Published: Sun, August 11, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Amnesty International issues travel warning for the U.S.

Amnesty International issues travel warning for the U.S.

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.

Legit.ng reports that the AI travel advisory for the USA on Wednesday, August 7, called on people worldwide to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the country.

The group advises avoiding places where large crowds gather such as cultural events, places of worship, and shopping malls.

The "unprecedented" travel warning was accompanied by a familiar list of "common sense reforms" including strict background checks, a national firearm registry, and a ban on high capacity magazines and assault weapons, plus a plea to pass gun control legislation - some of which already exists at the state level - federally.

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

Wind and rain warnings issued for Lincoln
Lingering overnight rain will clear eastern counties and most areas will enjoy a mostly dry day with just well-scattered showers. Tuesday and Wednesday will continue unsettled with band of rain moving eastwards across the country, heavy at times.

The rights group said, depending on your gender, skin colour and ethnic background, you may be at a higher risk of being targeted with gun violence and should plan accordingly.

A similar tone was struck by officials in Uruguay: "The Foreign Ministry warns compatriots traveling to the United States to take precautions against growing indiscriminate violence, mostly for hate crimes, including racism and discrimination, which cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of this year".

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 United States of America". US President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the victims of the 13-hour massacre.

"People in the United States can not reasonably expect to be free from harm - a guarantee of not being shot is impossible", Coverson added in the statement.

Uruguay and Venezuela discouraged their citizens from traveling to the United States, citing this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. 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. "This is among one of three high profile mass shootings in this country this week".

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