A group of United States senators announced this Sunday an agreement in principle to increase control over firearms in the country, which proposes minimum measures after the mass shootings in a supermarket in Buffalo (New York) and in a school of Uvalde, Texas.
In a statement, the group of senators, both Democrats and Republicans, indicated that the agreement includes a review of the process of buying weapons for those under 21 years of age (the perpetrators of the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings were both 18 years old).
The package of measures also extends to the entire country the so-called “danger alert” (“Red Flag”) laws, already in force in states such as California, New York and Florida, and which allow the activation of a legal procedure to confiscate firearms. fire of those who represent a danger to third parties or to themselves.
Other arms control agreements
the state of new york banned the sale of semi-automatic weapons to those under 21 years of age, in an attempt to reduce violence after the recent massacres perpetrated by teenagers in Buffalo and Uvalde, which resulted in 10 and 21 deaths (19 children) in the past weeks.
Until now, the minimum age to acquire these weapons was 18 years.
The governor of the state, the Democrat Kathy Hochulsigned a package of measures approved in record time by the state Parliament on Monday, which also includes a ban on selling tactical vests and protective helmets to people outside certain professions.