After the massacre at a Texas elementary school, actor Matthew McConaughey made an emotional appearance at the White House calling for US gun laws to be tightened. He reported on the dreams of the children who had been killed, visibly struggling to keep his composure.

Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey (52) clearly saw how much the massacre at an elementary school in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas, shook him during a visit to the White House. Almost in tears, he reported on what plans and wishes the children who were shot by an 18-year-old gunman two weeks ago actually still had in life.

The father of three kept struggling for composure when he said, for example, that a nine-year-old girl wanted to become a marine biologist and move to the sea, as reported by CNN. Another victim said he had dreams of studying art in Paris, and another elementary school child who was killed was preparing to recite a Bible verse in church the following week before being shot in cold blood.

The 18-year-old perpetrator killed 19 children and two teachers at the primary school in Uvalde. The moment McConaughey showed off a pair of green sneakers in the White House, decorated with a heart on one of the caps, was particularly emotional. One of the killed girls always wore exactly such. After the massacre she was identified by such shoes. Because of their serious gunshot wounds, many of the victims should have been identified using DNA samples, McConaughey reported. Therapeutic help will be needed in Uvalde for a long time to come.

At the White House, where he had previously met US President Joe Biden, McConaughey urged tightening of gun laws in the US. There is now a chance for real change, emphasized the Oscar winner (“Dallas Buyers Club”). Together with his wife Camilla Alves (40), McConaughey also collects donations for the community with a created foundation. With a view to stricter gun laws, McConaughey had already criticized shortly after the fact on Twitter: “This is an epidemic that we can get a grip on”.

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