Warriors manager Steve Kerr condemns senator for not controlling guns after the Texas school massacre.


Visibly angry and shaky on Tuesday evening, Steve Kerr was swept away by senators, particularly Republican Mitch McConnell, who failed to act on a gun law just hours after the massacre at an elementary school in the western Texas town of Uvalde. McConnell) was condemned.

“When are we going to do something?” Golden State Warriors manager Kerr shouted at a press conference before playing against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. The team was playing in Dallas, more than 300 miles from the site of the massacre.

“Mitch McConnell, I ask senators who refuse to do anything about violence and school shootings and supermarket shootings. Would you put your aspirations for power above the lives of our children? And our elders and our church members. heard?” he said “Because it looks like that.”

McConnell’s Twitter account wrote on Tuesday afternoon that it was “terrifying and heartbreaking” for “disgusting violence against innocent students.”

“The whole country is praying for children, families, teachers, staff and first responders on the field,” he tweeted.

Kerr, who declined to discuss basketball during the speech, also referred to a racist shooting at a Buffalo grocery store 10 days ago, targeting mainly blacks, and attacks on Asian church members in a California church. He is being investigated for a hate crime. Both have occurred within the last two weeks.

He also referred to HR8, a bill that expands background checks on gun purchases. The Democrat-controlled House passed the bill in 2019, but the bill must pass a 60-vote filibuster in an equally divided Senate. Republicans backed by the National Rifle Association have successfully thwarted several attempts to restrict gun ownership.

“They are holding us hostage to 50 Washington senators who refuse to even vote despite what the American people want,” Kerr said. “They won’t vote because they want to keep their power. It’s pathetic.” The coach slammed the table several times for emphasis during his excuses.

Kerr spoke shortly before President Joe Biden’s public address on Tuesday night. “We, as a nation, have to ask, when in the name of God we will stand in the lobby of a gunfight. When in the name of God do we do what we all intuitively know we should do?” the president said

‘Golden State Warriors’ official twitter And a YouTube account posted a video of Kerr’s emotional plea for real action against gun violence. Venture capitalist Joe Lacob is a major shareholder of the team.

Kerr’s father, Malcolm Kerr, was shot and killed in Lebanon in 1984 while serving as president of the American University of Beirut. As a coach and former NBA player, he has often weighed in on social issues and advocated for gun control.

“We can’t be numb to this,” Kerr said Tuesday evening.

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