(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Jon Voight, the famed American actor who has become a favorite of former President Donald Trump and the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement because of his steadfast support of Trump and conservative principles — Trump even awarded him the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal during his presidency — has shocked MAGA with his latest video statement calling for stringent gun control following the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.
You can watch the video of Voight further down this post.
As the Austin America-Statesman newspaper recounted Voight’s views:
“Actor Jon Voight, a Republican and staunch Donald Trump supporter, spoke out on the issue and the mass shooting in a pre-recorded speech to his social media followers on Saturday.
“‘We must identify every individual for their credentials for their mental capacity to bear arms, there should be proper qualifications for gun ownership and proper testing,’ said Voight, who posted the emotional speech on his Facebook and Twitter accounts while in front of an American flag, a regular occurrence when addressing his followers online.” [emphasis added]
“‘One should only own a gun if they’re qualified and schooled.'” [emphasis added]
Since Voight posted his video (see below) to several social media platforms, he has received significant pushback from gun rights advocates and the MAGA movement that has supported him in the past.
One gun rights advocate who spoke with Red Alert News said of Voight’s demands, “Voight is calling for stricter gun control measures than most Democrats in Congress. Has he ever read the Second Amendment?”
Please watch the video of Jon Voight below and share your opinion about Voight’s call for stringent gun control following the Texas school shooting? Please email your thoughts to [email protected]. Thank you.
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— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) May 21, 2022