Actor Matthew McConaughey indicated that he was open to running for the Texas gubernatorial seat during a conservative radio interview with Hugh Hewitt. The conservative presenter asked McConaughey whether his centralist political views made him a potential candidate for an elective post in the Lone Star State.
"You're kind of center-right in the view of people, you could be governor of Texas. Are you ever going to run for anything?" Hewitt asked.
McConaughey said that voters should decide whether he was qualified to run. He noted that the current political environment was broken and that he would be interested in politics under different circumstances.
"I don't know. I mean, that wouldn't be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me. I would say this. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested."
McConaughey is very popular with many Americans of diverse political persuasions. He has also taken a cautious approach toward various political and social issues. However, he undoubtedly supports gun control.
In 2018, he appeared in a March for Our Lives rally where he endorsed the group and gun control. He also openly backs the "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazine bans.
"One, let's ban the assault weapons for civilians. This is a no-brainer," he said. "And to my friends out there, that are responsible owners of these assault weapons that they use for recreation, please let's take one for the team and set it down."
However, McConaughey cautioned gun control extremists against going too far with their anti-gun agenda. He warned that radical anti-gun ideology would be counterproductive towards the gun control movement. The actor also warned that the youth movement could be hijacked by those seeking to ban all firearms.
The 51-year old claims that growing up in a gun-owning household shaped his opinion on firearms and the Second Amendment.
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