The president of the United States, Joe Biden, considered this Wednesday that more actions should be taken to control firearms in the country, after the shooting last night at a Virginia supermarket where six people were shot dead by an employee who ended up committing suicide.
Biden recalled that this year he signed “The most significant gun reform in a generation, but it’s clearly not enough.”
“We must adopt more actions,” remarked the president, who recalled that Thanksgiving is celebrated tomorrow, the biggest holiday of the year in the US, but that, due to another act of violence “horrible and meaningless” there will be free chairs at more tables in the country.
“We also grieve for all those in the US who have lost loved ones in these tragic shootings that we must unite as a nation”indicated.
The Police received the first alert call around 10:12 p.m. local time (03:12 GMT) that there had been a shooting at a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake (Virginia), where an employee allegedly opened fire, killing six people, before taking off the life of a shot
Last June, Congress approved increasing control over firearms, following a minimum pact between Democrats and Republicans, after 19 children and 2 teachers died in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas in May. , and another 10 were killed in a racially motivated attack in Buffalo, New York.
The new law, signed by Biden, includes a review of the gun purchase process for those under 21 years of age and extends the so-called rules of “danger alert” (“Red Flag”), that allow the activation of a legal procedure to confiscate the firearms of those who represent a danger to third parties or to themselves.
The legislation also aims to put an end to what is known as “the groom’s legal vacuum”, whereby until now if someone was accused of domestic violence without being married they were allowed to continue owning weapons, something that does not happen in the case of married people.
Despite this legislative milestone, the US Supreme Court, with a conservative majority, expanded the right to bear arms in June by endorsing that they can be carried in public.
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