Warriors coach Steve Kerr emotionally pleads for action after Texas shooting

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr disregarded basketball and passionately pleaded for government action in response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas.

USA About: Warriors Publish: 05/25/2022 Edit: 05/25/2022 Author: Gardener


Steve KerrGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called on lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws during his pre-game press conference Tuesday in Dallas. May 25 (UPI) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr disregarded basketball and passionately pleaded for government action in response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. Kerr spoke about the shooting during his pregame press conference Tuesday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The shooting happened just hours before Kerr met with reporters about 350 miles from the Robb Elementary School crime scene. "Basketball issues don't matter," Kerr said ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. "Since we stopped shooting [in the morning], 14 children and a teacher have been killed 400 miles from here." The death toll was later updated. “In the last 10 days we have been killing elderly black people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. We killed Asian churchgoers in southern California. Now we have children who were murdered at school. I'm so tired of getting up here and sending my condolences to the devastated families out there. I'm so sick of the moments of silence. Kerr also urged senators to vote in favor of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (H. The bill, which would require background checks for all commercial arms sales, did not go to a vote in the Senate. Kerr's late father, the former president of the American University of Beirut, Malcolm H. Kerr was assassinated by a gunman on Jan. 18, 1984 in Beirut, Lebanon. "The 50 senators at the moment who are refusing to vote on H. to stay in power," Kerr told Supermarket Shootings : Want to put your own thirst for power at the forefront of the lives of children, our elderly, churchgoers? Kerr also urged listeners to think of family members, saying Americans "can't go deaf" to the tragedies because of their frequency related to guns.The Dallas Mavericks beat the Warriors 119-109 in Dallas on Tuesday.Many athletes, including LeBron James, and other sports teams and leagues in the United States also addressed the shooting with social media posts. Warriors guard Stephen Curry shared a video of Kerr's message on Twitter ahead of the game, urging fans to watch the video as they watched the game. "I have kids," Curry said at his post-game press conference. "I send them to school every day and pick them up again. "For the coach to come and say what he said. Every word he said was powerful and meaningful. Kerr also addressed the shooting in his post-game press conference. He said the dressing room was quiet and it was difficult to see through it. He said the Warriors players were angry but had to "accept" that they had to go out and play a game. Kerr previously used his platform to speak about the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people. He also spoke about the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting in which a gunman killed 61 people at a music festival.


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