Matthew McConaughey, a vocal proponent of “responsible gun ownership,” had a heated exchange with Joy Behar on ‘The View’ when she pressed him about Texas and anti-gun laws.

Just moments after giving her a foot rub, Behar asked the 54-year-old actor about his stance on guns, leading him to make a pointed statement.

The conversation occurred in the context of McConaughey’s emotional connection to the May 2022 Uvalde school shooting, which happened in his hometown and resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.

Following the tragedy, McConaughey spoke at the White House, urging for “responsible ownership, background checks, raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle to 21, waiting periods, and red flag laws.”

During his fall 2023 appearance on ‘The View’ to promote his children’s book “Just Because,” McConaughey, while giving Joy Behar a foot massage, was praised by Sunny Hostin for his stance against violence and gun violence.

When Hostin asked if he might pursue a political career, he replied he would consider it if he deemed it the most useful way to contribute, but currently, he prioritizes being a father.

The discussion took a tense turn when Behar asked if he could get elected in Texas with an anti-gun stance. McConaughey, maintaining his composure, responded, “One thing about me and politics, to give you a direct statement right there, is me playing a game. I’m not interested in playing.” Behar then conceded, “Ok, don’t do it.”

Hostin later clarified, stating, “I don’t know that you’re anti-gun; I think you’re pro-gun responsibility and legislation.”

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