“You didn’t bullshit and 19 more people were murdered”
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During an appearance at a rally in Texas, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich lashed out at Governor Greg Abbott for his response to recent mass shootings in the state.
May’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which saw 21 people shot – including 19 children – led to major debates in government halls across the country. It was one of many mass shootings in the United States over the past month, and another addition to the more than 200 that have occurred in 2022.
However, Texas – a state that has been very supportive of gun rights and ownership – has suffered many such events over the past decade, including in 2016, when five Dallas police officers were killed. , and in 2017, when 26 were shot at First Baptist Church. in Sutherland Springs. Yet, little has changed when it comes to gun laws in the state. Especially under the state’s current leadership, led by Governor Greg Abbott.
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San Antonio Spurs head coach blasts Texas lawmakers
It’s something the San Antonio Spurs legend hinted at when he took the mic during an appearance at a Voto Latino “Hold on with Uvalde” community gathering on Saturday. As he lambasted Abbott and other Texas lawmakers for their lack of a meaningful response to recent shooting massacres in the state.
“It’s always a good idea to speak truth to power because people in power want to keep that power, and they will do whatever they can to keep it. And we learned that here in Texas,” Popovich said. “I know we have heard all the comments on television from some of our elected officials about thoughts and prayers, and condolences, and so on and about the same statements after each massacre. Exactly the same, and it never changes, and more children, teachers, and civilians died.
“Texas is actually where five of the worst massacres in the history of the United States took place. And nothing has changed,” he continued. “When our governor after the last massacre made statements promising he would look into gun laws, legislation, nothing happened…You’re irrelevant because you didn’t do anything shitty and 19 other people were murdered [in Uvalde]. It’s just amazing. They think we are stupid.
Gregg Popovich is one of many members of sports teams and organizations who have come forward and taken a public stand over the past month in hopes of pushing for changes to current gun laws. on fire in the United States.