Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got political on Friday morning.
Just when it sounded like his guest appearance on the "TK Show" podcast was coming to an end, Kerr went out of his way to deliver the following message:
"Hey, can I mention one more thing? I know, as a basketball coach I don't often get political. But if you don't mind, I just want to say that when 90 percent of our country wants background checks on gun purchases and we've got our Senate and our House not only voting it down, but using the Bill of Rights as a reason for people to have rights to carry these automatic weapons and we're getting people murdered every day at an alarming rate ... I just have to get this off my chest: Our government is insane.
"We are insane, and what bugs me is this adherence to the right to bear arms. That was back in 1776 when people didn't own automatic rifles. You had to have a musket in case the redcoats were coming. And the British were coming. And the beautiful thing about the Constitution is they left open amendments to change things because things change over time.
"I kind of think that our forefathers would not have OK'd automatic weapons to be sold to everybody if they existed back then. Let's have some checks. It's easier to get a gun than a driver's license. It's insane.
"And as somebody who has had a family member shot and killed, it just devastates me every time I read about this stuff, like what happened in Orlando, and then it's even more devastating to see the government just cowering to the NRA, and going to this totally outdated Bill of Rights, right to bear arms. You know, if you want to own a musket, fine. But come on.
"The rest of the world thinks we're insane. We are insane. And until we vote these senators and congressman and women out of office, the same thing is going to happen. And it's infuriating and I had to get that off my chest."
Kerr's father, Malcolm, was assassinated on Jan. 18, 1984 in Lebanon.