Steve Kerr has labelled America a “broken” country in the wake of Saturday’s Pittsburgh synagogue shooting which killed 11 people.
Speaking to the media in Brooklyn on Sunday, Kerr was both saddened and fired up about the country’s lack of gun control and its deadly consequences.
“It’s just devastating. I just expect it now and that’s just the sad thing,” Kerr said.
“I remember watching an interview with a student after the Santa Fe shooting in Texas [in May]. A 14-year-old girl, she was asked, ‘Did this shock you?’
“She said, ‘No, I expected that this would happen to us at our school at some point.’ That’s where we’ve gotten as a country. We’re broken right now.”
With midterm elections approaching, Kerr passionately urged the public to get out and vote.
“We need to vote. I urge everybody to get out and vote on Nov. 6,” Kerr said.
“Everybody has their own issues that are important to them. My personal issue is gun safety, gun control.
“Nobody in this country should have a semiautomatic weapon of war. That’s my personal belief.”
“I’m going to vote for every candidate willing to stand up to the NRA and say, ‘You know what? This is insane.”
Kerr has long been outspoken when it comes to Trump and his stance on gun control (or lack thereof), having lost his father to gun violence when he was 18-years-old.
And despite a series of prominent anti-Trump personalities receiving pipe bombs in the mail this month, it’s clear Kerr won’t stop voicing his opinion any time soon.