Congress Must Immediately Address Gun Violence in the US

'A Guarantee of Not Being Shot Is Impossible': Amnesty Issues Global Travel Warning to All People in the United States

Amnesty International issued a travel warning Wednesday for the U.S following weekend mass shootings in Texas and OH that left more than 30 people dead.

The warning tells travelers to be extra vigilant at all times and "be wary of the ubiquity of firearms among the population".

There should also be increased caution while visiting local bars, nightclubs and casinos.

A Walmart store in El Paso, Texas was where Patrick Crusius, 21, went on a killing rampage ultimately leaving 22 people dead and more than two dozen injured, law enforcement officials there have said.

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

A report by Amnesty International, "In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the U.S. Gun Violence Crisis" examined 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.

Amnesty International said the travel advisory is being issued in light of ongoing high levels of gun violence in the country. Hours later, in the early morning hours Sunday, nine people were fatally shot in another attack in Dayton, Ohio.

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It adds that it aims to hold up a mirror to the USA using the model of the United States Department of State's travel advice for US travelers to other countries. The police killed the shooter at the scene.

Amnesty International is urging visitors to U.S. to be cautious amid a "human rights crisis" they blame on "ubiquity of firearms" and government reluctance to confiscate them.

The recent shooting in El Paso and Dayton marked the 30th and 31st shootings since those incidents.

The advisory follows recent gun violence in two United States cities within hours of each other.

The most unsafe cities in the USA include Cleveland; Detroit; Baltimore; St. Louis; Oakland, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta; Stockton, California; and Buffalo, New York. "We advise Bahamians travelling anywhere in the world to remain vigilant, alert and always aware of their circumstance as potential terrorism, both domestic and global, has become nearly the new normal".

Despite numerous massacres like the Sandy Hook elementary school and Parkland High School shootings, Amnesty argues the U.S. government has remained unwilling to take "sufficient steps to meet the obligation" of regulating access to firearms and protecting citizens from gun violence.

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