155: Coach Steve Kerr on How We Can All Fight to Prevent Gun Violence
On the 18th of January 1984, Dr. Malcolm H. Kerr, president of the American University of Beirut, was assassinated on campus. The gunmen were never caught.
Now, 39 years later, Dr. Kerr's son -- former award-and-title-winning National Basketball Association (NBA) player, and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors -- Steve Kerr, remains a gun violence prevention advocate. Kerr, who has spoken at length about the need for policies like universal background checks and the need to remember the names of those lost to gun violence, is also deeply concerned with a lack of action by government officials.
Today, Coach Kerr joins hosts Kelly and JJ to discuss how he came to be publicly involved in gun violence prevention efforts, why generation Z may save us all, and how we can all better fight for gun violence prevention.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence (Brady)
Steve Kerr calls for tougher gun control measures following Boulder shooting (CNN)
Kerr, touched by gun violence, humanizes mass shooting victims (NBC Sports)
Steve Kerr paints a dark picture of gun violence: 'We're all vulnerable' (SF Gate)
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