Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): In the continuation of endless armed violence in the United States, the American authorities announced that seven people were killed as a result of a shooting at a school in Nashville, Tennessee.
The American authorities initially only reported that the suspect was killed and several people were injured, but after hours, they announced that three children and three employees were killed at this private Christian school in Tennessee on Monday (March 27), local time.
The spokesperson of this school said that the shooter was a teenage girl who was killed in a clash with the police on the second floor of the school. According to the official, he had two "assault weapons and a Colt" with him.
Previously, the Nashville Police Department announced that it was investigating the shooting incident in this Christian school, and the US Police announced that the suspect in this shooting was killed in a fight with police officers.
According to the data of the American "Archive of Armed Violence", while the first three months of the New Year have not yet ended, more than 100 mass shootings have occurred in the United States, during which 152 people have been killed.
According to the data of this organization, 396 people have also been injured in mass shootings since the beginning of this year.
Some American media have already announced that the number of mass shootings in the first three months of this year has not been recorded since 2013. One of the mass shootings this year in America happened on January 21 in Monterey Park, California, during which a gunman killed 11 people and injured 9 others. He then committed suicide. It was the deadliest gun violence in America since the May 2022 mass shooting at an elementary school in Yuvaldi.
In America, armed violence that results in the death and injury of at least 4 people is defined as a mass shooting. US President Joe Biden has already admitted that gun violence has become an epidemic in America.
He clarified: Sympathy and prayers are not enough. Gun violence is an epidemic and Congress must act now.
In June 2022, US President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan "Safer Society" law following two shootings at an elementary school in Texas and at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
This law increases the background checks for gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21, criminalizes the purchase of firearms through smuggling, and provides a clear definition of who has a federal license to trade firearms.
The high number of guns (120 guns per 100 people), the ineffective law restricting trade and the freedom to carry weapons, the significant influence and power of the powerful arms manufacturing lobbies in America are the main factors of armed violence in this country.