White House Turns to Actor, Matthew McConaughey to Help Sell Gun Control ~ VIDEO

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)-The Biden-Harris administration has more than 70 staffers working on its social media and external communications, yet they have proven completely incapable of delivering a single message that the American people will believe and support, so they turned to Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey to sell their gun control package to the American people.

The vaunted White House press briefing room, where news of wars declared and wars ended has first been broken to the American people, was the setting Tuesday afternoon for what may be one of McConaughey’s most memorable performances.

Wearing an open-collar white shirt and bespoke black blazer, McConaughey, 52, told the American people of the need for “responsible gun ownership,” which he said includes expanded background checks and much more – all taken from Joe Biden’s gun-control playbook.

“We need to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21. We need a waiting period for those rifles. We need red flag laws and consequences for those who abuse them,” McConaughey told the White House press corps, who sat completely silent during his remarks, which he read from a script.

McConaughey, who is from Uvalde, Texas – the scene of the most recent mass murder that claimed the lives of 19 children and two heroic teachers – said he immediately drove to his hometown with his family once he learned of the carnage. He met with victims’ families, consoled them during their grief, and promised he would make sure their loved ones did not die in vain.

“We are in a window of opportunity right now that we have not been in before. A window where it seems like real change, real change can happen,” he said.

McConaughey’s flawless delivery of prepared remarks wooed even the once conservative FOX News, which described his call for additional firearm restrictions as an “emotional plea,” and a “smart move by the White House.”

Takeaways

At a 2018 March for Our Lives,” McConaughey called for a complete ban of modern sporting rifles, which he called “assault weapons.” He has been very vocal in his calls for additional gun control and is a powerful anti-gun advocate. So, the news actors at FOX are not the only ones who believe it was a “smart move by the White House” to bring in a fresh face – in this case a well-tanned one – to help sell gun control to the skeptical American people. Certainly, neither Biden nor his latest press secretary is up to the task. Biden struggles to read from a teleprompter without a gaffe, and Karine Jean-Pierre can’t answer a single question without reciting it from a voluminous briefing book.

During McConaughey’s presentation, it became clear the White House could not have picked a better messenger. However, it is the message that has not changed. While there is little doubt of McConaughey’s sincerity or standing to make his case, his calls for expanded background checks, infringing upon the Second Amendment rights of 18-20-year-olds, waiting periods and national Red-Flag laws might as well have been delivered by Biden himself. He has been advocating for these infringements for decades.

It is clear that the Biden-Harris administration is using the Uvalde mass murder as a cudgel for even more Second Amendment infringements. After all, that’s what they do, but the unprecedented use of an award-winning actor shows how desperate they have become. The polls show no one trusts them, and even fewer think they’re doing a credible job.

As he finished his remarks, McConaughey quickly turned and began to walk off the stage – exactly as we have seen Biden do time and time again – as an unknown member of the White House press corps shouted one question: “Were you grandstanding up there, sir?”

I really wish McConaughey would have answered the question.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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StLPro2A

Do not be duped into being a Useful Idiot. You do realize McConaughey is a highly skilled, highly paid make-believer, known gun controller….laws for thee, not me type. Dems hire TV exec to STAGE 6/9 PM Jan6 political reality TV inquisition; why not hire McC to deliver this? Who better to deliver script…..liked/skilled make-believer/from Uvalde/Mom past Uvalde teacher. NEVER BELIEVE WHAT A MAKE-BELIEVER WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE.

john

Diesel fuel South Bronx NY 6.99 gal My drivers are stunned the price of food is going up as the democratic madness continues , High Test here at home in GA 5.50 gal

Rodoeo

I had a gun rack on my bedroom wall as a child from about 10 years old. It had a Winchester 30-30, Marlin model 60, Savage double barrel 12, 410 junior model, and a percussion pistol. I knew how to load, shoot, and clean all of them and the ammo for all was also in the room I slept in. Of couse none of these were scary ‘assault rifles’ but none went out and caused any crime. My 10 year old brain was developed well enough I guess to make good decisions. I was also a lifetime NRA member by… Read more »

Oldvet

I think the key to what you and I enjoyed was a dad who cared enough to teach you right from wrong !

