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When it comes to Hollywood, very few of the most recognizable faces frolicking within choose to employ common sense when discussing gun rights.

In fact, in recent memory, there are only a handful of celebrities that we’d be comfortable labeling as “conservatives” at all, with James Wood being the most likely name to grace the tongue of those conserving about the political divide in Tinseltown.


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And Woods is likely right:  The Second Amendment may very well never be repealed, but that hasn’t stopped the left from incessantly attempting to curb gun rights in America at every possible turn.

On the other end of the spectrum from Woods, however, are the masses in Hollywood – whose stars are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the latest fad in anti-Constitutional thinking:  The Parkland survivors’ fight against the right to bear arms.

Now, even Matthew McConaughey, whose lighthearted attitude was once a symbol of his ethereal splendor in fame, is joining the fracas, attempting to make it “cool” to willingly give up the only thing standing between you and the figurative (for now) concentration camps of a tyrannical future.

While speaking at the Austin, Texas, student march for gun control on Saturday actor Matthew McConaughey urged law-abiding gun owners to “take one for the team” and give up their “assault weapons.”

The march was one of many sister marches to the Washington DC student march for gun control.

People magazine quoted McConaughey saying, “Let’s ban the assault weapons for civilians. This is a no-brainer. And to my friends out there that are responsible owners of these recreational assault weapons that they use for recreation, please let’s just take one for the team here and set it down. That issue saves lives.”

McConaughey also called for a ban on “high capacity” magazines: “Let’s restrict the capacity of the magazines. Look here: in the state of Texas, we have a three shell limit to hunt migratory birds. Do the math. You get my point.”

“Take one for the team”?  Is McConaughey attempting to convince us to make a run to the liquor store in the middle of a party, or is he talking about surrendering the sole protection we have against totalitarianism or invasion?

This nonchalant attitude is what made McConaughey famous, but, as we can all agree, has no place in the pantheon of Second Amendment discussion.


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