Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The Golden State Warriors Headline From New York Yankees Games To Gun Violence

Two of this season’s most successful sports franchises used their platforms on Thursday to highlight gun violence and efforts to stop it.

The Golden State Warriors encouraged fans to learn more about gun control efforts, while the New York Yankees, along with their division rivals the Tampa Bay Rays, used Twitter to highlight gun violence statistics during a game .

The Warriors, who advance to the 2022 NBA Finals on Thursday, held a moment of silence for the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, ahead of the start of their Western Conference Finals-clinching victory against the Dallas Mavericks.

The team, which plays at the Chase Center in San Francisco, used its Jumbotron to urge fans to read up on “sensible gun laws” from nonprofit groups Brady: United Against Gun Violence, Giffords and Live Free.

The Golden State Warriors Showed Links To Gun Control Legislation On Their Jumbotron Ahead Of Game 5 Of The 2022 Western Conference Finals On Thursday.
The Golden State Warriors showed links to gun control legislation on their Jumbotron ahead of Game 5 of the 2022 Western Conference Finals on Thursday.

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a public address announcer, According to a clip shared on Twitteralso told fans that “change starts at the ballot box” and encouraged them to register to vote.

The moment came just days after an emotional speech by Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who called for moments of silence to be “just.”

He asked lawmakers to push for legislation that would expand to universal background checks before gun sales.

The New York Yankees, currently the top team in baseball’s American League, took to social media on Thursday to highlight “facts about the effects of gun violence” during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Both teams agreed to tweet facts about gun violence instead of highlighting players’ performance during the game, a rare move away from their usual use of the accounts.

The Yankees highlighted statistics during the game, including Prevalence of domestic violence among American women And Gun-related deaths among children and adolescents,

David Hogg, an activist and survivor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people, responded to the Yankees’ decision.

The Rays, on the other hand, uploaded the “End Gun Violence” Twitter banner and looked at the stats. Like the number of veterans who die of firearm suicide annually,

The team also announced a $50,000 “commitment” to Everytown for the Gun Safety Support Fund in a tweet.

“We understand that no one organization can solve this crisis alone, but by working together, we can make an impact,” Rez said in a tweet.

“We invite you to join us and do what you can, when you can, where you can – because our lives depend on it.”

The Warriors, Yankees and Rays aren’t the only teams calling for change in the wake of the Uvalde shooting.

Nation World News reported that the Miami Heat, ahead of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals match with the Boston Celtics, asked fans to register to vote and pass lawmakers “common sense gun laws.”


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