The actor stated, “As all of you know, there was another mass shoot today, this one in my hometown Uvalde Texas.” wrote on social mediaOn May 24, “We have once again shown that we fail to protect the freedoms we enjoy,” 

He said, “As Americans and Texans as well as fathers and mothers, it is time to reevaluate and renegotiate what we want from what we need.” “We must rearrange our values, and seek a common ground to overcome this terrible American reality which has tragically become our issue as children.”

McConaughey, who has previously considered running for governor of Texas, noted his statement wasn’t about politics.