Steve Kerr slams senators after Uvalde school shooting

The Golden State Warriors coach called on senators to pass a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases.

5/25/2022 5:13:00 AM

In an emotional address hours after a mass shooting at a Uvalde, Tex., elementary school Tuesday, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr criticized congressional leaders for their inaction on gun control legislation.

The Golden State Warriors coach called on senators to pass a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases.

AdvertisementMavericks Coach Jason Kidd read a brief statement about the shooting during his pregame news conference.“Our hearts go out to the victims and family of the horrific events in Uvalde,” Kidd said. “We send our condolences to our fellow Texans, and we’ll keep them in our hearts. We truly will play with heavy hearts tonight for the community, for the school of Robb Elementary School.”

The Warriors hold a 3-0 series lead over the Mavericks and can advance to their sixth NBA Finals in eight years with a Game 4 win.The NBA family is devastated by the horrific shooting that took place today in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the victims’ family and friends, and the entire Robb Elementary School and Uvalde community.

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donnabrazile I don't root for the Dubs. But tonight, I'm loving Steve Kerr. Just sayin'. He has enough money , why fake tears In tears.Very very angry. United States people have been and are in a war. We are under assault by the gun lobby, backed by the NRA who uses its blood money raised to buy/influence congressional law makers to vote against reasonable gun control laws. It's a sanctioned bloodbath.

Boycott dallasmavs if they are in bed with NRA “When are we going to do something?” Kerr said during a news conference before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. “I’m tired. I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there.”

'I'm fed up': Emotional Steve Kerr responds to Texas elementary school shooting“When are we going to do something? I’m tired. I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there. I’m so tired. Excuse me. I’m sorry. I’m tired of the moments of… Save your theatrics and stick to basketball Kerr. A gun law isn't going to fix stupid people. It's already illegal to kill in the U.S. and that doesn't stop those hell bent on killing. Steve, can you run for office? “There’s 50 Senators right now who refuse to vote on HR8, which is a background check rule that the House passed a couple years ago. It’s been sitting there for two years. There’s a reason they won’t vote on it: to hold onto power.'

Kerr blasts GOP, storms out of presser after Texas shootingKerr was the most visibly angry he's been when discussing gun violence. Steve Kerr for Senate. Guns don’t kill people just like autos don’t commit dui manslaughter just like……People commit crimes…the rest is steel…. Moral outrage by Kerr and the rest of the NBA rings a little hollow.

A Furious Steve Kerr Addresses School Shooting Before His Team’s NBA Game In Dallas: “When Are We Going to Do Something?!”“When are we going to do something?!” a furious Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, his voice breaking, asked the assembled media before Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals matc… SteveKerr bradybuzz StephenCurry30 maddow History just f'cken repeats. Shame on Us. We need a new gen in congress with no fear of NRA & the Constitution they hide behind, Senators & Reps who are not beholden to $$$$$ and old men of power. Business has the power but not will. Indeed, all those beautiful children slaughtered by a deranged gunman😓 rich415Media A lot of people don't know that Kerr's father was assassinated when Kerr was in college. That's why he's anti-gun.

Emotional Steve Kerr: 'I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough!'Frustration and anger boiled over within Warriors head coach Steve Kerr as he met with reporters Tuesday before Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals. warriors How many of this Head Coach's players have guns under the front seat of their cars? People don't listen to lectures when their own house is not in order. He's arguing about guns when his own players have guns. warriors Don’t play. Go on strike till gun legislation is passed warriors Calm down Sally. When are you going to hold the shooter accountable instead trying to take away my rights? SteveKerr And when are people like SteveKerr gona give a damn about black folk killing each other in Chicago every weekend? eff yer self big baby......

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of Kerr’s comments Tuesday and added, “Watch this as much as you watch the game tonight.Staff and wire reports DALLAS — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, one of the NBA’s leading voices on social issues, gave another emotional plea for gun control after 14 children and one teacher shot and killed Tuesday at a Texas elementary school just hours before Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between the Warriors and Dallas Mavericks.This $38 lululemon bag is all over TikTok — and it’s on sale "We are being held hostage by 50 senators in Washington who refuse to even put it to a vote despite what we, the American people, want," Kerr said.by two gunmen in 1984, went on to rip into American politicians.

” Advertisement Mavericks Coach Jason Kidd read a brief statement about the shooting during his pregame news conference. “Our hearts go out to the victims and family of the horrific events in Uvalde,” Kidd said. And the Warriors coach took aim at politicians who refuse to pass a bipartisan law that would make background checks mandatory for every gun sale. “We send our condolences to our fellow Texans, and we’ll keep them in our hearts." He slammed the table again on his final sentence and walked out immediately after. We truly will play with heavy hearts tonight for the community, for the school of Robb Elementary School. “It’s pathetic.” The Warriors hold a 3-0 series lead over the Mavericks and can advance to their sixth NBA Finals in eight years with a Game 4 win. How would you feel if this happened to you today? We can’t get numb to this.

The NBA family is devastated by the horrific shooting that took place today in Uvalde, Texas.” The devastating news hits close to home for Kerr, who lost his own father to gun violence. Go Dubs, come on Mavs. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the victims’ family and friends, and the entire Robb Elementary School and Uvalde community. — NBA (@NBA) May 24, 2022 The NBA issued a statement saying it was “devastated by the horrific shooting” but did not move to postpone the game. 18, 1984, when Steve was 18. Kidd and Kerr expressed a level of discomfort with playing mere hours after the mass shooting. We're going to go play a basketball game and 50 senators in Washington are going to hold us hostage. “I want every person here, every person listening to this, to think about your own child or grandchild, mother or father, sister or brother,” Kerr said. Nothing’s happened with our team in the last six hours.

“How would you feel if this happened to you today? We can’t get numb to this.” Advertisement In the WNBA, the Washington Mystics opted for a media blackout following their 70-50 win over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night. Any basketball questions don’t matter. Guard Natasha Cloud represented the team in comments to reporters after the game. The Mystics decided to have a media blackout tonight and focus on the Texas shooting. In the last 10 days, we’ve had elderly black people killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, we’ve had Asian churchgoers killed in Southern California, now we have children murdered at school. Natasha Cloud represented the team with a few words.

. I’m sorry.