Rodoeo

There was some poll a few weeks ago that stated if Mcconaughey ran for TX governor he would receive 44% of the votes, Abbott 33% and rest..well. He’s now been officially outed as a gun grabber.. better watch how you vote TX.

JSNMGC

Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis was interviewed by CNN and made some vague comments about rethinking her stance on some gun control issues based on a high volume of calls from Wyomingites demanding that she “do something” about firearms after the murders in Uvalde. https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-senator-uturn-gun-law-stance-after-being-flooded-calls-2022-6 I met yesterday with a group of pro firearm rights people to get the message out to call her and remind her that she campaigned on being 100% pro firearm rights. We expect her to hold to that promise: no red flag laws, no raising the age to purchase a firearm, no expansion of data used… Read more »

Oldvet

I wonder now days how many of those calls are BOTS . If they can program them to make spam calls AND responses on Ammoland they should be able to make them call senators and congress persons .

Russn8r

Or she’s lying. But…a corrupt RINO would NEVER lie, right? 🙂

JSNMGC

I don’t know. If you call the number and speak to her staff member, you will see that it is an interactive experience. I do know this: anti-firearm rights people are much more vocal and willing to engage in the legislative process (on average) than pro-firearm rights people (on average). It is like pulling teeth to get local people engaged. They moan and groan at the barbershop about “liberals” and then I ask them: Have you called the legislator? “No.” Have you written the legislator? “No.” Would you like to attend a debate that others have set-up? “I’m busy that… Read more »

Oldvet

JSNMGC…I see now where musk is contending that about 20% of twitter are bots .

JSNMGC

Reply on hold.

I doubt the calls are BOTS. Anti-firearm rights people are more engaged than firearm rights people.

If you call the number, you will see that it is an interactive experience.

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Russn8r

Our side posts while the enemy acts & lobbies. Maybe downvoters are covering the SHAME of doing NOTHING. Paraphrasing JIAZ:

“You come against me with sword & spear & javelin but…This day the LORD will hand you over to me & I’ll strike you down & cut off your head”. 1 Samuel 17

“Pray all you want, but eventually David had to pick up a stone & ACT against Goliath”. Old Saying

I called local offices at the bottom of http://www.lummis.senate.gov

Not automated, if that’s what you mean

https://www.ammoland.com/2022/06/nigerian-massacre-enabled-by-same-laws-being-demanded-for-u-s/#comment-2941455

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JSNMGC

You have been involved in this process a long time. I’m sure you have some of the same experiences. It is like pulling teeth to get people engaged. They moan and groan at the barbershop about “liberals” and then I ask them:   Have you called the legislator? “No.” Have you written the legislator? “No.” Would you like to attend a debate that others have set-up? “I’m busy that night.” Would you like to go with to a rally in support of the Virginia firearm rights rally (Jan 2020)? “No, I don’t want to get put on a list.” Would… Read more »

Russn8r

People who think that buying guns & ammo and voting alone are helping save the USA – in and of themselves without serious activism, donations or sacrifice – are self-serving & negligent in their civic duty.

swmft

i have gone to some as far as Virginia, I have a house in mass and am defiantly squeaky wheel most of town clerks know me by sight some are on my side (daughters of American revolution) but some will put me on forever hold even when I am standing in their office

JSNMGC

Reply on hold (repost of the more detailed reply to Oldvet).

Short version: many firearm rights people are lazy and use “I’m buying more ammo” as a replacement or doing something productive.

