Thank you Amnesty International for sponsoring this post.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Limit Buyers: As you can imagine, there is a high number of people who purchase a gun due to the outdated background check policy.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.
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.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.