If there is one instance when athlete activism has a tangible impact on the world outside sports, I hope that it's about gun control in the United States.
The latest disgusting and heartbreaking act of terror occurred last Tuesday, when 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas with an AR-15 rifle. With these appalling events continuing to occur, and with no end in sight, it is repulsive that weapons like the AR-15 are permitted to be legally purchased.
Ten years ago, I wrote about the similar bloodshed that took place in Newtown, Conn. That occurred about 20 minutes from my home, but what happened in southern Texas hurts just the same. Obviously, I am not the only one feeling this pain.