Steve Warrior's Head Coach Steve Kerr arrived in Toronto wearing a jersey that said "Vote for our lives" and went to the podium to discuss his feelings about the current state of the gun laws in the United States ,
TORONTO – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wore a "Vote For Our Lives" T-shirt Sunday to support compliance with more stringent arms control laws. Two days after a gunman killed 12 people and wounded four in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"The jersey is all about the Virginia Beach tragedy and how devastated are so many families and so many people," Kerr said 90 minutes before the Warriors played the Raptors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. "The shirt reminds us that we can only get out of this mess if we actually vote and vote for people willing to change our weapons laws in our country."
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Kerr, who did not know that former President Barack Obama should participate in the game, wore the jersey in the arena and at his press conference before the game.
"Vote For Our Lives" supports the "March For Our Lives", which seeks to "harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sound strategies to prevent gun violence and save lives". The group was formed after an armed man killed 17 people on 14 February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida.
Kerr was pronounced after several instances of gun violence in the United States. Kerr's father, Malcolm, was murdered in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1984, when Kerr was a sports student at the University of Arizona.
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"The young generation, the generation of the march for our lives, really inspired me," Kerr said, so I offer my support to them and all the young people, and I hope we can make a difference in which we do not all have to run around because we are afraid of being shot in our country.
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