Words by Jason Cordner
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr took to the media once again to plea his case for the country to strengthen it’s gun laws.
Just like he did after the unfortunate Vegas mass shooting, Kerr spoke about gun control Monday after a gunman killed 26 people at Texas church on Sunday afternoon. Kerr spoke to the media before the Warriors home game against the Miami Heat and had a few choice words to get of his chest.
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“Our government has to lead the way and they can’t just cave into the NRA just because the NRA wants to make money,” Kerr said. “They have to put people’s safety and health over the interest of the gun lobby and the gun industry. It doesn’t seem like it would be that far of a stretch. But for whatever reason, we’re paralyzed and unable to do anything to protect our citizens. It’s disgusting and it’s a shame.”
Kerr follows fellow head coach Gregg Popovich in speaking out about the massacre. The Spurs coach cut his media availability short Sunday night—saying that basketball was not important in light of the shooting, which happened about 35 miles outside of San Antonio.
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Kerr has been outspoken about various current events, including President Donald Trump. Kerr’s outspokenness toward gun violence traces back to his own upbringing, though. Kerr’s late father, Malcolm was an American academic who specialized in Middle Eastern affairs before he was assassinated in Beirut in 1984 in an act of terrorism.