December 7, 2022

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Texas murders: The verdict could quickly make things worse

Not only is another shooting unlikely to bring Americans under better gun control, experts say the Supreme Court ruling will soon have the opposite effect.

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“It simply came to our notice then […]We have relaxed gun control [plutôt qu’un resserrement] Says Rafael Jacob, researcher of the Raல்l-Tundrand seat in strategic and diplomatic studies.

No gun control

The Republican base opposes any gun control “strongly,” he says, adding that some politicians dare speak out in favor of toughening it.

And even states where elected officials and the people are in favor of greater control can quickly prevent them from legislating as they wish.

The Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling this summer that would invalidate New York state law restricting the right of those who have a valid reason and license to prove it to carry a firearm outside the home.

The move could change regulations across the country, where the number of guns exceeds the population.

“I do not see anything happening today, no matter how horrible it is, it’s going to change. [cette dynamique-là] “Raphael Jacob says.

Armed teachers?

The shooting in Texas could even renew the idea of ​​arming school teachers to deal with potential shooters.

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“This has already been done in some states,” recalled Francis Langlois, professor of history at Cégep de Trois-Rivières and a member of the Observatory in the United States.

“Usually teachers don’t like that [en porter] “, He notes.

The buffalo slaughter last week also shows the limitations of this idea, Raphael Jacob recalled.

An armed security guard tried to shoot the assailant in the middle of the massacre. The guard was shot before they could get there.

In addition, many states already have insufficient funding for their schools and are having difficulty paying teachers properly, underlined by author and history professor Luke Lollipop.

“Are we going to invest in arming schools now?” He teases.

Emerging industry

Meanwhile, the gun industry is thriving in our neighbors in the south, which is “infiltrating” us, Mr. Langlois does the analysis.

“It simply came to our notice then. ⁇

– In collaboration with Jean-François Racine

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