(Liberty Bell) – The debate over gun control rages on with leftists seeking to literally disarm Americans while failing to demonstrate how any more gun laws or the disarming of law-abiding citizens would in any way, shape, or form prevent lunatics from committing mass shootings.
Leftists are pulling out all the stops to get Americans on board with gun control including using Hollywood celebrities to push their agenda.
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made a stop at the White House to talk about this issue before the White House press corps on Tuesday. While he sounded genuinely concerned, his arguments just don’t carry water in the grand scheme of things.
We can, however, appreciate that he did note the issue of mental health and touched on red flag laws. These might be the only two issues that could directly prevent mass shootings in the future if handled appropriately.
Unfortunately, the Biden regime has no interest in addressing the mental health crisis in America and they only want to abuse red flag laws to target political opposition.
McConaughey gave it his all, nonetheless. The actor is an Uvalde, Texas, native and even traveled to the town the day after an 18-year-old armed madman gunned down and killed 19 children and 2 teachers.
McConaughey and his wife went to Uvalde to provide support and to grieve with the hurting families and community.
On Tuesday, he spoke at the White House and offered up his policy recommendations, some of which we can agree with such as better funding for mental health care and restraining sensationalized media coverage but the majority of his ideas just sounded like futile leftist talking points.
“We need to invest in mental health care. We need safer schools. We need to restrain sensationalized media coverage. We need to restore our family values. We need to restore our American values and we need responsible gun ownership,” McConaughey said.
Matthew McConaughey calls for "responsible gun ownership" at the White House briefing, following the Uvalde school shooting.
"Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals." pic.twitter.com/BcsfEcC2dj
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 7, 2022
“We need background checks,” McConaughey continued. “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.”
“Is this a cure-all? Hell no, but people are hurting,” he said.
The problem with these policies and laws are that many of them are already in place but not always followed. There’s no reason to believe that more laws would be adhered to any better.
Robb Elementary School was supposed to have one single entry point where visitors to the school are required to get buzzed in. However, a side door was left unlocked which allowed for the 18-year-old shooter to walk right in.
The school district does have armed police officers in their employ but, conveniently, none were on site when the shooting took place.
Meanwhile, background checks are already required for those looking to purchase firearms from gun dealers and since the Uvalde shooter did not have any criminal record he was able to purchase two guns about a week prior to the shooting, according to The Washington Post.
How he managed to afford those guns working barely part-time at McDonalds is an entirely different story.
McConaughey mentioned waiting periods but did not give any kind of time frame. Would it be days? Weeks? And what difference does it make if there is no criminal record? The Uvalde shooter likely would have still been able to obtain firearms even with a waiting period.
Perhaps the intention is to allow wanna-be mass murderers some time to rethink their plans. However, considering most of these events appear to be well-thought out, that’s pretty unlikely.
If the minimum age to buy an AR-15 was raised to 21 it would have prevented him from purchasing the firearms, at least in his name. There’s a good chance he could have just found someone to buy them for him. After all, criminals don’t regard the law.
“Responsible gun owners are fed up with the Second Amendment being abused and hijacked by some deranged individuals,” McConaughey said.
While this is certainly true enough, gun owners also don’t want their Second Amendment rights taken away just because some mentally deranged individuals choose to do evil, wicked things with guns.
“We want secure and safe schools and we want gun laws that won’t make it so easy for the bad guys to get these damn guns,” McConaughey asserted.
The only thing stricter gun laws will do, however, is make it more difficult for good guys to get guns while criminals and madmen find ways to circumvent laws. Murder is already illegal but that doesn’t stop crazy people from killing other people.
There are no policies or laws that can adequately stop wicked people intent on hurting others from doing so. The only thing that could possibly make a difference is a change in the morality of our society, strengthening the values of the traditional American family, and a return to Christian-Judeo principles.
Mental health is a serious issue in the US right now but so is a complete and utter lack of spirituality and decency. The radical left has destroyed the fabric of American society and the only way to fix it is to take it back and put a stop to the lunacy.
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