Steve Kerr Says Mass Shootings Have Become ‘A Part of Our Culture’ Now; Wants Tougher Gun Laws (VIDEO)
An all too familiar scene played out once again in Sante Fe, Texas when a 17-year-old student walked into Santa Fe High School with his father’s shotgun and revolver, killed 10 people, and left 13 others injured, according to authorities.
After yet another mass shooting in the United States, Steve Kerr is once again calling for tighter gun laws.
Just before the team was set to take on the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors head coach had something to say about the state of our country.
“It never surprises me anymore,” Kerr said, according to Logan Murdock of The Mercury News. “This is a part of our culture now. We need to have laws in place in every state that your guns need to be locked up.”
“The fact that there is no law against that (easily accessible firearms in a private dwelling) and 10 people were killed and maybe those 10 people wouldn’t be killed if the father had locked up the guns,” Kerr said. “It’s pretty obvious, let’s make that a law. It’s not infringing on anybody’s Second Amendment rights.
“We don’t hand the keys to a car when a kid gets to be 16. We make him go through driver’s ed; we make him pass a test, we make him get a license, you keep a database on that person, you register the car. We need to do all the same things with guns and if we do that, we’ll save lives and anybody who’s going to argue with that, I would say, ‘Imagine if it was your kid who doesn’t come back from a school shooting.’ Maybe you’ll agree that schools should have more safety laws in place.”
Many theories have come out since the shooting regarding why 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis would kill his fellow classmates. One of those theories involves the mother of a 16-year-old female victim revealing that her daughter had endured “four months of problems from this boy”.
“He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
It all came to an end when she stood up in class and embarrassingly rejected him in front of everybody.
“A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” she said.