A tragic shooting recently occurred in Texas.
Twenty-six innocent people lost their lives, but the left wasted no time politicizing the issue.
Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr added to the noise with a woefully ill-informed rant on guns.
Kerr took the standard leftist position, which is that the government needs to do “something.” What that is, he doesn’t know.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr labeled the nation’s inability to curb multiple-victim gun violence “disgusting” and a “shame” on Monday.
His words, said before Monday night’s game between the 7-3 Warriors and the 4-5 Miami Heat, came in response to the Sunday attack by a mentally-ill atheist on the congregants of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that left 27, including the gunman, dead.
Kerr, an outspoken advocate of gun control, referred, in the past, to American gun laws as “insane” and to “this totally outdated Bill Of Rights.” He offered more measured remarks on Monday:
“To solve it, I think we almost have to look at it like a public health issue. Too often, we get caught up in political rhetoric, second amendment rights, NRA stuff. We have to look at this as having nothing to do with partisanship, political parties. It’s got to be a public safety issue, a public health issue.
I read a great article today that talked about comparing this to the automobile industry. Apparently in the 1950s, about nine or 10 times more people died in auto wrecks than die right now. What changed over 70 years? Safety measures, right? Speed limits, auto regulations, seat belts, car seats, driver’s license registration and making sure people deserve to drive.
All these things are safety issues, and I think we somehow get our government [to] cut through all the crap and get right to the point—the point of fact, which is safety. Which means a lot of things we can do without taking away people’s second amendment rights. Let’s do the sensible thing.
But our government has to lead the way, and they can’t just cave into the NRA just because they want to make money. They have to put people’s safety and health over the interest of the gun lobby and the gun industry. Doesn’t seem like it would be that far of a stretch, but for whatever reason, we’re paralyzed and unable to do anything to protect our citizens. It’s disgusting and it’s a shame.”
Perhaps Kerr was unaware, but the shooter was prohibited by law from purchasing a gun. He was convicted of domestic violence while in the Air Force and served 12 months in confinement for intentionally fracturing his infant stepson’s skull.
The shooter passed his background check because his criminal record was never forwarded to the FBI national database. Before adding even more government, perhaps the government should be competent enough to handle their existing obligations first.
Kerr also fails to mention that it was heroic private citizens with guns that chased down the shooter and neutralized him before he could hurt even more people.
Finally, Kerr says the NRA is blocking research on gun control. But Barack Obama commissioned a CDC study in 2013, however, because the results didn’t comport with the left’s gun control agenda, the findings were ignored.
The country needs more responsible gun owners, not fewer. People who break the law or erroneously pass background checks aren’t the people who will be disarmed by more regulations.
Law-abiding citizens are the ones who will suffer.