PressTV-‘School mass shootings show US is very violent country’

The recent mass shooting at a school in Florida is the latest reminder that the United States is a “very violent country” with persistent gun violence that is a far greater threat than terrorism, an African American journalist in Detroit says.

“It illustrates that the United States is not a peaceful country; it’s a very violent country; it’s a country that was born in violence against Native Americans and Africans,” said Abayomi Azikiwe, editor at the Pan-African News Wire.

“The whole issue of gun control and the effort to combat gun violence is often neglected,” Azikiwe said in a phone interview with Press TV on Sunday.

“There needs to be areal discussion inside the United States about curbing gun violence, about getting some controls over the proliferation of arms inside the United States and if this is not done, the US will deteriorate even further as a society,” he added.

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