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Matthew McConaughey speaks on school shootings in his home town

You may or may not have heard that Uvalde, Texas, the site of one of the most gruesome mass shootings in a long time, is the childhood home of Matthew McMconaughey.

I have intentionally been avoiding watching or reading any coverage of the event because I’m so tired of hearing politicians tell me they pray for everyone.

I don’t hate Matt’s take on things.

“Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” the Oscar-winning actor, 52, wrote in a statement posted to social media.

“The true call to action now is for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘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?'” the Dallas Buyers Club star, who spent his early childhood in Uvalde, asked. “We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo.”