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US Anti-Gun Violence Youth Group Issues Manifesto 

March for Our Lives, an anti-gun violence youth group that formed after a mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school last year, has published a six-point manifesto urging politicians to control what the group calls "a national public health emergency." Citing a daily toll of 100 lives lost to shootings, the group said, "Gun violence is destroying our generation."The incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, left 17 people dead and several others wounded."We believe it's time for a 'Peace Plan for a Safer America,'" the group wrote, describing the report's title. "The next President must act with a fierce urgency to call this crisis what it is: a national public health emergency. They must acknowledge that the level of gun violence in the U.S. is unprecedented for a developed nation — and only bold, new solutions can move the needle on the rates of gun injuries and deaths."The document asks that national leadership heed six "bold" steps:            Change the standards of gun ownership            Halve the rate of gun deaths in 10 years            Accountability for the gun lobby and industry            Name a director of gun violence prevention            Generate community-based solutions            Empower the next generationThe first letter of each bullet point spells the word "change.""Among young people, gun violence has become a top cause of death, second only to drug overdoses," the report stated. "It has many root causes, including hate, poverty, and despair."The group proposes a national licensing and registry system, a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and "other weapons of war," policies to disarm gun owners who pose a risk to themselves or others, and a national gun buy-back program "to reduce the estimated 265-393 million firearms in circulation by at least 30%."FILE - Members applaud as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the National Rifle Association's (NRA) 148th annual meeting in Indianapolis,... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, US Anti-Gun Violence Youth Group Issues Manifesto , simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you US Anti-Gun Violence Youth Group Issues Manifesto 

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Wednesday, 21 August

 

 

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