News | Entertainment
18 Aug 2022 16:35
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Matthew McConaughey has applauded US President Joe Biden's new gun control bill as a "step in the right direction" just weeks after a deadly school shooting in the actor's hometown

    The Oscar-winner has been speaking out on America's gun control issues in the aftermath of the killing of 19 kids and two teachers at a school Uvalde, Texas in May - and on Saturday (25.06.22) President Biden introduced the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to help end gun violence


    Matthew has now praised the president for taking a big step forward, writing in a post on Instagram: "For the first time in 28 years, a meaningful piece of legislation has passed that can usher in a new era of building an American culture of gun responsibility.

    "This bill invests in mental health and protest responsible, law-abiding Americans' Second Amendment rights, due process, and the rule of law. For responsible gun owners, this bill does not take your guns away or restrict your access to fire arms ...

    "This bill will save innocent lives by keeping guns out of the law breaking and irresponsible hands that are trying to hijack the Second Amendment."

    The actor then added: "While this bill isn't perfect, it is a shining example of a great American potential and political virtue: the act of compromise and validating an opposing viewpoint ...

    "Now that the President has signed this bill into law, I want to remind all of us Americans that we cannot become complacent and wait on a piece of legislation to solve our problems ... We each have a duty yo protect our freedom and our rights ...

    "The choice, as gun owners, gun show organizers, and firearms manufacturers to bear, show and sell arms responsibly."

    Matthew concluded: "Our government took a step in the right direction. Now it's time for us to remind them AND ourselves what the best of our country is AND can be."

    Prsident Biden' signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to help strengthen weapons regulation and provide funding for mental health support and anti-violence programs.

    He said at the time: "I'm about to sign into law a bipartisan gun safety legislation. And time is of the essence. Lives will be saved."

    According to a White House briefing, the bill enhances "certain restrictions and penalties on firearms purchases" while it also promotes safety practices in schools as well as providing funding for mental health and anti-violences causes.

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     18 Aug: Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter Saskia has called off her engagement
     18 Aug: Jessica Seracino has joined OnlyFans
     18 Aug: Anne Heche wanted Miley Cyrus to play her if a movie was ever made about her life
     18 Aug: Dannii Minogue felt pressure to balance school work and rehearsals early in her career
     18 Aug: Angelina Jolie has praised the "strength" and "resilience" of Afghan women
     18 Aug: Ulrika Jonsson says she's "kind", "filthy" and wants "to be loved"
     18 Aug: Kerry Katona is considering throwing a double wedding with her best friend Ampika Pickston
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Former All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder will make his debut for Wellington against Northland in the NPC on Saturday More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Australian baby goods retailer Baby Bunting is planning expanding in New Zealand More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Why Elon Musk's tweet saying he was going to buy Manchester United created such a stir 16:19

    Law and Order:
    A man who killed his six-year-old son in a fiery car crash had confessed to murder 16:19

    Entertainment:
    Sir Sean Connery's granddaughter Saskia has called off her engagement 16:12

    Entertainment:
    Jessica Seracino has joined OnlyFans 15:42

    Law and Order:
    Our newsroom understands human remains found in suitcases in south Auckland last Thursday, were two young children 15:29

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche wanted Miley Cyrus to play her if a movie was ever made about her life 15:12

    Business:
    Australian baby goods retailer Baby Bunting is planning expanding in New Zealand 14:49

    Entertainment:
    Dannii Minogue felt pressure to balance school work and rehearsals early in her career 14:42

    International:
    Will Mike Pence be summonsed to testify before January 6 committee? 14:29

    Entertainment:
    Angelina Jolie has praised the "strength" and "resilience" of Afghan women 14:12


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd