Gun Violence And The Right To Life

Gun Violence And The Right To Life

Gun violence is a tragedy that many have lived through in their daily lives or encountered an incident including gun violence as a child. It is not just the terror of experiencing an attack but the experience of being stripped of the right to live. The perpetrators in gun violence can be as young as teenagers or even younger in some places. There is an unsettling familiarity with regards to school shootings in the United States. This month a student in Russia opened fire at a university killing at least six people including three teenagers and wounding many others. While Russia and other parts of the world have experienced mass shootings, especially in schools and universities, this is a reminder that gun violence is not just an American issue. School shootings have become a regular part of the news, but the factors leading to a student picking up a firearm are not properly looked into. The reasons are varied but countries are still falling short of addressing them thoroughly. Amnesty International reported that there were 316 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the U.S.A., but the country has yet to come to a consensus on gun control. According to a report by Amnesty International, more than 500 people die every day from gun violence and 44% of all homicides globally involve gun violence. The number of firearm-related deaths globally between 2012 and 2016 was 1.4 million and it has remained largely unchanged in the past few years. The […]

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