AllvertaGlobal – The shooting at a Texas elementary school (SD) is another example of a deadly tragedy in the United States.
The shooting was carried out by an 18-year-old teenager, Salvador Ramos, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, South Texas, United States on Tuesday (24/5) local time. As a result of the incident, 19 children and two adults died.
The tragedy is included in a new list of the long history of gun violence in the United States. Prior to the deadly incident at the elementary school, there were 39 shootings at K-12 schools, colleges and campuses in 2022.
Given the increasing violence of guns, why is it so difficult for the United States to ban the use of firearms? Some consider it because of the tough lobbies in the United States congress.
In fact, revisions to the gun laws have been going on since Barack Obama became president of the United States. However, the law has been suspended until now. One of the reasons, people from the Republican party who do not fully agree.
A professor at the political research center at the Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (PRP-BRIN), Siswanto, said that the Republican party was still considering the revision.
“The Republican Party doesn’t agree. It doesn’t disagree. They are still 50:50 but in reality it hasn’t been revised, right,” said Siswanto on Wednesday (25/5). He further explained that the reason the Republicans did not agree was presumably because this party contained elite people and businessmen related to the arms business.