The White House is hosting NBA stars at the Gun Control Roundtable, including coach of anti-gun campaigner Steve Kerr

During their recent ceremonial visit to the White House, the NBA champions Golden State Warriors presented President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with their own jerseysbut a few of the players also reportedly attended a roundtable on gun violence meeting.

Players Klay Thompson and Moses Moody, and coach Steve Kerr reportedly took part in the discussion with White House officials, with Kerr stating that they “learned a lot about what this administration is doing to help create a safer environment in our community.” to create land”.

“It’s very important to me,” added the coach.

Kerr is a well-known anti-gun activist who has made many statements over the years even denouncing Republican senators and politicians Blame party members for shootings.

They “refuse to do anything about the violence, the school shootings, the supermarket shootings,” and they are putting their “desire for power over the lives of our children, our elderly, and our churchgoers,” Kerr said in 2022 .

Kerr also works with the gun control advocacy group Brady campaignthe a outlines 12 point plan to end gun violence.

The team, made up of the same core players as when Donald Trump was President, refused to meet the 45th President of the United States on two separate occasions after winning NBA titles.

Kerr even wrote through an open letter to President Trump sports illustrated In 2017, he commented on how easy it was to put politics aside when meeting past presidents like the Bush family, Obama, Reagan and Clinton after winning NBA championships as a player and then as a coach.

“The truth is that we’ve all struggled with the idea of ​​spending time with a man who has consistently offended us with his words and actions,” Kerr said at the time, saying that if he went to the White House, he would he do it Request a conversation with the President to discuss topical issues.

In the White House press room, longtime MVP Steph Curry thanked the Biden administration for “hard work and diligence” in trading a Russian arms dealer for WNBA player Brittney Griner and called her a part of the “basketball family.”

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