NEWS OF THE WEEK: Matthew McConaughey hopeful new gun control measures in the U.S. will bring about change

The Free State Of Jones star issued a statement of support on his Instagram Stories for the bipartisan group of United States senators who have agreed to a framework of managing gun violence in the country. Senators announced on 12 June that they would implement an enhanced review process for people who want to purchase firearms and are under the age of 21, penalties for straw purchases, more funding for school resource officers, an expansion of mental health programs in schools and an expansion of mental health services for children and families, Fox News reports.

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