Several American sports personalities spoke out after the massacre in Uvalde, Texas.

An 18-year-old opened fire at a primary school on Tuesday, killing 18 young students and at least one teacher.

A few hours later, Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a strong plea for gun control.

"I'm not going to talk about basketball," Kerr told reporters at a press conference just before Game 4 of the Western Conference NBA Finals between the Warriors and Mavericks in Dallas.

“Since we left the training session, 14 children have been killed 600 km from here, and a teacher.

In the past ten days, black seniors have been killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, Asian worshipers have been killed in Southern California, and now children have been killed in school,” Kerr said. tight and misty eyes.

 “When are we going to do something?

I'm tired.

Tired of standing in front of you to offer my condolences to the devastated families.

I have enough.

We are going to play tonight.

But I want everyone listening to think of their own child or grandchild, mother or father, sister or brother.

How would you feel if this happened to you today?

asked Kerr, whose father was murdered by Islamist terrorists, in Beirut in 1984.

“Taken hostage by 50 senators”

Hitting the table with his hand, he attacked American senators who refuse to legislate despite the litany of massacres.

“Do you realize that 90% of Americans, regardless of their political orientation, want criminal or psychological background checks on purchasers of small arms?

We are being held hostage by 50 senators in Washington who refuse to even put this measure to a vote, despite what we, the American people, want,” he blasted.

There simply has to be changed!

HAS TO BE!!

😔😔😔😔🥺🥺🥺🥺.. Praying to the heavens above to all with kids these days in schools.

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 24, 2022


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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James also expressed outrage and called for change.

" that's enough !!!

They are children and we continue to endanger them at school.

Seriously !

AT SCHOOL, where it's supposed to be safest!

It just needs to change.

IT HAS TO CHANGE !

“, he tweeted.

Reactions also in the NFL

Stars of the NFL, the professional American football league, have also reacted in this direction, such as quarterback Patrick Mahomes, winner of the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs and who grew up in Texas, or DeMarcus Lawrence, defender of the Dallas Cowboys, who spoke directly to the governor of this state, Greg Abbott.

"Who's going to step in and DEMAND that we have better security in all these schools that can't afford it????

"Why is it that our tax dollars are not going to those who need protection the most?"

!!!

OUR CHILDREN!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !

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