USA: Scars of survival: Gun violence and barriers to reparation in the USA
Gun violence in the USA is a human rights crisis. Over half a million people died of gunshot injuries between 2001 and 2017 and a further 1.3 million people sustained firearm-related injuries. This report focuses on the survivors of gun violence – many of whom experience what can be life-threatening and life-changing injuries. It examines the challenges that gunshot survivors experience when trying to access health care and other forms of support following their injury and evaluates the effectiveness of existing federal and state mechanisms for compensation.