Later Uvalade, Texas Tuesday school shooting, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Issued an interesting statement: “We cannot be numb to this.”
“No basketball question matters,” Kerr told his pregame news conference before Game 4. Western Conference Final Against Dallas Mavericks. Instead, he addressed lawmakers, calling for gun control.
“When are we going to do anything?” Ker screamed. “I’m tired. I’m tired of getting up here to offer my condolences to the bereaved families – I’m sorry. I’m tired of moments of silence. Enough.”
Kerr also mentioned a vocal opponent of gun violence HR 8, The The Bilateral Background Check Act of 2021Which will improve the background check for personal firearms transfer.
The bill cleared the House of Representatives last year but has since stuck in the Senate, with conservative Republicans who must vote to overtake a Philipbaster and Democratic West Virginia senator. Joe Manchin It is opposed.
“They have a reason not to vote. To retain power, ”Kerr said. “So I ask you, [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell, I ask all of you senators who refuse to do anything about violence and school shootings and supermarket shootings, I ask you: Are you going to put your will to power before the lives of our children and our adults and our elderly? Going to church? Because that’s what it looks like. That’s what we do every week. “
According to reports, Kerr’s father was shot dead during a terrorist attack in 1984. Beirut. Since then, Kerr has devoted most of his professional life to using his platform to advocate for gun control.
“I’m upset,” he said. “I had enough. We’re going to play the game tonight, but I want everyone here, everyone listening – think about your own children or grandchildren or mom or dad, sister, brother – how would you feel if that happened to you today? “
Steve Kerr in today’s tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas. pic.twitter.com/lsJ8RzPcmC
– Golden State Warriors (Warriors) May 24, 2022