Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Wednesday ripped the United States’ response to mass shootings, arguing “it doesn’t seem to matter our government that children are being shot to death.”
Kerr was reacting to a horrific school shooting at a high school in Florida, which left 17 people dead. The gunman used an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, and opened fire on students towards the end of the school day.
“Well, nothing has been done,” Kerr said. "It doesn’t seem to matter our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. It doesn’t matter that people are being shot at a concert, at a movie theater. It’s not enough, apparently, to move our leadership, our government, the people running our country, to actually do anything.”
“That’s demoralizing,” Kerr added. “But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect people’s lives, and not just bow down to the NRA because they have financed their campaign for them.”
“So hopefully we’ll find enough people, first of all to vote good people in, but hopefully we can find enough people with courage to actually help our citizens feel safe and focus on the real safety issues. Not building some stupid wall for billions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety, but actually protecting us from what truly is dangerous, which is maniacs with semi-automatic weapons just slaughtering our children. It’s disgusting.”
The Warriors' Steve Kerr with a strong statement on gun reform after the latest tragedy in Florida
'It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death, day after day in schools...'
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