STEVE KERR, THE Golden State Warriors coach has said America's gun control laws are 'pathetic' in the wake of the Texas school shooting on Tuesday.
Nineteen young children and two adults died in the shooting at a primary school in south Texas in the city of Uvalde, when a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School with a handgun, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines
Kerr well known for his basketball playing days and coaching acumen spoke to reporters after the playoff loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, but refused to speak about the game and instead made a passionate plea for lawmakers to change America's torrid relationship with guns.
Breaking News: A gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said. The 18-year-old suspect was also killed. https://t.co/5zJTcrL1NK
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Kerr, whose father, Malcolm, was assassinated when Steve Kerr was in college said: When are we going to do something,” Kerr shouted at his pre-game press conference, punching the table. “
I’m tired. I am so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there.
I am so tired of the, excuse me, I am sorry, I am tired of the moments of silence. Enough!”
Kerr added, 'Fifty senators in Washington are going to hold us hostage.
They refuse to even put it to a vote, despite what the American people want. They want to hold onto their own power. It’s pathetic. I’ve had enough.'
La Lakers legend Lebron James also made a plea on Twitter saying: My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of loved ones lost & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harm's way at school. Like seriously AT SCHOOL where its suppose to be the safest!"
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April it was reported that guns overtook car crashes to become the leading cause of death for US children and teenagers in 2020.
An FBI report released this week also found that "active shooter" rampage attacks have doubled since the coronavirus began in 2020.
“When are we going to do something?”@warriors coach Steve Kerr gives a passionate plea for gun control after the fatal shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas https://t.co/FGucrx4tqn pic.twitter.com/HnOs3NqDdf
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