Steve Kerr criticizes response to mass shootings, says Warriors have moments of silence every week

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Steve Kerr pointed out how often the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/gsw" data-ylk="slk:Warriors">Warriors</a> hold a moment of silence before a game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Steve Kerr pointed out how often the Warriors hold a moment of silence before a game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is fed up with the way mass shootings have been handled in the United States. Kerr, who has been outspoken about gun violence in the past, offered a critical response to yet another mass shooting.

When asked about the Thousand Oaks shooting that left 12 dead Wednesday night, Kerr pointed out how frequently the Warriors have had a moment of silence before games this season.

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According to Kerr, it feels like the team holds a moment of silence at least once a week.

Kerr’s most obvious criticism can be seen in his final line. Kerr says, “We will probably have [a moment of silence] next week.” That’s most likely a comment on his desire to see a larger political response after another mass shooting. Kerr has been outspoken on gun control in the past, calling out politicians and the National Rifle Association.

Kerr may have been the most critical of the shooting, but he was not the only sports figure to talk about it. LeBron James, Jared Goff and others expressed their sorrow and offered condolences to the victims of the shooting.

The Thousand Oaks shooting was the 307th mass shooting in the United States in 2018, according to USA Today.

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