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Human rights organization issues travel warning for U.S.

Last Updated Aug 8, 2019 at 9:29 pm PDT

Summary

Amnesty International is telling people traveling to the U.S. to use extreme caution amid mass shootings

With more than 200 mass shootings this year, 30,000 to 40,000 killed by guns annually in the U.S.

EL PASO, TEXAS (NEWS 1130) – Amnesty International has issued a travel advisory for the United States in light of more mass shootings over the past week.

The human rights organization wants anyone travelling to the U.S. to use extreme caution because of recent gun violence.

Amnesty International’s Earnest Coverson says it’s time to sound the alarm after the United States recorded two mass shootings within a 24-hour period.

“With the lack of effort from the government at this time that we wanted to warn individuals that are coming to the country that there’s a possibility of this continuing on what we saw this past weekend.”

 

ICYMI: Yesterday, Amnesty International issued a travel advisory for the United States of America, cautioning those visiting and traveling to the country to exercise extreme caution in light of rampant gun violence.

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With more than 200 mass shootings this year and 30,000 to 40,000 killed by guns annually in the United States, Coverson says Amnesty sees this as a human rights crisis and wants the government to pass stronger background checks, as well as ban assault rifles.

Canada’s travel advisories to the U.S. have not changed.