TGP389

I refer to actors as trained acting monkeys. Some deliver great performances while mouthing the words of others, but can barely form a sentence on their own. I enjoy watching their performances, but as a group, give them no special status. What are Mcconaughey’s credentials, other than a few mediocre roles pretending to use the guns he wants to ban, for speaking on gun control? They’d might as well have had the cab driver who took him to his hotel from the airport give the speech. As for his acting, I’ll still watch his stuff, when I can do it… Read more »

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Mac

Matt is a stupid ACTOR, paid to pretend. He pretends very well. He is currently paid by gun grabbing Dems to play this role. I say screw this sob, tell him to go back and pretend to be a man.

james

I guess you can wait until 21 to drive a motor vehicle while they are at it.

Mac

Yes: drive, get married, join the military, get any kind of responsible job, get a credit card, etc. If you’re not mature enough to buy a rifle or shotgun at 18, then you’re not responsible for much of anything else. There is nothing magic about becoming 21, other than the government saying so.

Oldvet

Mac…A girl should be 21 before she is no longer considered a minor ?

swmft

and no military service or sign up till 21 they want to make rules on age it covers all no government employees or officials over 70 gets rid of most of congress

swmft

and judges

Oldvet

swmft I would hoist a drink to all of that !

Oldvet

they do require you to be 21 to obtain a CDL. I wonder why .

james

He should be the SPOX for Biden, at least he does not need a scripted reply notebook.

I like him as an actor but he dies not speak for me or millions of other citizens.
Nothing will stop a person who wants to harm you.

Laddyboy

I tried to listen to this BRAINLESS “actor”. It was very BORING with so many “mistruths” galore. IT is just another money grubbing DemoKKKrat NAZI.!

Wild Bill

Yes, he is the perfect candidate because the handlers want attractive, electable, brainless, idiots that are easy to control.

john

Yet the reality is that he makes movies that show him killing using guns for a living. Hypocrite

Desert Guy

If the U.S. bans the purchase of semi-auto rifles by under-21’s, it should be consistent and discharge all under-21’s from the military -including explusion of all under 21’s from the service acadamies, and be forever forbidden to draft ior enlist under-21’s under any circumstances.

TGP389

Audie Murphy had done all the deeds that made him the highest decorated US soldier of WWII by the time he was 19, and received a field commission as a lieutenant. I think he was old enough to possess a battle rifle.

We need to remember and tell others who ask us about gun control that the greatest mass murder in US history was committed with box cutters.

Oldvet

And he like so many of us had a real rifle at an age of ten or younger .

Oldvet

Why don’t we include admission to college . Because they are not responsible enough , They should still be required to live at home with mommy and daddy .

RAS

So sad that these vermin use the deaths of our preciious children to take away the freedoms that hundreds of thousands of brave men and women, fought and died, in battlefields here, and around the world. The ground is also soaked in their blood and we must not let their sacrifice be in vain. It is our government that has let us down. They divide us, they open our borders and let drugs and terrorists flood our country killing innocent citizens with impunity. In the end they care only to enrich themselves and not protect or serve us. The monster… Read more »

None

Well the only thing decent I can say about this commie, is he better stay to acting because now millions of gun owners know which side he’s on and it ain’t ours.

hippybiker

“America has become a country where professional athletes and entertainers have been mistaken for people of importance.” Robert Anson Heinlein
Who would recognize fiction better than the “Dean of Science Fiction.”

TGP389

“An armed society is a polite society.”

Great author after he was able to stop writing for kids

nrringlee

Emotional pleas are not reason based pleas and are not. a foundation for effective public policy. I am astounded at just how quickly some people are willing to throw away the liberty that I bled for at the first sign of trouble. But that is modern entitled America. Everything is a fantasy show. Solutions to spiritual problems are just a legislative act away. And the inanimate object is the object of scorn when really it is Satan’s nefarious works working through the hands of progressives and leftists who create these monsters in the first place. Rant and rage all you… Read more »

Wild Bill

Well said.

