US President Donald Trump expresses his condolences to the families of those who died when shooting at a church in Texas.
At the same time, he emphasized that the majority of parishioners were saved thanks to the state-owned permit for carrying weapons. “These heroes saved lives, and Texas laws allow them to carry weapons!” Wrote the head of the White House on Twitter.
An unknown man opened fire at a church in the Texas city of White Settlement on December 29. Two temple guards managed to injure the attacker, who later died. The guards also received fatal injuries and died.
The right to purchase and carry firearms is guaranteed to Americans by the second amendment to the US Constitution. Authorities unsuccessfully attempted to tighten control in light of the country’s many incidents.
In 2019, the number of mass killings in the United States reached a record high. There were 41 recorded cases where four or more people died at the hands of attackers. Of these, 33 incidents were related to shooting. In total, 211 people died as a result of such attacks.
It is noted that these data exceed annual figures for the number of massacres since the 70s of the last century. In the 21st century, the anti-record belonged to 2006 with 38 massacres.