Gregg Popovich via Joe Arredondo Twitter

San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says “50 And 60 and 70 Year Old White Men Screwing Up All Of Our Lives”

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently gave a speech at the Stand With Uvalde event where he claimed that white men over 50 years old are screwing up everyone’s lives.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks with President Barack Obama at his die at the ceremony honoring the 2014 NBA Champions in the East Room of the White House, January 12, 2015 Photo Credit: The Obama White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Stand with Uvalde was a political rally held on June 4th by the organization Voto Latino described as a “call-to-action event … in support of the families and community suffering in the wake of mass shooting in Uvalde, and to demand action to prevent similar preventable tragedies.”

Source: Stand With Uvalde Facebook

During his speech at the event Popovich stated, “We’ve got to get them all out next election. And we’ve got to vote them out of there so we can save our children.”

He then blamed white men over 50, “‘Cause I’m sick and tired of 50 and 60 and 70-year-old white men screwing up all of our lives because they’re selfish and really care about nothing else but their position. They’ll say, ‘Oh! That’s unpatriotic.’ or ‘That’s mean.’ No, it’s freaking true.”

As he wound down his speech, he added, “Please, take seriously the fact that you demand to stop being lied to and treated like your idiots. They are the people who are almost too smart because they think they’re tricking us. And the only way we can get that message is if we vote. So get after it. Stick together with it and save our children.”

Earlier in his speech, Popovich called for a complete and total gun ban while criticizing Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

He said, “Mr. Cruz, why does this happen in America? Why just in America? It doesn’t happen. It happened in New Zealand, the guns are gone. It happened in the U.K., the guns are gone. It happened in Australia, the guns are gone.”

“But here, we keep killing our children. Why is that? He could not answer it,” Popovich said. “He got defensive. And for a smart man he was tongue-tied. And he came back with the ole phrase, ‘Well, I’m sad that you don’t think America is exceptional.’ What the hell does that mean? We’re exceptional all right. We’re exceptional because we’re the only country that’s killing our kids with all these damn guns.”

However, Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec shared a chart documenting gun homicides per 100,000 guns owned by country based on data from GunPolicy.org.

As you can see the chart shows that the United States of America only clocks in at 5.49 homicides per 100,000 guns owned. Far lower than numerous South American and Central American countries like Mexico, El Salvador, and Brazil.

Source: Jack Posobiec Twitter

Popovich also questioned the ability to own an AR-15 according to a report on the event from KENS5 saying, “Why can anybody buy an AR-15? I shouldn’t be able to buy one, you shouldn’t be able to buy one, what the hell do you need an AR-15 for?”

KENS5 also reported that Popovich took issue with Texas Governor Greg Abbott removing Beto O’Rourke after the failed politician tried to grand stand in the middle of a press conference in regards to the shooting at Uvalde.

Popovich said, “The first reaction of the people up on the dais there was ‘You’re out of line.’ Who’s out of line? You’re out of line because you haven’t done crap and 19 more people were murdered. It’s just incredible, they think we’re stupid.”

Gregg Popovich via San Antonio Spurs YouTube

What do you make of Popovich’s comments about white men and his call to ban all guns?

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