Lesko Brandon

Not saying history repeats itself but:
6/18/20: “New Zealand tightened its gun laws on Thursday with a registry that it had promised after a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year in the country’s worst peace-time mass shooting.”
6/08/22: “People are now demanding the Prime Minister to declare a crime emergency and allow businesses to own weapons in order to defend themselves and their businesses.” “This crime waves even comes after a record investment into seizing illegal firearms, hence the growing calls for action”

OlTrailDog

I’m so tired of half measures. Let’s pass a law outlawing criminals and be done with it.

Boz

Murder should be illegal! Do it for the children! Oh, the humanity!

woody

McConaughey has made his living as a actor making movies, a lousy actor at that. I try my best to skip his flicks now I’ll try harder. Hypocrite like the rest.

Wild Bill

Yes, from woke to broke would be a good result.

Oldvet

woody… My parameter is anything from recent hollywood and or disney is avoided .

Wass

Raising the legal age for purchase of a firearm to 21 years of age, while seeming reasonable is the camel’s nose under the tent. From there, there will be more demands by antis for gun restrictions. All this leads to their final goal of europeanizing gun ownership in America. Bye-bye Second Amendment.

Cruiser

Make 21 the legal age for everything (sarcasm). People under 21 are charged adult prices for most everything. 21 should also be legal age to enter the military.
Young people under 25 are charged more for car insurance, although some are more mature than others. The age limit on firearms is nothing but a panasea and does nothing to address the real cause of the problem, MENTAL ILLNESS.

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Oldvet

Brought on by the woke teaching they are getting in the school system !

None

Than make it illegal to die in Bankers wars if you are under 18, first it was the right to drink at 18, now to own fire arms is ridiculous when in my era we used to keep guns 8n our trucks to hunt after school
I hate all freaks ,dems, and leftests equally

Tank

Notice the programmed pavlovian puppets performing they’re tribute to they’re Janus of Rome pagan gods of they’re secret society on cue.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants”
Albert Camus

Nazi’s slogan; “Fur Ihre Sicherheit” (it’s for your safety) has always been the Battle Cry of Tyrants & Oppressor’s of Freedom / Liberty

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”Plato

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Oldvet

Correct me if I am wrong … I think there is a pattern here that is being ignored !!! It seems to me that most if not all of these mass shooters come from a home with out a father !

musicman44mag

That could be but the main thing is that allot of them are on Paxil, Zoloft and other mind-altering drugs and all but one came from demonratt households.

Oldvet

MM… That would explain them having a stable of shooters they can activate when ever they need a new shooting . They all die after shooting so there is no one to tell tales , Even if they could remember .

Tank

It is estimated that 110 million Americans are said to be on XANAX habitually to cope with stress/anxiety.

Pain is a given. Suffering is what’s optional.

Cruiser

For years I had to laugh at the sign on public schools, “Drug Free Zone.”
When most of the kids are on some kid of drug prescribed by school psychologists, because little Johnny acts up in class.

Oldvet

Yes I have a nephew who was on Ritalin . Now he’s one of the cops in my family .

Laddyboy

AND — the TERRORIST shooter has been seeing a psychologist.
ALSO, the TERRORIST shooter was on prescribed psychotropic, “behavior altering”, drugs.
ALSO, over 90% of these TERRORIST shootings have occurred in “gun free zones”.
ALSO, most of these TERRORIST SHOOTERS were registered Democrats or from democratic homes.
The FBI has been unofficially involved with many of these TERRORIST shooters.

Oldvet

I has another question . Since we know the IRS has been weaponized by the comiediems How do we know the whole Jan 6 thing was not orchestrated by the good ole FBI . They did get their tit in a ringer over the fake kidnaping of that female governor . Wisconsin? They could be the keeper of the stable .

uncle dudley

He can have all the opinions he wants it’s the American way, however we don’t have to agree with what he said.
Hollywood is a land of make believe and that’s all, what gives him the knowledge to tell others how our laws should be and what is best for others.
We have enough laws that aren’t being enforced, we don’t need anymore new one’s.

