Matthew McConaughey visits Uvalde, Texas hometown to pay respects to highschool capturing victims

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Matthew McConaughey traveled to Uvalde, Texas the place the actor paid his respects to the victims of the Robb Elementary Faculty capturing.

The “Greenlights” writer, 52, was born within the Texas city the place his mom was a instructor at a faculty a mile away from the tragic scene the place Salvador Ramos, 18, allegedly killed 19 youngsters and two academics earlier than he was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent.

The “Dallas Buyers Club” star appeared with Rep. Tony Gonzales and didn’t reply Every day Publish Digital’s questions as they left the Uvalde Civic Middle.

McConaughey was amongst one of many first high-profile celebrities to deal with the tragedy on Wednesday in a plea to “control” the “epidemic” of faculty shootings.

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Matthew McConaughey visited his hometown of Uvalde, Texas where the actor paid his respects to the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting.

Matthew McConaughey visited his hometown of Uvalde, Texas the place the actor paid his respects to the victims of the Robb Elementary Faculty capturing.
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“Once again we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” the “Lincoln Lawyer” actor wrote in a press release on his social media pages.

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“As Americans, Texans, mother and fathers, it’s time we re-evaluate, and renegotiate our wants from our needs,” he continued partly. “We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children’s issue.”

Tuesday’s capturing is the deadliest faculty capturing since Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012. 

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Meghan Markle additionally made a shock go to to Texas on Thursday to pay her respects to the 21 victims killed.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, places flowers as she mourns at a memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, May 26, 2022.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, locations flowers as she mourns at a memorial exterior Uvalde County Courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, Could 26, 2022.
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The Duchess of Sussex, 40, who lives in California together with her husband Prince Harry and their two youngsters, was noticed putting a bouquet of white roses at a memorial for the victims gunned down Tuesday at Robb Elementary Faculty. 

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The previous American actress additionally eschewed questions from reporters as she positioned the roses tied with a purple ribbon for 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia, one of many victims of the assault. Markle was accompanied by a bodyguard who was reported to be Alberto Alvarez. Alvarez was with Michael Jackson the night time Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50.

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In the meantime, within the days because the capturing, many celebrities have said their opinions on the problem of weapons and a few notable musicians even pulled out of performing on the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation (NRA) convention on Friday in Houston, Texas.

“American Pie” singer Don McLean, Lee Greenwood, Larry Gatlin and Larry Stewart all canceled performances on the NRA conference.

Greenwood informed Every day Publish Digital that whereas he’s a gun proprietor, he merely felt that taking part in on the convention would have been “in bad taste.”

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“My performance at the NRA would have been deemed [that] I’m endorsing the gun that killed the children,” Greenwood defined. “And I thought that was just in not only bad taste, but out of respect of the families that lost their children and the teachers that were killed, would just be in really bad taste. And so we did notify the NRA that we’re not going to play their convention.”

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