Amnesty Travel Warning for US Due to Rampant Gun violence

Posted August 11, 2019

The global human rights group called on people worldwide to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the U.S.in a statement posted on Twitter.

"The travel advisory addressed growing gun violence, mostly hate crimes, including racism and discrimination, highlighting that the traveler's race, country of origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender identity may place them at higher risk after recent attacks linked to white supremacist ideology", Amnesty International's statement further said.

They were also warned to keep away from "places where large numbers of people gather" - i.e. all tourist attractions - as well as bars, nightclubs, and casinos.

It made this due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States saying it amounts to a human rights crisis. Below, we've collected a list of those new warnings.

Many in the Bahamas have questioned why the Minnis administration has failed to issue a travel warning about the United States particularly considering peak travel season and the fact that many citizens frequent Walmart whenever they visit the US.

Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has proposed broader background checks and ensure mentally ill people do not gain access to guns.

Amnesty International's Earnest Coverson says it's time to sound the alarm after the United States recorded two mass shootings within a 24-hour period.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro also warned citizens living in or aiming to travel to the USA, to be extra careful or to postpone their travel, given the recent proliferation of violent acts and hate crimes.

The advisory comes in the wake of a week filled with mass shootings, from El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio to the Gilroy Garlic festival in California.

The "high levels of gun violence", in America is considered by Amnesty International to be a human rights crisis similar to those more often associated with third world countries.

The travel advisory put out by the human rights groups urges "people worldwide to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the U.S.".

This year alone, we've had 255 mass shooting. Countries like China, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand, France, and Canada have all warned their countries that while the U.S.is relatively safe, our overuse of firearms is something to watch out for.