August won the title of the deadliest month in the United States with distinction, the past August 2019 witnessed 10 indiscriminate shootings, which resulted in more than 51 deaths, and the state of Texas topped the list with 4 accidents and 33 deaths, which raises an increasing debate about the control of possession And the possession of weapons in America.
According to the statistics reported by the American “New York Times” newspaper, there were 38 shooting accidents, and at least 3 people were killed in one accident. Texas had the lion’s share in August, where 4 incidents resulted in more than 33 deaths, the most prominent of which was The Walmart massacre in El Paso, which left 22 people dead.
The last incident in the series of deadly August, Sunday, in which 7 people were killed and 22 others were injured, bringing the number of victims to more than 51 dead.
According to the “Weapon Violence Archive”, a non-profit research group, the United States witnessed 248 shooting accidents as of July 31, at a rate of 1.2 accidents per day, which resulted in the injury of 979 people, 246 of whom were killed, and among these incidents 22 An accident in American schools.
Reports indicate that light firearms kill up to about 1000 people daily around the world, but the impact of these fatal accidents casts a shadow on millions of ordinary citizens, and their lives are turned upside down due to the laws that allow civilians to carry firearms in different countries around the world. And on top of them are the major western countries such as America.
The latest statistics of the “Gun Policy” website, which specializes in monitoring weapons activities and the laws related to them in the countries of the world and affiliated with the College of Public Health at the University of Sydney, reveals that there are more than 875 million firearms around the world, 75% of them are in the hands of civilians, which raises fears of spread Shooting incidents have become popular recently in the United States.
The beginning of August was confirming that it was the bloodiest month in modern US history. In the first week of the month, 30 people were killed, and more than a hundred were injured in shooting incidents in Texas and Ohio.
The following is a timeline of the most important shooting incidents in the United States during the bloody August:
On August 3, the city of El Paso, Texas, on the border with Mexico, witnessed the worst bloody massacre in the history of mass shootings, as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Cruzias, aged 21, shot randomly at the citizens of the Wall store. Mart “in the city inhabited by a large number of people of Mexican origin, killing 20 people and causing dozens of injured.
Less than 13 hours after the Texas massacre, another bloody attack occurred in Ohio, when a gunman named Connor Bates, 24, opened fire on citizens in downtown Dayton, which is famous for its nightclubs and bars, and in less than 30 seconds 10 people were killed, including a sister. The accused, and 26 others were injured.
On August 4, 3 people were killed, and 37 others were injured, after indiscriminate firing by several people inside a black “Chevrolet Camaro” at citizens in “Douglas Park” park, in Chicago.
On August 7, the accident this time was unintended, as the loudness of motorcycle exhaust holes caused a state of panic and panic among American citizens in Times Square, the most famous square in New York City, so they rushed to take shelter in buildings and homes, and the confused scene resulted in 12 injuries. Person.
On August 8, the US state of California witnessed a white attack, southern the state, killing 4 people.
On August 11, 5 women and a man were wounded, after a gunman opened fire on a large group of people at a party in Garfield Park in West Lake, Chicago, USA.
On August 15, 6 policemen were injured in an exchange of fire with a gunman, after they raided a house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, suspected of being a headquarters for drug trafficking gangs.
The exchange of fire continued in the city for a period of more than three hours, which called the American police to demand that the residents of the area stay inside their homes, after the exchange of hundreds of bullets.
On August 25, at least 7 people, between the ages of 18 and 20, were injured in a shooting incident at a two-year-old’s birthday party, southeast Maryland.
On August 30, 10 teenagers, between the ages of 15 and 18, were injured in a shooting accident in a match between two high school teams at a US football stadium in Mobil, Alabama, and 5 of the injured were in critical condition.
On Saturday, August was bidding farewell to the United States with a new shooting incident, when a gunman opened fire indiscriminately on motorists in Odessa, Texas, killing at least 7 people and wounding more than 20 people, including 3 police officers, before the police killed him.
The state of the American debate over the possession of weapons continues, as there is a great disagreement between the Republican Party and its Democratic opponent on the issue of possession of weapons and ways to legalize them, as they disagree on the interpretation of the constitution in this matter, especially since the Second Amendment to the Constitution provides for freedom of possession of weapons.
Democrats believe that the right to bear arms is limited to the states that make up the American Union, and that the founding fathers wanted this right for federal America, based on the theory of collective interpretation of the right, and they demand the necessity of reconsidering the “absolute right of the individual” due to the developments that occurred in American society and the use of this right in Frequent accidents.
Despite the ceaseless series of incidents, American sources indicate that the afflicted state of Texas has begun to implement a package of laws on the possession and use of weapons.