Gun control in the United States of America has been a grave issue since decades. In 2019 alone, America witnessed more than 200 mass shootings across the country with a recent shooting in Walmart. This shooting in Texas is one of the worst the country has experienced in ages. 21 have been reported dead and many are struggling for their lives. Under the Trump regime, gun violence increased in America by an enormous percentage. While most, like Lena Headey, recognize the gun laws of America as the causality, lawmakers fail to agree.
How did Lena Headey get involved?
The Game of Thrones star recently tweeted. She lashed at the US lawmakers, contrasting her tweet in the light of the hierarchy of power that existed in the United States.
“DON’T TELL ME I’M NOT AMERICAN, I’M ALREADY AWARE OF THAT,” she went on. “I’M HUMAN. I CARE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS. WHEN ABUSE OF POWER, THAT DRIVES INSANITY, WHICH RESULTS IN ENDLESS HUMAN CASUALTY, AS THE WORLD WATCHES. HOW DO WE REMAIN SILENT.”
She definitely hinted towards the recent mass shootings that had taken place in the US. The shooting as mentioned in Texas killed innocents and the Dayton Ohio shooting also caused numerous casualties.
Related: As Another Parkland Victim Loses His Life, Chelsea Handler Urges America For A Gun Control Campaign
Lena Headey also debated individuals in the comment section of her Instagram post. People aided her as well, with one coming forward and stating a shooting in a school in Scotland during 1996. After the famous Dunblane Massacre happened, Scotland passed the firearms act. The man stated that no incident like that occurred in 20 years after that.
Meanwhile, Laws in the United States Actually Make it Easier To Purchase Firearms
The Second Amendment in the US has led to the easy access to guns all across the United States. It states that people have “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”.
Starting from around a hundred dollars for 9mm pistols, the firearms market escalated with semi-automated rifles being produced and sold for three to four hundred dollars to anyone; even without a license to carry one.
While this issue pertains, there is no hope for the annulment of the existing law. Celebrities like Lena Headey have taken a stand against the gun laws in America and maybe the only hope of the people to be able to walk fearlessly in America.