During a June 14 news conference, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said politicians need to figure out gun reform in America.
Recently, the United States has witnessed several tragedies involving gun violence. On May 14, an 18-year-old entered a Buffalo convenience store and shot and killed 10 black people in an attack being investigated as a hate crime. On May 24 of this year, an 18-year-old armed with an AR-15 rifle entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers. In the face of these senseless tragedies, politicians were pressured to pass gun reform legislation.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the latest athlete to push for gun reform. During a press conference on June 14, Burrow expressed his belief that if everything isn’t banned, “then at least it has to get harder to get those crazy guns that everybody’s using.”
You can listen to Burrow’s comments in the tweet below, courtesy of ESPN’s ben baby
Joe Burrow pushes for gun reform in America
In the sports world, athletes have used their platforms to push for gun reform in the United States. Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors made an impassioned request for the Senate to do something to end gun violence ahead of his team’s Western Conference Finals game against the Dallas Mavericks. The game took place in Texas on the same day as the Uvalde shooting.
Atlana Hawks star Trae Young supports Kerr’s pleatweet “enough is enough”.
Teams have also championed gun laws using common sense. The social media teams of the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays opted not to tweet updates of their game on May 26, instead calling attention to gun violence.
On June 12, a group of 20 US Senators (10 Democrats and 10 Republicans) announced that they had reached a bipartisan agreement on gun safety legislation. The framework includes increased background checks on gun buyers under the age of 21, funding for warning signal laws that would temporarily take guns away from those deemed too dangerous, and funds that would strengthen safety and mental health programs in schools. The agreement does not include universal background checks or a ban on assault weapons.
Burrow is now the latest member of the sports world to raise awareness and push for gun reform in the United States. He says that although he’s a quarterback, he hopes politicians can solve this problem.
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