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激昂,拍桌,哽咽!美国演员马修·麦康纳白宫谈控枪,有人却说……
来源:21英语网    日期: 2022-06-13
近来美国枪击事件频发,全美控枪呼声不绝(戳这里回顾)。当地时间周二,美国演员马修·麦康纳就在白宫发表了一番“情绪激动”的演讲,呼吁美国的枪支问题发生“真正改变”。



5月24日的美国校园枪击案造成19名儿童和2名教师遇害(戳这里回顾),其发生地得克萨斯州尤瓦尔迪市正是麦康纳的故乡。上周,他和妻子卡米拉·阿尔维斯一直在陪伴枪击事件中的遇难者家属。演讲中,麦康纳讲述了几位遇难儿童的故事。

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed by a gunman last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. McConaughey, a Uvalde native, said he and his wife, Camila Alves, spent most of the past week with the families of those who were killed in his hometown. McConaughey highlighted the lives of several children who were killed in the shooting.

麦康纳举起在枪击案中丧生的10岁的阿莉西亚·拉米雷斯的照片说道,“她的梦想是去巴黎的艺术学校读书,有一天能与世界分享她的艺术。”麦康纳还展示了小女孩的画作,称小女孩的父母希望分享女儿的作品,“在某种意义上让她活下去”(showing someone else Alithia’s art would in some way keep her alive) 。



“Alithia, she was one of the 19 children that were killed the day before. Her dream was to go to art school in Paris and one day share her art with the world. “

之后,麦康纳又提到枪击事件的另一名受害者,9岁的梅特·罗德里格斯。麦康纳说,梅特穿着一双绿色高帮的匡威鞋,并且在右脚趾的位置手绘了心形图案,代表她对自然的热爱。

“Maite wore green high-top Converse with a heart she had hand-drawn on the right toe because they represented her love of nature.”

在发布会现场的麦康纳妻子卡米拉也展示了一双几乎一样的绿色鞋子。麦康纳说,这双梅特每天都在穿的鞋子,却成了辨认她遗体唯一清晰的证据。



“These are the same green Converse on her feet that turned out to be the only clear evidence that could identify her after the shooting.”

说到此处的麦康纳捶了一下桌子,而在整个发言中他也数度哽咽。



In a 22-minute speech , McConaughey appeared to choke up and hold back tear.

CNN称他的演讲“慷慨激昂(impassioned)”、“情绪激动(emotional)”。



麦康纳提到,现在是美国实施有意义的枪支条例改革的“机会窗口”,并呼吁进行持枪背景调查,将购买AR-15步枪的最低年龄上调到21岁等。

He said there was now a "window of opportunity" to enact meaningful gun legislation reform and called for universal background checks, raising the minimum age for purchasing an AR-15 to 21.

麦康纳对此解释,AR-15会给中枪者身体留下较大伤口,使得遗体难以辨认,必须依靠DNA测试或类似匡威鞋那样的遗物才能辨认。

“美国分化如此,但是对于枪支责任问题,我们的认同点大于分歧点。这是实际情况,但不应该成为一个党派问题”,麦康纳说,美国民主党和共和党应该“超越政治上的问题,并且认识到现在有一个危及性命的问题。”

“As divided as our country is, this gun responsibility issue is one we agree on more than we don’t. It really is. But this should be a nonpartisan issue”, Republicans and Democrats, McConaughey said, need to see “beyond the political problem at hand and admit that we have a life preservation problem on our hands.”

另据欧洲新闻网报道,尽管麦康纳此番对枪支暴力和控枪问题的演讲赢得好评,但同样有人批评,他在自己的电影作品中出现过为“赞美使用枪支”的桥段。另有记者在演讲后曾质疑麦康纳是否“哗众取宠”,即为自己吸引注意力,而非关注现实问题。

While many praised the actor for using his visibility to take a stand on gun violence and gun control, some critics bashed him for glorifying the use of firearms in his films. An unidentified reporter at the White House asked McConaughey after his speech if he was "grandstanding" - trying to attract attention to himself instead of the issue at hand.



据介绍,2014年,麦康纳凭借剧情片《达拉斯买家俱乐部》获得第86届奥斯卡金像奖最佳男主角、第71届美国金球奖电影类剧情类最佳男主角。去年,他曾表示要竞选得州州长,但最终没有参加。

The "Dallas Buyers Club" actor publicly weighed a run for governor in Texas last year but ultimately ruled one out.

综合来源:CNN,The Hill,环球网,观察者网,Euronews

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