Wild Bill

And we do not have to give in, either!

Oldvet

WB.. You ask the other day what our gas price was . Well it is now $4.59 if that makes you feel any better .

Wild Bill

Nope, it sure does not. Lots of Americans suffering out there. I think it is a little higher than that here.

Oldman

In little ol’ WA State, we are well over $5.69 on this day. Today I spent over 54.00 bucks on an oil change for one of our rigs. A year ago it cost $27.99.

Wild Bill

Holy crap!!!

Oldman

Yep!

Oldvet

I think the clearest illustration of whoreleewood I ever heard was one of them made the statement that since “had played the part of an airline pilot he thought could fly an airliner “!!!!!

john

Sir Respectfully
A actor makes more money playing the part of a general in one movie than a real general makes in a lifetime serving our country something very wrong their.

Soon one day soon they will be able to computerize the next generation of movie a listers, ” And the actor will be no more”.

Oldvet

Very sad

john

McConaughey has made his living as a actor making movies. Killer Joe, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ,Newtown boys ,Lone Star, Scorpion Spring,Tropic Thunder,Free State Of Jones,Dark Tower ,Mud,Batman ,Time To Kill ,

This man is like all the rest of the hollywood actors that are used for nothing more than their ability to present a message.

Matthew Mcconaughey is a hypocrite of the worst kind

“DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO”

Ope

I put that loser in the same category as Baldwin.

swmft

i did not pull that trigger send him to hunter bidens house

john

Baldwin killed one and injured another still walking as a free man The judicial system is corrupt and the scales of justice are no longer balanced.

GomeznSA

john – thanks for the list of more movies to avoid 😉
I confess to not having seen any of those. The only one he starred in that I have seen was ‘Sahara’ (no not the WWII version with Bogey) because it was (very loosely) based on the Clive Cussler book. There is no way he was ‘Dirk Pitt’.
Are there ANY ‘actors’ left that are not hypocrites? Perhaps a few but I can’t think of any off hand – more than enough for me to not support that ‘industry’.

Oldvet

That includes especially disney !!

JSNMGC

McConaughey indicated Uvalde made it personal for him since he was born there. He also listed several other mass murders of school children and school staff. He used all of that as the justification for his proposal. Of course his proposal won’t prevent mass murders, so next year he will be back with the proposal he made some time ago – banning broad categories of semiautomatic rifles. What he didn’t do was comment on the dangers associated with “civilians” not having broad categories of semiautomatic rifles. He didn’t make emotional statements and list out the names of the many tens of millions of people… Read more »

Russn8r

What kind of chicken-S gun grabbing ass-bot downvotes that?

We got us some McConaughey celeb-toadies trolling here now?

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JSNMGC

[That’s not it.]

Russn8r

Maybe not but it might as well be. They need to be shamed.

musicman44mag

” they are in the military for a full week and get trained on how to handle the gun before they even give them a bullet to load in it”. Obviously this POS has never been in the military and is talking out his ass like most movie stars do. Talking about movie stars talking out their ass, what ever happened to Alec Baldwin. We will never forget.

OreGONEISTAN

swmft

not in jail yet

Oldvet

MM…Last I heard he went to Italy to make movies .

musicman44mag

Oh, going to make the USA use extradition to get him out of Italy when he is called to court, huh? I doubt he will ever see jail, a fine or community service. The movie industry union will cover for him and he like all democraps in power or that are famous will skate. I can add like always now. It has happened enough since hitlarys computer, phone and tablet scam that it is not a new trend but clearly standard operating procedure.

F Riehl, Editor in Chief

What he said…

Ope

Absolutely.

Wild Bill

Eloquent!

musicman44mag

Don’t forget obiden gave Afghanistan, a known terrorist stronghold, the same weapons he wants to deny us too. Millions of dollars gone to waste and armed terrorists. That’s a treasonous move uncle joe.

