Video: Matthew McConaughey makes an emotional plea for gun control following mass murder of kids in his hometown

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      Actor Matthew McConaughey spoke at the White House today to draw attention to the dreams of children killed last week in a mass shooting in Texas.

      It occurred at Robb elementary in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Nineteen students and two teachers were murdered and another 17 people were wounded.

      Law-enforcement officials have come under scathing criticism for waiting 78 minutes in the area before entering the classroom where the killer was located.

      In the aftermath of the tragedy, McConaughey and his wife, Camila, spent a great deal of time with the parents of the murdered children.

      You can hear what he had to say in the video below.

      Video: Watch Matthew McConaughey's plea for gun control.