Kerr, whose father was the victim of armed violence, appeared visibly disappointed as he told reporters he would not talk about basketball but would refer to what happened about 400 miles from Dallas where the Warriors will play the Mavericks on Tuesday. the evening.
“Since we left, 14 children have been killed 400 miles from here, as well as a teacher,” he said. “And in the last 10 days, elderly blacks have been killed in a supermarket in Buffalo.”
He went on to report the deadly shooting of churchgoers in Southern California that killed a man trying to stop a gunman and injured several others.
“When are we going to do something? asked. “I’m tired. I’m so tired of standing here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there. I’m so tired of the excuse, but I’m sorry, I’m tired of the moments of silence. Enough.”
The head coach then summoned the 50 senators, saying they refused to vote on the 2019 Bipartisan Historic Control Act (HR8), which would require a background check for any firearms sales.
“So I’m asking you, Mitch McConnell, ask all of you senators who refuse to do anything about school shooting violence and supermarket shooting, I’m asking you – will you put your own desire for power over our own lives? our children and the elderly and our churchmen? said an excited Ker.
He went on to say that the 50 senators in Washington, DC who refuse to vote for HR8 are holding Americans hostage as the majority supports the bill.
“You realize that 90% of Americans, regardless of political party, want background checks, universal background checks,” Kerr said. “Ninety percent of us. They will not vote for it because they want to retain their power. It is pathetic. I am bored.”
As Kerr closed his remarks, he invited everyone to think about their own child, grandchild, mother or father and to think about how they would feel if that happened to them.
“We can not stay numb to this,” he said. “We can not sit here and read about it and say, ‘Well, a moment of silence.’
Check out the video player above and read the full text below of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaking at the Dallas Press Conference.
“I’m not going to talk about basketball. Nothing has happened to our team in the last six hours. We will start the same way tonight. Any basketball questions do not matter.
Since we left the shooting, 14 children have been killed 400 miles from here. And teacher. And in the last 10 days, elderly blacks have been killed in a supermarket in Buffalo. We had killed Asian churchgoers in Southern California. And now we have children killed at school.
When will we do something?
I’m tired. I’m so tired of getting up here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there. I’m so tired of excuses, but I’m sorry, I’re tired of moments of silence. Enough.
There are 50 senators right now who are refusing to vote for the HRA, which is a history-checking rule passed by Parliament a few years ago. He has been sitting there for two years. And there is a reason they will not vote for it: to retain power.
So I ask you, Mitch McConnell, I ask all of you senators who refuse to do anything about school shooting violence and supermarket shootings, I ask you – you will put your own desire for power over the lives of our children. and our elders and our churchgoers? Because it seems so. It’s what we do every week.
So, I’m bored. I’ve had enough.
We’re going to play the game tonight, but I want everybody here, everybody who hears it to think of their own child or grandchild or mother or father, sister or brother – how would it feel if that happened to you today? ;
We can not be seduced by this. We can not sit here and read about it and say, ‘Well, let’ s have a minute of silence. Yes, go to Dubs. You know? “Come on, Mavs, let’s go.”
This is what we will do. We are going to play a basketball game. And 50 senators in Washington will hold us hostage. You realize that 90% of Americans, regardless of political party, want background checks, universal background checks. Ninety percent of us.
We are being held hostage by 50 senators in Washington who refuse to even put it to a vote. Despite what we Americans want. They will not vote for it because they want to retain their power.
It is pathetic. I’ve had enough.”
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