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US: Texas shooting underscores how Government has 'allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis'

Responding to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in the US state of Texas, Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International USA’s Ending Gun Violence Campaign Manager, said:

“We find ourselves again horrified by yet another mass shooting. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Cliches about lives being changed forever are not enough. We are disgusted and we are outraged.

“While details are still to be confirmed, this latest tragedy again underscores how US government officials have allowed gun violence to become a human rights crisis. It is unacceptable and must end.

“We reiterate our longstanding demand for comprehensive, common-sense, human rights-based gun safety reform at the state, local and federal levels, without further excuses or delay. We stand with victims’ families and survivors, and join our partners in the gun violence prevention community in demanding action.”

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