Dak Prescott on Uvalde school shooting: It makes me fearful to have kids

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Dak Prescott doesn’t have children, but the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has shaken him. The Cowboys quarterback admits it has made him anxious about becoming a parent.

“We’re talking about children,’’ Prescott said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “We’re talking about the future. I mean, I don’t have kids, (but I) 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 don’t care if you’re an athlete or not. We’re talking about children. We’re talking about the future. I mean, I don’t have kids and can’t imagine having to send my kid to school with that anxiety.”

Uvalde, which is 380 miles southwest of the Cowboys’ headquarters in Frisco, was the site of the deadliest Texas school shooting in history. An 18-year-old gunman fatally shot 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.

It is the third mass shooting in the U.S. in a matter of weeks.

On Wednesday afternoon, Prescott’s Faith, Fight, Finish Foundation hosted a previously scheduled town hall with law enforcement, education and mental health officials in Arlington. The dialogue was intended to engage those in the community in uncomfortable conversations to further understanding.

“I think too many times we run from conflict,’’ Prescott said. “It’s the conversations. 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.’’

6 responses to “Dak Prescott on Uvalde school shooting: It makes me fearful to have kids

  1. I agree with him. Every single day it’s gut-wrenching wondering if my son is getting off of the school bus! If it’s even late a minute I worry! And like most public schools, despite all of the shootings; security at his school is a joke! All they talk about is the counselors they have. I don’t want counselors!

  2. My child does not go to public school and your won’t either dak, pls just be part of the solution.

  3. No delicate way to discuss a right to bear arms, when we overlook how governments can house nuclear weapons and claim its a right to self-defense. We’re all children…big and small.

  4. Sorry Dak just the way it is because 200+ years ago some guys got together and made an amendment that ordinary citizens could bare arms (musket loaders at the time) against a tyrannical government so clearly 200 years later we can all have ar15’s with no recourse whatsoever. Gonna have to deal with it because half the country thinks God and guns go together like peanut butter and jelly.

  5. It is absolutely not HALF the country. 90% of Americans want universal background checks. Close to 70% want a ban on assault weapons. Less than 30% of Americans want weapons of war in the hands of civilians, and most of those have never experienced the horrors of combat. And none of them are part of a well-regulated militia.

  6. What’s disturbing is that the NRA is going ahead with their convention in Houston this weekend.

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