Three mass shootings in the United States in little over a week have changed the political discussion in the United States, bringing to the fore white supremacy and the terrorist mass murder it has produced, writes Barry Sheppard.
I live next door to the world’s largest gun manufacturer. Here in Mexico, the murder rates are close to civil war levels.
An estimated 500,000 people, largely youth, demonstrated in Washington, DC on March 24 against the continued mass shootings at schools across the country. Hundreds of thousands more mobilised in about 800 cities and towns.
The spark that lit the pent-up tinder of anger against school shootings — of which there have been 18 since January — was the response to the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida.
Students, parents and teachers walked out of thousands of high schools across the United States on March 14 to demand legislative action to address gun violence.
“The steps of the Florida State Capitol building were crowded with thousands of students, teachers, parents, and advocates on Wednesday as survivors of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led a rally to demand gun control reforms including a ban on military-style firearms,” Common Dreams