Tuesday, July 5

Dak Prescott urges ‘uncomfortable conversations’ after Texas school shooting

Steve Kerr and LeBron James were the first sports personalitiea to sound off on urging change in terms of gun laws but we still hadn’t heard from Texas-based athletes. Quarterback Dak Prescott finally decided to speak to the local press on Wednesday amid the horrible tragedy that happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

He directly addressed Congress with his suggestions and also urged for immediate conversations about these pressing issues. After yet another mass shooting in Texas, pretty much everybody is asking for strict gun regulations that the NRA keeps trying to block.

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You know you messed up when your own constituents are telling you that enough is enough, Dak Prescott did so earlier on Wednesday. In a nutshell, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback could barely hold his tears while talking about the children that lost their lives.

He recalled all the parents who didn’t get to say good night to their kids, Prescott doesn’t have kids of his own but he is afraid for all children’s safety. After the scheduled practice with the Cowboys, Prescott spoke to the media and sent a stern warning to all of Texas officials. He knows these ‘uncomfortable conversations’ need to happen sooner or later.

What did Dak Prescott say?

“We’re talking about children,” Prescott said. “We’re talking about the future. I mean, I don’t have kids (but) can’t imagine having to send my kid to school with that anxiety. Honestly, it makes me fearful to have children, and that’s not right. That’s sad. I think too many times we run from conflict. It’s the conversations.

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“The political leaders, the law enforcement and our community, the ones they are serving, getting them face to face and allowing them to have these open dialogues of why they feel uncomfortable or don’t feel protected or what this anxiety or stigma is that’s pulling us apart. Let’s bring it to the forefront so we can have these uncomfortable conversations but can get somewhere from them and not continue to show division like we are.”

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