Actor and avid Trump supporter Jon Voight broke ranks with Republicans by calling for “credentials” and “proper qualifications” for gun ownership following Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
The outspoken Ray Donovan star shared his thoughts on Facebook Friday night with a video titled “My soul cries for all lost.”
“We must do something about these horrors that are taken out on innocent beings, humans who each have lives and years of life that they’re supposed to live. They’ve been taken down by insanity,” Voight began.
[Watch the video below]
“It’s not about left, right, guns, no guns. This is about brains that are dysfunctioning. This is mental. This is not about healthy human beings serving the country with arms to bear or even the right of this Constitution for bearing arms,” he continued.
Voight then urged lawmakers to pass more restrictions for gun ownership.
“We must identify every individual for their credentials, for their mental capacity to bear arms,” he said. “There should be proper qualifications for gun ownership and proper testing. One should only own a gun if they’re qualified and schooled.”
He then offered condolences to the victims of the shooting and their families.
“I stand with all. I stand for the freedom of each soul’s truths. I stand for God’s truths. I stand for one to be condemned for evil doings, and that they must pay a price,” he added. “May God watch over all and bring comfort for this loss which may never heal, for each child was so precious, a gift,” he said.
Voight is an Academy Award winner for his performance in the 1978 film Coming Home.
In 2014 he took home a Golden Globe for his role as Mickey Donovan in the Showtime crime drama Ray Donovan.
Watch his video below.