Jalen Hurts calls for changes following recent mass shootings in United States
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Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts doesn't want the American society to live in fear as he has underlined that it's time for positive changes. In recent weeks, several mass shootings have happened across the United States. The most horrific mass shooting happened in Uvalde, where 21 - 19 kids and two teachers - were killed by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
"When I sit back and think about what happened in Buffalo, Uvalde, Tulsa -- whether it's a grocery store, a hospital, elementary school -- that's no place for fear," Hurts told reporters, via CBS Sports. "I can't even imagine my little cousins not coming home from school, my little sister not coming home from school, my dad not coming home from work.
Everybody is impacted by it one way or another. Everyone sitting here may have kids, someone they love. (All action) matters, whether that be just spreading love, appreciating what you have, but ultimately getting this artillery off the streets and making true change."
Hurts wants to use his position to spread awareness
Following the recent mass shootings, the NFL has decided to team up with local communities and the Eagles have joined the cause.
"I think it's my duty (to speak on it)," Hurts continued. "It's the least that I can do. The least I can do is to try to bring awareness to it. It starts with every one of us and everybody has their own unique way that they can make change but ultimately what are you doing to try to make the right things to be done? It's gotta change.
Something's gotta change." Following the departure of Carson Wentz, Hurts was given the keys of the Eagles offense. The Eagles didn't aggressively pursue Deshaun Watson this offseason and they seem to be confident they have a new franchise quarterback in Hurts. Last year, Hurts played his first year as the starter.