Warriors coach Steve Kerr to speak at town hall meeting on gun violence
In the age of “shut up and dribble,” Steve Kerr continues to speak out.
The Warriors head coach will participate in a town hall-style meeting with California's 17th congressional district representative Ro Khanna and a group of high school students at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, Calif. on Monday to discuss gun violence in America.
Kerr has emerged as one of the more outspoken sports figures on political issues and President Donald Trump.
He has particularly taken a strong stance on gun control and gun violence, which he has addressed several times in the wake of recent mass shootings, particularly the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17.
Steve Kerr will brings his gun control beliefs to a town hall-style meeting in California on Monday.
“It doesn’t seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools,” he said following the tragedy. “It doesn’t matter that people are being shot at a concert, in a movie theater. It’s not enough, apparently, to move our leadership, our government, people that are running this country, to actually do anything. That’s demoralizing.”
Kerr has experienced gun violence on a personal level.
His late father, Malcolm, was assassinated by two gunmen in 1984 while serving as president at the American University of Beirut.
Kerr has argued that gun violence should be approached as a safety issue.
“All these things that are safety issues and I think we somehow get our government cut through all the crap and get right to the point -- the point of fact, which is safety,” he said in November. “Which means a lot of things we can do without taking away people’s Second Amendment rights. Let’s do the sensible thing.”
The town hall can be seen via live-stream on Khanna’s Facebook page.