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Warriors coach calls for tougher gun control after Texas shooting


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Steve Kerr has refused to talk about basketball in the run-up to the Eastern Conference finals game against the Mavericks

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The Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr He has refused to talk about basketball in a press conference prior to Tuesday’s game and, instead, has asked for a stricter gun control following the deaths of at least 19 children and two adults in a shooting at a Texas school.

The authorities have confirmed that an 18 year old opened fire at a primary school in the south texasabout 130 kilometers west of San Antonio, before being shot down by police officers.

A visibly shaken Kerr, who has been a proponent of stricter gun laws, has said he would not speak of the party of the Warriors Eastern Conference Finals vs. Dallas Mavericks.

“Any basketball questions don’t matter,” Kerr told reporters. “In the past 10 days, we have had murdered black elders in a supermarket in buffalowe had asian parishioners killed in southern California. Now we have children murdered at school. When are we going to do something? I’m so tired of coming up here and saying condolences to the devastated families out there.”

Kerr has also criticized lawmakers for blocking efforts to advance gun control measures.

Small, rural, and often Republican-led states, where gun ownership is widespread, have disproportionate influence in the US Senate, where a 60-vote supermajority is needed to advance most laws in the Senate. 100-seat chamber.

“They realize that 90% of Americans, regardless of political party, want background checks universally? 90% of us,” Kerr said.

“We are being held hostage by 50 senators in Washington who refuse to even put it up for a vote, despite what we Americans want. They won’t vote for it because they want to cling to their own power.”

The president of United States, Joe Bidenhas called on Congress to require new background checks on gun buyers and to ban military-style “assault” weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Los Angeles Lakers player Lebron Jameshas also asked for a change.

“These are children and we continue to put them in danger at school,” he wrote on Twitter. “Like seriously ‘AT SCHOOL’ where it’s supposed to be safer! “There just has to be a change!”

For his part, the Dallas Mavericks player, Luka Doncić He stated: “I don’t think anything could be worse. It’s a disaster. I think that shouldn’t happen anywhere” and pointed out that he felt “very sorry” for this tragedy.

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