Amnesty International Issues Travel Warning For The U.S. Due To Rampant Gun Violence
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Amnesty International issued a travel warning on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights crisis. This is based on the model of the United States Department of State’s travel advice for U.S. travelers.
The campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA, Ernest Coverson said, “Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they may be. People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm, a guarantee of not being shot is impossible. Once again, it is chillingly clear that U.S. government is unwilling to ensure protection against gun violence.”
Amnesty Internal has been calling for common sense reform regarding the use and possession of firearms, including comprehensive background checks, national regulations for registering and licensing firearms, required training, a ban on high capacity magazines/assault weapons, and mandatory safe-storage laws. Amnesty International USA’s campaign to end gun violence has focused efforts on passing S.42 – Background Check Expansion Act and S.66 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 , and the Disarm Hate Act (please also refer to: Disarm Hate Act Introduced: Would Permanently Revoke 2A Rights for Misdemeanor Hate Crimes )
So, write your senators today. Tell them to return to Washington D.C. and immediately take up S.42 and S.66 and visit this Gun Violence Prevention website.
You may be interested in these reports by Amnesty International, below:
- In The Line Of Fire: Human Rights And The U.S. Gun Violence Crisis
- Scars Of Survival: Gun Violence And Barriers To Reparation In The USA
You may also be interested in these posts below:
- We Need: Universal Background Checks, Federal Assault Weapons Ban In Addition To Red Flag Law (aka: Risk Protection Orders in Florida)
- The Kind Of Leadership We Need In A Time Like This
- When Will These Shootings Stop?!
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