Matthew McCannaghi met with President Joe Biden and other lawmakers at the White House on Tuesday afternoon before giving an emotional speech on stage and gun control in the administration’s briefing room.
Actor Uvalde, Texas resident.
The town was the scene of a mass shooting late last month after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire inside an elementary school classroom, killing 19 students and two teachers.
At one point, McCannaghi said he and his wife, Camilla Alves, spent most of last week with the families of those killed in the massacre.
“You know what each of these parents wanted, what they wanted from us?” Actor Dr.
“What did each parent reveal to Camilla and me in their own way?
“They want their children’s dreams to survive. They want their children’s dreams to continue, to achieve something after they leave. They want to make the loss of their lives important.”
Echoing the pleas of millions of Americans, McCannaghi said there was a “window of opportunity” for meaningful gun law reform.
He called for a universal background check … raising the minimum age for buying an AR-15 to 21 … and implementing a red flag law with a waiting period for buying an AR-15.
The speech lasted for about 20 minutes.
“These are reasonable, practical, strategic regulations for our race, state, community, school and home,” McConnell said.
“Responsible gun owners are annoyed by the misuse and hijacking of the Second Amendment by some misguided person.
“These regulations are not a step backwards – they are a step forward for a civil society and a step forward for the Second Amendment.”
McConaughey captured some pictures of very young victims, and also described in detail the hopes and dreams that many had in their lives before taking lives from them.
McCannaghi talks in detail about the children and what they dreamed before they were killed – one wanted to be a marine biologist, one was preparing to read a Bible verse in church next week, another wanted to go to art school. Paris.
“You can feel the push in the city. You can feel the pain, the denial, the fascination, the anger, the guilt, the sadness, the loss of life, the cessation of dreams,” he said.
“Due to the exceptionally large exit wounds of an AR-15 rifle, most of the bodies have become so deformed that only DNA tests or green converse can detect them.
“A lot of the kids weren’t just dead, they were left hollow. So, yes, Uvalade will need a counselor for a long time.”
In a renewed call for Congress to do something about the nationwide mass shootings, McCannaghi continued:
“We need to take a calm, humble and honest look in the mirror and redesign ourselves based on what we truly value.
“We need to get some real courage and respect our immortal responsibility instead of our team affiliation.”
In response to the Hollywood tragedy, Kim Kardashian had earlier issued her own lengthy statement on gun control in the wake of this tragedy; When Meghan Merkel stopped to pay her respects.