“When are we going to do something?” an emotional Steve Kerr yelled, addressing reporters before the fourth game of the NBA Western Conference Finals Tuesday night.
The Warriors coach was referring to the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. He referenced today’s mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas; as well as the white supremacist mass murder spree in Buffalo on May 14 and the Laguna Woods Taiwanese church shooting on May 15.
Kerr then turned his ire on the United States Senate, saying that there are “50 Senators, right now, who refuse to vote on HR8,” a firearm background check bill that was passed with bipartisan support by the House in March of 2021.
The bill would mandate universal background checks—even for private sellers, who currently are not federally required to perform a background check when selling a firearm.