Coronavirus has been unsettling for everybody. Not solely do now we have a lethal pandemic always looming over us, however our entire lives and day by day routines had been uprooted. Persons are disoriented and eager for some sense of normalcy and luxury. For some, consolation and a few semblance of management come within the type of weapons.
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The U.S. already is an outlier amongst international locations for gun possession and mass shootings as well as other gun-related deaths amongst international locations with the same financial system. Throughout the pandemic, round 3.7 million individuals purchased weapons in March, 3.9 million in June, and 3.6 million in July. These numbers in comparison with the identical months in 2019 present that the variety of individuals arming themselves have near doubled. Consultants imagine that this big increaes is because of coronavirus, as gun gross sales usually go up throughout unsure occasions, in addition to Trump’s tendency to play into individuals’s fears.
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The rise in gun purchases is very disconcerting contemplating latest occasions, equivalent to Kyle Rittenhouse capturing individuals at a peaceable Black Lives Matter protest and Trump not solely refusing to denounce police violence and white supremacy, but in addition telling the Proud Boys, a white supremacist fascist group to “stand back and stand by”, which they’re now utilizing as a rallying cry to take up arms.
If gun gross sales proceed at their present charge, and the U.S. president continues to encourage racist vigilante violence, there might be extra Kyle Rittenhouses, their victims exponential. We have to have stronger gun management and reduce the variety of civilians that personal weapons within the U.S. to guard in opposition to most of these incidences in addition to mass shootings. Sign this petition and inform Congress to instantly go a federal assault weapons ban, after which run a federal buyback of all assault weapons within the nation!
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