Warriors coach Steve Kerr rips Congress for inaction on gun control: ‘It’s pathetic’

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday filed an impassioned petition asking Congress to enforce gun control after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed at least 18 children and three adults.

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Speaking at a news conference ahead of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals in Dallas, a visibly shaken Kerr said he was “fed up” and slammed the table in despair.

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,“When are we going to do anything? I’m tired. I’m so tired of getting up here and expressing my condolences to the devastated families out there.”,


— Steve Kerro

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Kerr in particular lamented the inaction of the US Senate, which has blocked legislation on universal background checks for gun purchases, an issue The vast majority of US voters support,

“I am so tired of getting up here and expressing my condolences to the families devastated there. I’m tired of excuses, I’m tired of moments of silence. enough! There are 50 senators who refuse to vote on HR-8, a background check rule that the House passed two years ago. . It’s pathetic. I did too much.”

“I ask you: are you going to put your desire for power ahead of the lives of our children and our elders and our church-goers? Because it looks like this,” Kerr said.

“I’m fed up. I’ve had enough,” Kerr continued. “We’re going to play games tonight. But I want every person here, every person who hears this, think of their child, grandson, mother, father, sister, brother – how would you feel if this happened to you today? We can’t be shocked at this!”

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Kerr is one of the most socially conscious coaches in pro sports, and has spoken on social issues several times. Gun violence especially hits close to home for Kerr; His father, a professor at the American University of Beirut, was shot and killed in 1984.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James echoed Kerr’s dismay in a series of tweets on Tuesday. “Like when is enough man!!!” He tweeted. “There just has to be change! It has to happen!!”



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