Matthew McConaughey proved he made the right decision not to run for governor after this ridiculous statement

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Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey dipped his toe in the political waters.

He flirted with challenging Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

But McConaughey proved he made the right decision not to run for governor after this ridiculous statement.

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey joined the chorus of people calling for increased gun control.

McConaughey, coincidentally a native of Uvalde, Texas, wrote in an widely-circulated op-ed, “Unless you are in the military, you should be 21 years old to purchase an assault rifle. I’m not talking about 12-gauge shotguns or lever-action hunting rifles. I’m talking about the weapon of choice for mass murderers, AR-15s. The killer in my hometown of Uvalde purchased two AR-15s for his eighteenth birthday, just days before he killed 19 students and two teachers. He obeyed the law. Had the law been different, perhaps I wouldn’t be writing this today.”

First, “assault rifle” is a meaningless term.

Two rifles could have the exact same functionality but one could be black and get labeled an assault rifle.

A rifle with a pistol grip could also be classified as an assault rifle.

It’s a term used to make guns sound “shootier.”

Also, raising the age to 21 does not stop would-be mass shooters from having homicidal thoughts.

They can still get guns illegally, or use handguns like the Virginia Tech shooter did.

McConaughey continued, “Red Flag Laws should be the law of the land. These measures, which are already in effect in 19 states and Washington, D.C., empower loved ones or law enforcement to petition courts to temporarily prevent individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or accessing firearms. These laws must respect due process, judicial review, and hold account individuals who may abuse such laws.”

Red Flag laws are a violation of civil rights, something that even the progressive ACLU argued.

They open the door for denying someone a gun because of a nebulous criteria.

It’s easy to see how the establishment could broaden out the definition of what constitutes a “red flag.”

For example, someone who protested on January 6th but didn’t enter the building or attack anyone could be swept up under a “red flag law.”

McConaughey added, “I want to be clear. I am not under the illusion that these policies will solve all of our problems, but if responsible solutions can stop some of these tragedies from striking another community without destroying the Second Amendment, they’re worth it.”

But that’s the problem.

Mass shootings with rifles are already statistically very rare.

Universal background checks, red flag laws, extended waiting periods, and increased age restrictions are not going to solve the problem of cowardice in America.

Time and time again, the government agents charged with responding and protecting students fail to do so.

But McConaughey and other people making gun control arguments are not at all interested in fortifying schools, allowing teachers to carry if they choose to do so, and charging students who threaten and assault teachers with crimes.

There is also little discussion of the broader cultural rot that is creating these monsters.

But calling for gun control is the cheap and easy “solution.”

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