Weapons In The USA: Hello From 1791
Recently, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in one of his speeches said that the U.S. should impose a ban on free sale of weapons. This statement was provoked by the recent tragedy when 20 children from an elementary school in Newtown were shot. Will the authorities adopt a new law and will it help to prevent frequent cases of mass murder?
Recently, the cases of mass murder in the U.S. became more frequent and became a serious issue for the American society. According to the mayor of New York, the adoption of amendments to the law “On Weapons” may significantly reduce the number of mass murders in the United States. According to Michael Bloomberg, currently neither the White House nor Congress can make such an important step. However, as suggested by the mayor, this state of affairs will not last long.
Michael Bloomberg is a member of the coalition of the opponents of illegal use of weapons that includes over 600 mayors of other American cities.
The tragedy that prompted consideration of new amendments to the law “On Weapons” occurred last week in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter was a son of one of the teachers of this elementary school. He entered the school fully armed. In addition to two handguns, the young man was armed with a pistol and a rifle and wore a bulletproof vest – a standard, according to experts, equipment for such shooters. As a result of indiscriminate firing, 20 children were killed, seven more were wounded. Five teachers, the school principle and the shooter’s mother were also killed. The murderer, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was found dead. According to preliminary data, it was suicide.