President Alberto Fernandez took advantage of his visit to the White House to support your partner Joe Biden in law enforcement to control firearms. Without naming them, he referred to Patricia Bullrich y Javier Mileytwo of the main opposition referents who have expressed themselves in favor of the free carrying of arms. “Take the side of the citizens”, The president of the PRO responded.
“In my country there are those who propose that arms sales be released to defend themselves, so I highly value their initiative. And know that you have an absolute ally in me“, Fernández told Biden. It was a statement that did not take long to travel the more than 8,300 kilometers that separate Washington from Buenos Aires.
The support of the Argentine president went to a policy executed by Biden to try to mitigate mass attacks that every year are replicated in different areas of the country and are increasingly frequent in the lives of Americans.
Alberto Fernández supported Biden’s proposal to regulate the use of weapons
In the middle of last year, Washington announced a law to have greater control over the sale of arms, and in recent days it added an executive order with the aim of making it difficult for pistols and fire rifles end up in the hands of people with mental problemsCriminal or domestic abuse history.
The measure, which is far from being classified as a shock, is seen by those who are against the possession of weapons as one more step to prevent acts of violence from continuing to proliferate. With his statement, Fernández supported that premise.
And the one who felt alluded to was Bullrich, who, far from seriously analyzing the problem that exists in the United States – where more than 130 mass shootings have been reported so far this year, including the last one in a school in Nashville, Tennessee, where 6 people died -, he only wrote three lines to refer to the already classic recipe of the extreme right to end insecurity.
“President: take the weapons from criminals and murderers. Side with citizens and law enforcement, not criminals“, he stated.
With that comment, the president of the main opposition party drew a parallel between the massive violence in the United States and the insecurity in Argentina. An expression that causes a certain sting starting from a base that in 2018, when she was Minister of Security, she made clear. “The one who wants to be armed must walk armed. Argentina is a free country. We prefer people not to be armed,” he had said.
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With Milei, both promote the free carrying of arms as a magical solution to a problem that exists and worries Argentine society: insecurity. But there are not a few studies that, with data, maintain that easy access to firearms only increases crime violent.
The more weapons, the more crimes is the conclusion reached, for example, by the magazine Scientific American or the Boston Childen’s Hospital y Harvard in recent years.
Until the closing of this article, Milei had not spoken, although it is not necessary to know her position. In fact, the national deputy for La Libertad Avanza comes from supporting the campaign spot of his candidate for governor in Tucumán, Ricardo Bussi.
There, the leader said clearly: “Yes to the legal and free carrying of weapons.” And Milei, when analyzing it in TNratified that “my model is a change in security rules. Which he makes pay (…). The ‘progressive’ position does nothing but favor criminals“.
“The problem is that many have cognitive dissonance, they do not see the consequences of what they propose“, launched the libertarian deputy in that same interview. The phrase makes you think.
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