In The Line of Fire: Human rights and the US gun violence crisis

13 September 2018, 09:40 UTC | United States of America
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 “In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis,” examines how all aspects of American life have been compromised in some way by the unfettered access to guns, with no attempts at meaningful national regulation, allowing gun violence ot become a human rights crisis.

While most countries have licensing and regulation systems in place for firearms, the United States lacks measures like a national registration, and 30 states allow handguns to be owned without a license or permit. 

Amnesty International’s report is a critical assessment of existing data and research related to the scope of gun violence in the USA, and an analysis of US laws and policies - where they exist - governing the acquisition, possession and use of firearms by private individuals, in the context of international human rights laws and standards.

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