Basketball coach Steve Kerr criticizes gun ownership

DALLAS. Basketball coach Steve Kerr accused Texas officials of giving their own power over human lives.

The NBA’s Golden State Warriors head coach responded to Tuesday’s shooting at one of the Texas schools, which left at least 21 people dead.

“When are we going to do something? I’m so tired of coming here and expressing my condolences to the families affected. With all due respect, I’m tired of the minutes of silence. Enough!” Kerr yelled at a press conference after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at the Dallas Mavericks.

The fifty-six-year-old coach has long been an opponent of gun ownership, his father was killed in a terrorist attack in Beirut in 1982.

The shooting happened around noon local time on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 140 kilometers west of San Antonio. Among the victims are 18 children.

According to US media, the suspect in the shooting is 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who was probably killed by the intervening police officers.

It is the worst massacre of its kind at an elementary school in the US since December 2012, when Adam Lanza, then 20, killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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