConaughey is both one of necessity as well as a seriously savvy move in a country in which celebrities are revered and trusted far more than politicians by much of the populace. Whether he can help to deliver the Democrats’ draconian gun control laws remains to be seen.

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