“This is an American issue," he said while addressing the rally against gun violence at the Texas legislature. "It’s a Texan issue. It’s a legal and law-abiding gun owner issue. It’s a mother issue. It’s a father issue. And, quite literally, this is our children’s issue. My hope here is that we can find a common ground on what I see as a very much a common-sense issue. This is an issue anchored in purpose for all of us. It’s not anchored in politics."
"God bless and just keep living,” he added, quoting the mantra of Wooderson - the character that made McConaughey famous 25 years ago.