“After recent mass shootings with many dead in the USA, calls for stricter gun laws have risen again. Frank Herrmann spoke to James Densley about this. The lawyer co-founded the ‘Violence Project’ – the most comprehensive database in the US that documents gun violence.
BZ: Mr. Densley, following the bloodshed at massage parlors in Georgia and a supermarket in Colorado, US President Joe Biden has urged Congress to pass a ban on assault rifles. Will Parliament act? Or brake once more?
Densley: The history gives little cause for optimism. Think Sandy Hook, the 20 first graders who were shot dead in a Connecticut elementary school in 2012. At the time, many asked themselves: What still has to happen for politicians to finally act? And nothing happened…”
Source: Badische Zeitung
Author: Frank Herrmann