6 Handguns, 2 ‘Assault Weapons,’ 2 Submachine Guns, Shotgun, Grenade Used in HBO’s ‘True Detective;’ Produced by, Starring Matthew McConaughey

<> at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014 in New York City.

While he’s now loudly calling for gun control from the Joe Biden White House briefing room, Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey has made a small fortune executive producing and starring in TV and movies using guns. Indeed he starred in and produced the first season of HBO’s acclaimed crime series True Detective, which featured 11 guns and a hand grenade in one season.

IMFDB.org notes that 6 of the guns were handguns, consisting of two revolvers and four semiautomatic pistols.

The revolvers were a Smith & Wesson 627 snub nose and a Smith & Wesson 629 snub nose.

The semiautomatic pistols were a Glock 17,  M1911A1, Sig Sauer P226, and a Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark I.

Among the remaining guns, two were the type that Democrats refer to as “assault weapons.” Those two were an AKM and an AKMS, variants of both of which are also manufactured and used in other countries as full automatic.

Weapons used in Season 1 of the HBO series True Detective. (HBO/Internet Movie Firearms Database)

Two other guns in True Detective Season One were submachine guns, which means they are fully automatic firearms that shoot pistol rounds, such as 9mm, instead of rifle rounds, such as .556,  308., etc.  The submachine guns were the IMI Uzi and the Intratec TEC-9.

A Winchester Model 1912 saw-off shotgun also made an appearance in season one, as did the M67 Hand Grenade.

Watch below:

Season One of True Detective broadcast in 2014.

On March 27, 2018, People magazine reported McConaughey’s push to “ban the assault weapons for civilians.”

He added, “This is a no-brainer. And to my friends out there that are responsible owners of these recreational assault weapons that they use for recreation, please let’s just take one for the team here and set it down.”

On June 6, 2022, Breitbart News reported that McConaughey penned an op-ed pushing for gun control and describing new restrictions as an “acceptable sacrifice.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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