We Can End Gun Violence

        On Sunday, the US president accused the FBI of missing the warning signs that pointed to the Florida shootings, arguing the US federal police was spending « too much time » on the Russian investigation. Donald Trump is making things worse. Two days after the conviction of 13 Russian nationals by the prosecutor Robert Mueller, Trump virulently accused the federal police of failing to prevent the killing in a high school in Florida. The agency had indeed been alerted in January on the alarming behavior of the author of the shooting. However, this is not the main issue.

         Here are 3 facts: 1) The number of mass shootings in the US this year reached 30. 2)There have been nearly as many US mass shootings as days in 2018. 3) Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined, with some 11,000 people in the US killed in firearm assaults each year. Last Wednesday, a gunman opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed at least 17 people. This became the deadliest mass shooting of 2018 and among the deadliest in U.S. history.

           It is time to consider serious policy changes. Thoughts and prayers are great but they are not going to change anything. Gun violence has reached its peak in the last years, and many innocent lives have perished for no valid reason. It is time to make an end to this. The right to carry a gun is supposed to make U.S. citizens safer but is doing the complete opposite. The second amendment needs to be abolished. U.S. citizens, don’t you think that your child’s right to feel safe at school outweighs your right to carry guns? May all the souls’ victim of gun violence RIP.

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