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America must address its legacy of fear to unlock NRA’s iron grip on its gun laws

Joy-Tendai Kangere


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People pay their respects at the memorial at Robb Elementary school, Uvalde, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

People pay their respects at the memorial at Robb Elementary school, Uvalde, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

Gun control advocates confront attendees of the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center

Gun control advocates confront attendees of the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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People pay their respects at the memorial at Robb Elementary school, Uvalde, Texas. Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in any society, a life free from violence and fear,” yet last week in Uvalde, Texas, 19 innocent children and two teachers were killed in their school .

Thousands of children have been killed in the US over the past decades.


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