Mass shootings and gun violence continue to be an issue in the United States, and despite continued tragedies, there has yet to be actionable legislation enacted to effectively curtail the senseless deaths of innocent citizens.
The solution appears obvious, but myriad environmental factors continue to make common sense gun laws difficult to pass. To that end, two world class coaches are fed up with the way things have gone.
In the wake of the mass killings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton, both Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich made comments to the media calling for reform. Kerr said that the entire situation was “insanity”.
Via The Mercury News and Twitter:
“I think about it all the time. Somebody could walk in the door in the gym right now and start spraying us with an AR-15,” Kerr told Bay Area News Group as he eyed the practice court on Monday. “They could. It might happen because we’re all vulnerable, whether we go to a concert, a church, the mall or go to the movie theatre or a school. It’s up to us as Americans to demand change from the gutless leadership that continues to allow this to happen and continues to somehow claim the second amendment is doing its job. The second amendment is about the right to defend yourself. The only thing that second amendment is doing is leading to mass murder right now. This is all just insanity.”
Kerr and Popovich certainly echo the sentiment of millions of Americans who want reform.
No doubt there will be comments for Kerr and Popovich to “stick to sports” which is always an eyebrow-raiser given that Popovich is a veteran of the Air Force who worked in the intelligence sector. Plus, that’s just not possible in 2019 with the way things are going. The more big name sports figures talk about social figures the more pressure it will inevitably put on politicians in a post-reality TV president world.