Steve Kerr On Florida School Shooting: “It Doesn’t Seem To Matter To Our Government”

Bryan Brandom
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has spoken up on the part of Americans’ safety before.

On Wednesday, he tragically was compelled to do so again following the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

The target of his disgust: politicians who continue to reject advancement on gun restrictions.

He 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 matter that people are being shot at a concert, at a movie theater. 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. 

But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect people’s lives, not just bow down to the NRA because they’ve financed their campaign for them. Hopefully we’ll find enough people, first of all to vote, get people in, but hopefully we’ll find enough people to actually help our citizens remain safe and focus on the real safety issues. Not building some stupid wall for millions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety, but actually protecting us from what is truly dangerous, which is maniacs with semi-automatic weapons just slaughtering our children. It’s disgusting.

Kerr has never been shy about his politics. A year ago he spoke out against the White House’s Muslim ban. Months earlier, he lamented the nation’s electing a man who “has routinely used racist, misogynist, insulting words” to be president.