United States Ranked 8th among the highest ranked countries/regions in the following countries/regions Shoot the murderer. However, if the list is limited to developed countries with a population of more than 10 million, then The North American Giants ranked first, According to a recent study, According to calculations every day A hundred people died Actually related to this weapon.
Last year, the country won Firearm death toll record: 43,550 deaths. So far this year alone, there have been 156 mass shootings.
Because there Are there so many shootings in the United States? He pointed out: “Due to the nature of North American society, this is a complicated response.” 20 minutes Daniel Blanche,professor Campus of the University of San Luis, Madrid He is also an expert on American foreign policy. Gun rights. The Second Amendment to the Constitution stipulates the right to bear arms. ”
The problem is that it is a More than 200 years of legal text It does not consider the situation like today.Allow citizens to use the system Master weapons without difficulty.
“Complexity is important, and Americans believe that their right to carry weapons has arrived. Some unheard of extremes”, Blanche pointed out.
The shooting incidents continued and reached a daunting level, such as 1999 Columbine High School MassacreAt that time, two young men murdered 13 students and a teacher with guns and elaborate plans. Sandy Hook (2012), One of the young gunmen killed 20 children and 6 adults in a school in Connecticut.
Despite this, many attempts to approve Laws that strengthen gun control They hit a wall in the Senate and House of Representatives.One of the rejected participants is powerful Lobby The head of the weapon industry, this is the famous head National Rifle Association.
Carlota Garcia Encina, Lead researcher The transatlantic relationship between the United States and Elcano Royal College, Added that on this issue, ” A kind of despotism” In American politics. “Once the law is promulgated, it is hoped that the use of weapons will be restricted on certain occasions and among certain people. Violation of the Second Amendment. This is why it is sometimes so difficult to carry out major reforms in the United States. “
The researchers emphasized: “There is some consensus between Republicans and Democrats, but the Senate is still very divided and polarized.” “Currently, what President Biden is doing is issuing a series of executive orders. The order can be revoked. This is not yet complete. Agreement between Republicans and Democrats Implement certain laws, but this is one of the goals of this administration”
Blanche recalled that during the Clinton administration, he had The Brady Act passed in 1993, Thanks to the name of the former White House head of news, who was paralyzed after receiving a bullet against the president Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan) in the 1981 bombing.
Among other things, the legislation limits the acquisition of assault weapons and It took five days to sell guns And the buyer’s background is being investigated. Experts said: “But the law has not yet been enacted.” “Time has passed, and various weapons, including assault weapons, are allowed to be used again.”
“In any situation, The control methods are very diverse”, consider. “Some cities have enacted laws restricting the use and possession of weapons, but maybe the next city can do so. Therefore, controlling the types of weapons people have is very complicated.”
Similarly, the number of police officers controlling them has decreased. The pandemic and controversy about police brutality cases have fueled the movement, Refund police, Advocate Withdraw funds from the police station And equip the security forces to use it exclusively for social issues.
“In addition, add Former U.S. President Donald TrumpHe said: “This inspires more enterprising spirit.” The Capitol Robbery in January is an example of this mentality. If something makes you feel frustrated, You can go out to protest with weapons Many cases occurred last year. “
García Encina from the Elcano Institute, Acknowledge that the record of gun deaths in 2020 may also be caused by the pandemic in the United States and other countries.This Depressed by unemployment, pressured by personal loss, The increase in the consumption of drugs and alcohol, the difficulty in obtaining resources, the increase in cases of domestic violence…all these have increased the convenience of obtaining weapons.