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The American right wing is enabling a dual crisis: gun violence and white supremacy
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The American right wing is enabling a dual crisis: gun violence and white supremacy

Author Michael Fuchs argues that the United States can no longer ignore the deadly, dual crisis of gun violence and white nationalist terrorism.

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  • Michael Fuchs

he increasingly intertwined threat posed by gun violence and white nationalist terrorists is real, evil and deadly – and it is being enabled and encouraged by Donald Trump and the right wing that he has emboldened and embraced.

Gun violence is the deadliest violent threat facing America today. The Centers for Disease Control recorded 39,773 deaths by firearm in 2017. And while it pales in comparison with the gun epidemic, white nationalist terrorism is a growing threat made more deadly by the availability of guns. The Anti-Defamation League noted that of the 50 deaths caused by domestic extremists in 2018, “white supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings”.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow