Cases of violence with the use of firearms in the United States have become an epidemic and an international shame, said President Joe Biden.
“Weapon violence is an epidemic in this country. Let us repeat once again: violence with the use of weapons in this country is an epidemic and an international shame, ”TASS quotes Biden as saying.
According to him, the measures to tighten arms control proposed by the presidential administration do not contradict the second amendment to the US Constitution, which guarantees the right to carry and store weapons.
He noted that gun violence in the United States is estimated at $ 280 billion a year.
On March 23rd, Joe Biden issued a statement regarding the shooting in Colorado, which killed ten people. During his speech, the American leader called for stricter control of assault firearms in the country.