Matthew McConaughey, who has been one of the most influential people in our 21st century has added his voice to the mass shooting that happened in a single classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas town on Tuesday.
Matthew McConaughey, who is an Award-winning actor and Uvalde, Texas, native says:
“Action must be taken” and the United States must “rearrange our values” following the school shooting in his hometown that left 19 children dead.
At least 21 victims have been confirmed dead. This includes 19 students and two other teachers. The shooter is an 18-year-old who went on a rampage. He is a student at Uvalde High School who also got killed later on.
Sadly, before this teenage shooter went into the school, he was on the run from the police for shooting his grandmother in the face.
McConaughey, who is a devout Christian and regularly attends church has spoken out against the incident and cautioned Americans to handle these kinds of situations with seriousness. He said mass shootings are an “epidemic we can control.”
He said that regardless of one’s political affiliation, “we all know we can do better. We must do better.”
“Action must be taken so that no parent has to experience what the parents in Uvalde and the others before them have endured,” he said.
McConaughey shared his concern about the Uvalde shooting on Instagram. He talked about his grievances and charged individuals and authorities to be very responsible in their various locations to ensure people enjoy their human rights without any fear or panic.
“Once again we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” the “Dallas Buyers Club” actor said.
He called on Americans to ask themselves several questions and charged everyone not to accept mass shootings as something normal:
“What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state and neighborhood tomorrow?” he asked.
“As Americans, Texans, mother and fathers, it’s time we re-evaluate, and renegotiate our wants from our needs,” the father of three continued. “We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children’s issue.”
Sources say the shooter has been identified as Salvador Ramos. He got shot and killed in the scene after his massacre in Uvalde. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that to the general public. Investigation into this matter is still in progress.