McConaughey spoke about the victims of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde,... the White House press briefing Tuesday, urging more gun control action and expressing empathy.

His briefing room displays pictures of the girls' artwork and the green Converse shoes one girl wore every day.

To honor the 19 children and two teachers killed at Robb Elementary School last month, he told their stories.

What they asked us to provide?What each of them separately told Camila and me?

Their desire for their children to achieve something after they are gone.

He argued that there was a "window of opportunity" to reform gun laws, including universal background checks.

...raising the age for purchasing an AR-15 to 21, and establishing a waiting period for AR-15 purchases.

Our nation, states, communities, schools, and homes will benefit from these reasonable, practical, tactical regulations.

 Responsible gun owners are fed up with deranged individuals abusing and hijacking the Second Amendment.

McConaughey said the regulations were a step forward for civil society and the Second Amendment.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden briefly spoke with him before the speech.

As McConaughey said, most of the bodies were so badly mutilated that only a DNA test or green pigment test could identify them...

...Children died and were left hollow, so we need counselors in Uvalde for quite some time."

In order to rebrand ourselves, we had to take a sober, humble, and honest look in the mirror.That's what we value.McConaughey said, 

..."We have to honor our immortal obligations instead of our party affiliations.Despite the steep odds, lawmakers say they are hopeful 

...that a deal for a narrow and targeted bill could be reached by the end of this week.