5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States

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5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States #EndGunViolence

Since becoming a mother I have a different perspective on things. For example, gun violence, education, and healthcare. Today, I’ll be focusing on different steps we can take to stop gun violence in the United States. As a matter of fact, it’s important to realize that gun violence goes beyond mass shootings and terrorism. Unfortunately, many victims of domestic violence are threatened with guns and even killed at times. Even those who are suffering from depression can be endangered by having easy access to a gun. As there is clear evidence of persistent gun violence, high rate of ownership, and ease of access by people who misuse firearms in the U.S. You can learn more, about how the U.S. is failing to protect human rights on the Amnesty International’s End Gun Violence Page.

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States #EndGunViolence

As a mother I understand the importance of regulating gun violence in the U.S. I’m sure we all want to feel safe and secure, without fear. Most importantly, we want our children to grow in a safe community without having to constantly worry. Unfortunately, in the U.S. gun violence has become an epidemic that threatens human rights. There is a high number of people killed with guns every year, and it’s affecting every aspect of life. It’s time for a comprehensive reform since Human Rights are under fire. As a result, investing time into our neighborhoods to end gun violence is a must.

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States #EndGunViolence

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence

  1. Background Check: It’s highly important to do an extensive background check on people purchasing guns. The federal government needs more time to perform them well. Unfortunately, if the authorities have not completed the background check within three business day, the buyer can move forward to get the gun.
  2. Register to Vote: As a matter of fact, if you can vote definitely register to do so. Elections are a big deal without a doubt, but selecting local authorities is also important.
  3. Volunteer: Without a doubt, gun-control organizations need volunteers to help with their efforts. Find an organization that suits you and reach out to volunteer. Learn more by reading this report and singing the petition to start.
  4. Reach out to Officials: To express how important gun-control is within your community reach out to elected officials. By sending a letter, email, or phone call you can help stop gun violence.
  5. Limit Buyers: As you can imagine, there is a high number of people who purchase a gun due to the outdated background check policy. It’s important to limit buyers from acquiring a gun in the first place when there is a record of abuse, addiction, or mental instability.

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States #EndGunViolence

Don’t give up or assume ending gun violence is a lost cause. Amnesty International needs your help to keep moving things forward in Congress as laws are inconsistent in the U.S. most of the time. They also encourage you to help combat gun violence in your community. At the moment, no one is considered secured until there is further regulations on gun violence. The U.S. government needs to promote and protect human rights by taking action to reduce gun violence.

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Gun Violence in the United States #EndGunViolence

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22 Comments

  1. October 8, 2018 / 8:35 PM

    These are all a good start. We need to re-educate people to handle stress and confrontations. personally, I like the idea of making bullets $200 each.

  2. October 9, 2018 / 3:06 AM

    This is really important and needs to be more spoken about. It’s sad how all this gun violence tears families apart.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:30 PM

      It is such an important topic.

  3. October 9, 2018 / 3:52 AM

    Wow, what an interesting read. It is amazing that you have brought this topic about the importance of regulating gun violence in the States. Hopefully our community, especially the younger generation, would no longer have to suffer the fear of gun violence in the community, and be able to live and grow feeling secure. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. Talya
    October 9, 2018 / 9:41 AM

    Such important things we as a society can do! A very important topic! And I LOVE the beautiful photos of you and your daugther!!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:30 PM

      Thank you for your kind words.

  5. October 9, 2018 / 9:56 AM

    Thank you for writing this. Thank you for caring. Thank you for raising your voice. We need more people like you to have a better country.

  6. Peter Nyiri
    October 9, 2018 / 10:00 AM

    I would also add prescribing less mind-altering medications. These make people suicidal and homicidal. Medications with such “side effects” should not be sold. 20-30 years ago we didn’t have a shooting problem.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:31 PM

      Unfortunately, society has changed so much in the last decade. In m

  7. October 9, 2018 / 10:35 AM

    It is hard looking from the outside into America to understand all the gun issues. People seem to feel so strongly about the right to carry weapons and to me it’s just such an alien concept.

    I do hope gun violence for the US does calm down as I am sure it is such a scary thing to be around.

  8. Chaulet Benjamin
    October 9, 2018 / 11:34 AM

    That’s really a cultural problem that gun violence in US. It’s difficult for such country to withdraw with personnal firearms when it’s part of the culture. Today people are under stress and sadly they have arms in theirs hands. That’s the bad mix.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:32 PM

      Yes, the gun violence in the US is in part with culture. Yet, it used to not be a problem. With that being said, I am sure there can be a solution.

  9. Monidipa Dutta
    October 9, 2018 / 11:33 PM

    America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in another crucial way: Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most homicidal — in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms.

  10. October 10, 2018 / 6:50 AM

    This is an important topic that needs more publicity. We need to find ways to stop gun violence. Background checks is an easy extra step that should be taken!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:32 PM

      Yes, a more in-depth background check would be ideal.

  11. October 10, 2018 / 5:15 PM

    The issue with gun violence is America is so rampant that we need these kinds of steps to mitigate gun violence and the aftermath of the violence. Hopefully things will change for the better soon

  12. Echo
    October 10, 2018 / 7:08 PM

    Something really does need to happen, but we can’t just talk about changing things. We all have to be the change.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:32 PM

      That is why it’s so important to use our voice to vote!

  13. October 11, 2018 / 6:06 PM

    What a sweet, sweet girl you have. Gun violence is such an important issue and one that is very polarizing to many people. Your tips are such good reminders- and being prepared to speak with your vote is a very powerful step toward making positive change.

  14. October 16, 2018 / 7:41 AM

    A very important topic and I’m glad you have taken the initiative to post about it. I agree something must be done to end with gun violence.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:32 PM

      Thank you!

  15. October 19, 2018 / 4:16 AM

    Gun violence is such an important topic and really needs to be looked into. Thanks for sharing.

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