Actress Lynda Carter, best known as the star of the 1970s live-action television series Wonder Woman, called out the right-wing conspiracy website Breitbart after it criticized Dallas Buyers Club actor Matthew McConaughey for using guns in his films.
McConaughey, a gun owner with somewhat libertarian views, has been vocal about the need for comprehensive gun control in response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Born and raised in Uvalde himself before moving to the West Coast and kicking off his long and respectable film career, McConaughey drew the ire of conservative and conservative news websites alike after he called on the government to pass legislation that could significantly reduce the rate of mass shootings.
However, Breitbart responded to McConaughey's pleas with an article noting that the Internet Movie Firearms Database, an online database of firearms used or featured in films, television shows, video games, and anime, has used "19 guns in 11 movies over 25 years."
But McConaughry is, of course, an actor, a fact that was not lost on Carter herself, who responded to Breitbart's "story" with a simple observation of her time starring on Wonder Woman.
Carter noted that her character on that show "flew an invisible plane" but that she nonetheless "supports abiding by the laws of air traffic and physics."
Many have praised Carter for her response–and common sense.
McConaughey met with Democratic President Joe Biden this week to reform gun ownership laws.
In a passionate op-ed for the Austin-American statesman, McConaughry noted while he respects that “responsible, law-abiding Americans have a Second Amendment right, enshrined by our founders, to bear arms,” he believes that “we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children.”
McConaughey and his wife, model Camila Alves, met with politicians on both sides of the political aisle to discuss a path forward.
The House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle to 21 years of age and bar the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity greater than 15 rounds.
There is no sign that it will succeed in the Senate, where two Democrats, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, have refused to support efforts to abolish the filibuster, which currently requires Democrats to reach across the aisle and secure 60 votes to pass any legislation over a simple majority.