PressTV-‘Growing gun violence in US tied to racism, mental issues’

The growing gun violence epidemic in the United States has coincided with a rise in racism and mental health problems in the country, an African American journalist in Detroit says.

“All these weapons circulating inside the United States are falling to hands of people who are very violent, who have mental health issues, who have racial and other forms of biases and its proved to be quite lethal,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor at the Pan-African News Wire.

There’s been an over-production of weapons in the United State because gun enthusiasts have stockpiled weapons and ammunition out of fear that the government former President Barack Obama would tighten gun laws, Azikiwe said in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.

Domestic gun sales have fallen significantly since the election of US President Donald Trump. The Republican president and his fellow GOP lawmakers, who are majorities in both chambers of Congress, all favor gun…

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