FJB

Oldvet

MM… Plus all of our people he abandoned

musicman44mag

Yes, and some of them are a group of children that are from Sacratomatoe kommiefornia. He told Kristi Nome, governor of South Dakota that if she doesn’t stop her new law stopping gay boys from swimming in girls competition or any other girl sport that he is going to stop the Federal Lunch Program Funding to their state. That really shows how much he cares about the children doesn’t it. It’s for the children is just a way that the demonratts appeal to uneducated people that run on feelings rather than logic.. He is an ASS!!!!!

FJB FDNC

Oldvet

MM… Funny how many of them seem to act like what their party logo looks like .

Boz

Isn’t that why it was chosen?

Wild Bill

Yes, but those symbols were chosen by cartoonists.

Oldvet

umm could be

Oldvet

I would bet money marbles or chalk that that is the reason the laura kelly gov of Kansas vetoed the law preventing males from competing in little girls sports and using little girls restrooms ! I am still convinced that bloomburg bought that seat for her anyway .

musicman44mag

I would bet there was also a paycheck under the table from the left to go with it. Just like governor Kate shit stain Brown in OreGONEISTAN accepting bloomturd bucks to try and get rid of AR15s.

GomeznSA

m44 – the guns that FJB ‘donated’ to the terrorists were military grade, not the (sorta) look alike civilian version that they want to steal from us. Not sure of the actual numbers but something upwards of 300K, including eM2 Browning .50cal machine guns in the mix. Yet that same group of gun banners claim that a Barrett rifle in that caliber can ‘easily’ be used to shoot down aircraft so no one ‘needs’ one.

musicman44mag

Quite the contrary, when your president says he is going to bomb and gun down people with F15 fighter jets who will not give up their guns, it is obvious that they are trying to ban the weapon you need. I will never forgive him for saying that and I will never trust anything he says because of it. If what he says is supposed to be a good thing, I will count it as a lie and his threats I will consider his promises. FJB big time and his little ass wipe of a druggie son that should be… Read more »

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Tackleberry

You can neither repeal nor reduce the Second Amendment, any more than you can any of the other nine. It was a package deal, an absolute prerequisite to ratifying the main body of the Constitution. Repeal one, you repeal them all. Do that, and you repeal the whole Constitution — and with it, any legal authority that the government has to exist (let alone repeal the Second Amendment). The problem is… if our wanna-be tyrants are no longer restrained by that pesky Constitution, neither are the people. Perhaps the Constitution has only been an illusory paper restraint on government. But… Read more »

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Wild Bill

Nor would it matter if the BoRs were repealed. Those pre-political Rights, enumerated in the Constitution, existed and were recognized before the Constitution existed and are not dependent on that document.

GomeznSA

Wild – agreed, what the Bill did was to list those self evident rights with which we have always been endowed by our Creator in easy to understand language so that all could invoke them as needed. And of course the entire Constitution LIMITS what government is allowed to do. The reality is (or should be) that any thing that is not aligned with the Constitution is flat out wrong and usurps the rights of We the People. The 10th is pretty clear about that, well at least to anyone with a lick of common sense and reading comprehension.

GomeznSA

F – only one ‘minor’ quibble with that quote – ‘they’ are arming Ukrainians with full military grade weapons ie select fire or full auto. What they are trying to steal from us are civilian models ie semi-auto. Curiously there has not been a single word about them going after LEGALLY owned select fire/full auto weapons. Never mind that those have been heavily regulated since NFA ’34 and nearly unobtainable since FOPA ’86 thanks to the horrible ‘hughes amendment’. I forget the actual number but IIRC it is at least 400K and only TWO of those have been used in… Read more »

musicman44mag

Did you see on Tucker last night when Kid Rock was shooting his M4? Glen Beck has one also. Funny they are supposed to be so hard to get and only older ones are supposed to be available up to a certain date but every time I see someone shooting fully auto it looks new to me!!!! and they aren’t tommy guns.