How long would it take for the U.S. to grapple with a mass shooting epidemic?

How long would it take for the U.S. to grapple with a mass shooting epidemic?

Iran urges South Korea to unfreeze bank assets as soon as possible Editor ‘ s note: Haider Rifaat is a writer for the South China Morning Post, Arabian Moda magazine, Good Times magazine and OK! Pakistan. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Besides combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is also fighting against two re-emerging epidemics: the rise of racism and gun violence. The messaging of the latter issue often loses its importance in terms of dialogue, resistance from powerful organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA) and party politics. It is well-founded that the NRA has firmly stood in the way of past administrations from enacting stringent gun control measures and banning of certain firearms. According to the Washington Post, gun sales increased by 80 percent in January following the Capitol Hill Riots. At least 2 million guns were purchased during this month alone. U.S. President Joe Biden recently announced an executive action that aims to curtail gun violence in America. "Nothing I am about to recommend, in any way, impinges on the Second Amendment. They are phony, arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we are talking about," Biden addressed in his latest speech. "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment," he went on to add. Mass shootings are magnifying this year in the United States. The most recent mass shooting in Bryan, Texas, which occurred only hours after […]

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