Steve Kerr weighs in on yesterday's tragedy in Parkland, Florida.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called out politicians, the NRA and President Trump following yet another tragic school shooting.
17 innocent people were killed yesterday at a high school in Parkland, Florida and Kerr says it's about time that politicians stop bowing down to the NRA because they finance their campaigns.
Prior to yesterday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers, just hours after the tragedy unfolded, Kerr spoke with reporters about how our government doesn't seem to care that these types of incidents are becoming more and more common. He expressed the need to vote for "good people with courage to actually help our citizens remain safe" rather than those who are focused on "building some stupid wall for billions of dollars."
Kerr's comments, per USA Today,
“Well, nothing has been done,” Kerr said. “It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. It doesn't seem to matter that people are being shot at a concert, in a movie theater. It's not enough, apparently, to move our leadership, our government, the people running this country to actually do anything. That's demoralizing.
“But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they finance their campaign for them. So, hopefully, we will find enough people to vote good people with courage to actually help our citizens remain safe and focus on the real safety issues and 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 (who) are just slaughtering our children. It's disgusting."
This isn't the first time Kerr has blasted Trump and it surely won't be the last. Several others around the sports world also called for change in the wake of yesterday's shooting, including Steve Nash, Jared Dudley and Karl-Anthony Towns.