With the world mourning the tragic events of Sandy Hook Elementary School one week ago, I was proud as a mother of a murdered child by gun violence, to listen to fellow American Coach Pat Kelsey on the MSNBC program “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell. If you haven’t yet seen this video I urge you to take the 7:50 to watch it. Fellow Coach Boeheim and Pat Kelsey used their postgame press conference following a highly publicized game to talk about the issues of guns in this country. Mr. Kelsey’s words have gone viral.
During the press conference, Mr. Kelsey spoke passionately about the need for people to “stand up” and keep the United States the greatest country ever.
Coach Boeheim said in his postgame press conference:
“If we cannot get the people who represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society. If one person in this world, the NRA president, anybody, can tell me why we need assault weapons with 30 shots — this is our fault if we don’t go out there and do something about this. If we can’t get this thing done, I don’t know what kind of country we have.”
Vice President Joe Biden will head a task force to address the issues of sensible gun laws. We should not let this issue die. The time for change is right now.