The recent mass shooting in a Robb elementary school in Texas that caused a loss of 21 lives so far has caused immense frustration all over the country and the world. The disappointment, regret, and empathy for the families that lost someone in the shooting can be felt in the NBA community as well, with several notable players and coaches like Steve Kerr voicing their disappointment in the institutions and US senators for not implementing background checks for people carrying firearms.
The NBA Community spoke out against the shootings
Most recently, former NBA superstar and one of the best shooters of all time, Ray Allen, also went to his social media accounts to share a message about the importance of tackling the issues at hand and therefore help protect kids from these horrors.
Allen is ashamed and disappointed in the government institutions that are not willing to protect children even though they have the power to make a change immediately.
It's absolutely horrible what happened to those kids and their families, and no matter how you feel about the topic of carrying weapons legally, the reality is that a solution needs to be found before things get out of hand. Whether the US Congress will address these points soon remains to be seen, but the pressure is already immense on the government to finally look into a potential solution for a really complex issue.