Travelers Are Warned of Rampant US Gun Violence
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FEATURING JASMEET SIDHU – Amnesty International has issued a travel warning for visitors planning trips to the United States. The warning says that, “Depending on the traveler’s gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background, or sexual orientation, they may be at higher risk of being targeted by gun violence and should plan accordingly.”
The Amnesty warning came at about the same time as several nations, Japan, Germany, Ireland, The Bahamas and New Zealand issued similar cautionary notices to US-bound travelers. When asked about the warnings last Friday Trump said flippantly, “Well, I can’t imagine that…But if they did that, we’d just reciprocate. We are a very reciprocal nation with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them.”
Tens of thousands of people lose their lives to gun violence each year in the US and mass shootings as well as hate crimes are spiking under Trump.
Read the advisory and report HERE.
Jasmeet Sidhu is the Research Manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA. She led AIUSA’s research into the United States’ obligations to prevent gun violence and its impact on human rights for AIUSA’s End Gun Violence report: In the Line of Fire- Human Rights and the US Gun Violence Crisis.