Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is worried his team could be gunned down at a moments notice unless America makes a change.
The issue of gun control has reached new heights now with 246 people killed and 979 wounded this year alone in the U.S.
Recently, a gunman in Texas killed 22 people at a Walmart and another shot dead nine at a bar in Dayton, Ohio.
Kerr, a three-time NBA champion as a coach and a member of the legendary Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan as a player, says everyone is vulnerable right now.
He said: “I think about it all the time.
“Somebody could walk in the door in the gym right now and start spraying us with an AR-15.
“They could. It might happen because we’re all vulnerable. Whether we go to a concert, a church, the mall or go to the movie theatre or a school.”
After being asked what Americans can do in the face of such turmoil, Kerr said: “Demand change from the gutless leadership that continues to allow this to happen.”
Kerr is not the first voice in American sports to speak out since the horrific tragedies last week. MLS star and Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya pleaded for change after scoring a goal at the weekend.
American gun laws hinge on the second amendment, which states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Kerr added: “The only thing that second amendment is doing is leading to mass murder right now. This is all just insanity
“People are more and more frustrated in our country.
“I think at this point, the vast majority of people in this country have had it. Now it’s a matter of taking action.”