At the midst of a heated debate over gun control, the U.S. gun lobby on Monday capitalized on the heroism of a bystander who fatally shot a young guy who had opened fire in a mall with a handgun.
Jonathan Sapriman, a 20-year-old white man whose intentions are still unclear, started shooting semi-automatically in a mall in Indiana on Sunday night.
Elisjsha Dicken, a 22-year-old client who was carrying an unlicensed weapon as recently permitted by local rules, shot him to death after he had murdered a 30-year-old man, a couple dining in a restaurant, and injured two more.
Ison said that the gunman appeared to have practiced his lethal assault by flushing his cell phone down the toilet and setting fire to his computer.
The police officer claimed that he also carried a second assault weapon, a handgun, and a lot of ammo.
The National Rifle Association (NRA), a prominent lobbying organization, pounced on the timeline of events right away to reaffirm that having armed citizens is beneficial for public safety.
The CCRKBA, another organization fighting against any limitations on gun ownership, reiterated the NRA’s position.
The Brady Campaign’s president, Kris Brown, retaliated on Twitter in support of tighter gun legislation. “Let me be clear: If more guns made us safer, America would be the safest country in the WORLD.”
In a similar manner, Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, published graphs showing that the United States leads industrialized nations in both the number of guns per person and the number of firearm-related deaths.
According to the Small Arms Survey study, there were close to 400 million weapons in use among civilians in the United States in 2017, or 120 guns for every 100 persons.