Mathew McConaughey lectured the rest of humanity on guns in a disguised gun control talk. McConaughey was speaking to Joe Rogan about his career and his recently released memoirs, Greenlights. The "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" actor addressed various issues, including liberalism, religion, homelessness, social justice, and defunding the police.
During his interview, the 50-year old had good things to say about the defunded Austin and its residents. However, his gun control talk reeked of Hollywood hypocrisy and implicit gun control.
Like the rest of Hollywood superstars, McConaughey believes that his celebrity status gives him a unique firearms' experience. He's very generous to share with the rest of the mortals.
Using his brother as a prop, the celebrity sneaked gun control into an otherwise exciting debate about his life. McConaughey hijacked the "defund the police" subject and turned it into a gun control rant.
"My brother Rooster has a real good, interesting take on like, you know, gun control. And Texas is a big right to carry state…a gun state. He brought up the samurai sword. How there's a reverence for it," McConaughey's tirade began. "And I remember how we were brought up."
Before diving head-first into gun control, the "True Detective" star touched on firearm training and safe handling of guns.
"You got your toy gun, and then you got your Daisy one-pump. Until you mastered that, like not turning and ever…if you turned and even though it wasn't cocked, if it ever aimed at someone…nope. You got the gun taken away from you. You know what I mean? You had to master the Daisy gun first. And then after years of that, you moved up to the .22. And you had to master that."
Using his childhood tale, the Hollywood actor alluded to the "safe storage laws." These regulations are prevalent in anti-gun states like California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
"And you had to make sure it was always unloaded and put back in the case," McConaughey added.
The award-winning actor concluded by claiming that firearms were too easy to acquire. He blamed the "ease of access" for the loss of "reverence" for firearms. Thus, he recommended the enforcement of more background checks.
"We've lost a reverence for that tool. And the samurai sword is a good example cause there's a reverence for that. There's an initiation period to get to where you could have that. And that's one of the places that I lie with the…that it's too easy to get a gun sometimes. That there should be that background check," the actor concluded.
McConaughey is a talented actor who has appeared in many exciting films. However, his opinions on gun control resemble those of other clueless Hollywood celebrities.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he defended celebrities who act in violent movies while promoting gun control. In response to the release of 'Killer Joe' shortly after the Century 16 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, McConaughey chose a cautious approach instead of calling out his fellow celebrities' hypocrisy.
"It happens, and we don't know the answer to it right now, but there's definitely, people now more than ever, people can make a very murky line between reality and illusion," McConaughey said.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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