Steve Kerr Speaks on Reaction to Powerful Texas Shooting Statement and Calls for Local Action | Launderer’s report

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After a heated pre-game press conference Tuesday following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr discussed the reaction he received and what he thinks people should be doing in their own communities.

Kerr said gun violence should be viewed more as a public health issue than a political issue and stressed the importance of getting involved on Thursday.

“So what I’m asking people to do is get involved in their local communities,” he said. “There are a lot of amazing gun safety and prevention groups out there. Call your senators. are Democrats. I have a lot of friends who are Republicans. All I know is that they all want gun violence to end.

“We just have to get our officials to respond to what we all want. I don’t know how to do that, but we’ll try.”

The Warriors observed a moment of silence ahead of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks and let fans know who they can turn to in creating more sensible gun laws:

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Our hearts are with the families and friends of the 21 victims who were tragically killed at Robb Elementary School.

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Kerr is an audience lawyer for tougher gun control measures, a topic personal to him since his father, Malcolm Kerr, was murdered by gunmen when the Warriors head coach was in college.

After Tuesday’s shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, Kerr advocated for increased gun control and also criticized US senators:

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“There are 50 senators right now who are refusing to vote on HR8, which is a background check rule that the House passed a few years ago. It’s been in place for two years. And there’s a reason why. which they will not vote in. So I ask you, Mitch McConnell, I ask you all the senators who refuse to do anything about the violence, the school shootings and the supermarket shootings. Do you put your own desire for power before the lives of our children, our elderly and our worshipers? Because that’s what it looks like. That’s what we do every week. So I I’ve had enough. We’re going to play the game tonight, but I want every person here, every person listening to this, to think of your own child or grandchild or mother or father or sister, brother. How would you feel if this happened to you today We can’t stay ins susceptible to this.

He also mentioned the May 14 shooting in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, when a gunman killed 10 people at a Tops Friendly Markets store.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the attack was a racist hate crime.

Kerr’s call to action comes as there has now been After mass shootings than days in 2022 in the United States.

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