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USA: call for urgent gun law reform after Florida school shooting

Campaigners calling for gun law reforms in the USA have been blocked repeatedly © Marieke Wijntjes / Amnesty International

‘Our leaders must take action to protect people from gun violence’ - Margaret Huang

Responding to the school shooting in Parkland in the US state of Florida last night, Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, said:

“While our thoughts are with the victims, survivors and families of this senseless attack, we know that is not enough. 

“Our leaders must take action to protect people from gun violence. 

“When people can’t go to school, or to work, or attend a concert without fearing that they’ll be shot, that is a human rights crisis. 

“The current patchwork of inconsistent gun laws is not sufficient to stop gun violence. 

“We need reforms at the federal, state and local levels to protect everyone’s safety.”

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