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New incident with a gun on a campus in the United States

A man opened fire, killed one person and wounded three others at a university in the city of Northern Arizona in the night from Thursday 8 to Friday, 9 October. The man was detained. According to police, the incident took place after a fight between two groups of students in a residence.
At 3 pm 30 am, two hours after the shooting, university officials warned the shooter was in custody and the situation stabilized. The identity of the victims is not yet known. The injured are being treated in the medical center of the city.This new shooting came a week after the shooting on October 1 Oregon campus that had killed nine people and had created yet another debate on gun control in the United States. US President Barack Obama was to precisely meet the families of victims of the shooting Friday in Roseburg, Oregon

a homicide rate with firearms 15 times higher than that of Germany

The figures are known: US citizens, heavily armed, live with a homicide rate with firearms fifteen times that of Germany, according to figures recalled by Vox or Washington Post .

According to the website Gun Violence Archive (GVA) founded in 2013 after the school massacre Sandy Hook:

  • 39,529 incidents involving firearms have been registered since 1 January 2015 in the United States, including 264 mass shootings (at least four people hit by bullets – injured or dead -. in one place and at the same time, according to the methodology of GVA)
  • On October 2, the balance sheet stood at 9,956 dead and 20,269 wounded. In 2014, GVA had recorded 51,739 incidents involving firearms, which made 12,562 dead and 23,015 injured.

Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the United States experienced at least twenty cases of shootings, counting only those of the same type as Oregon, perpetrated by fanatics wishing to cause a massacre.

After the killing of Oregon, US President s’ was indignant and lambasted the “inaction” of Congress, Republican majority, which refuses to legislate stricter rules for the sale of weapons in the US.

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