NBA head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors went on a tirade about the Uvalde school shooting during a recent press conference. An 18-year-old male by the name of Salvador Ramos shot and killed 19 elementary-school-aged children and two, possibly three adults. Ramos also shot his grandmother in the face before he went on this rampage but as of the writing of this article, she has not died. The shooter himself is also dead after being engaged by police after they received a call. There is no known motive for the shooting, currently. Ramos did, however, reach out to a random girl through text by sending her cryptic messages about his guns and a possible shooting. It is not known how Ramos obtained his weapons.
Steve Kerr had quite a bit to say about the Uvalde shooting. His comments came during what was supposed to be a press conference about his upcoming basketball game. The Warriors are in the playoffs facing off against the Dallas Mavericks. They are currently playing in the Western Conference Finals. If the Warriors win this series then they’ll advance to the NBA finals for a chance at a championship. Kerr was not interested in speaking about the game of basketball at all. His focus was directly on the Uvalde shooting. He was very passionate when saying that something needs to be done. Kerr specifically focused on universal background checks, pointing the finger at “50 Senators” (presumably just Republicans) who refuse to vote on it.
One thing that must be mentioned here is that Steve Kerr may have a personal vendetta against guns. His father was killed back in 1984 while in Beirut, Lebanon serving as President of the American University of Beirut. A group of Islamic militants killed him with suppressed firearms right outside of his office. Steve Kerr was 18 at the time and in college before his illustrious NBA career with the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan. The assassination of his father most likely remained with him throughout his life. So whenever there is a “mass shooting”, it may bring up old, but not necessarily distant, memories.
Having personal feelings about gun violence does not make one an expert, however. Kerr may be in favor of “universal background checks” or even outright banning weapons, but he is also in favor of removing armed police from schools. If Kerr were to have his way, then teachers, students, and regular citizens outside of school would be totally defenseless against the pre-existing criminal element in this country. Criminals would simply import their guns through the wide-open southern border or use one of the 325,000,000 guns that already exist in the hands of United States citizens. The end result of all of this “gun control” talk would be a much more vulnerable United States population.
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