Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on current events and political issues.
So after the horrifying tragedy at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and dozens more injured, it came as no surprise that Kerr opened up and delivered a powerful message about the school shooting on Wednesday night.
Kerr criticized current lawmakers and the National Rifle Association for their failure to take action.
“It doesn’t seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day,” Kerr said. “It’s not enough apparently to move our leadership, our government, the people who are running this country to actually do anything. That’s demoralizing.
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“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’ve financed their campaign for them. … Hopefully we can find enough people with courage to actually help our citizens remain 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 semiautomatic weapons just slaughtering our children. It’s disgusting.”
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was the 18th school shooting of 2018.
Like Kerr said, something has to change.