NewsChiefs' Omenihu Advocates for Gun Reform After Super Bowl Parade Tragedy

Chiefs' Omenihu Advocates for Gun Reform After Super Bowl Parade Tragedy

Chiefs' Omenihu Advocates for Gun Reform After Super Bowl Parade Tragedy
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7:53 AM EST, February 15, 2024, updated: 8:33 AM EST, February 15, 2024

On Wednesday, February 14, a real tragedy occurred in Kansas. A shooting took place during the parade celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl, in which over 20 people were injured. Many players expressed their mourning over the whole matter, including Charles Omenihu, who raised the issue of changing gun laws.

On Sunday, February 11, the Kansas City Chiefs won 25-22 against the San Francisco 49ers, winning the fourth Super Bowl in history. Three days later, a parade was held where thousands of fans celebrated this success.

Unfortunately, their joy did not last long. Shots rang out near Union Station during the parade. A total of 22 people were injured, at least one of whom died. The police arrested three suspects.

Immediately after these terrible events, Kansas City Chiefs players like Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce expressed their condolences and grief on social media.

Another player who shared his emotions in the media is Charles Omenihu, the defensive end signed by Kansas City Chiefs last year. In addition to sadness and prayers for the victims of this attack, the athlete also touched on the topic of gun control law.

"Prayers for those affected at today’s parade. A time of celebration ends in tragedy. When are we going to fix these gun laws ? How many more people have to die to say enough is enough ? It’s too easy for the wrong people to obtain guns in America and that’s a FACT", wrote Omenihu on X platform.

Similar opinion was expressed by Vice President Kamala Harris, who posted a video after the shooting. "Today was supposed to be a day of celebration for a community of people to come together and feel a sense of joy. And, yet, it is another day where America experienced senseless gun violence. [...] And the reality of it is a lot of this can be prevented if members of legislatures including the United States Congress just have the courage to act with reasonable gun safety laws. And I think it's incredibly important for everyone to understand it doesn't have to be this way", she said.

Sources: Fox News, X

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