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Mexican Human Rights Commission condemns shootings and calls for arms control in the US

The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) of Mexico today expressed its solidarity with the families of the 17 people who died and those who were injured in a school in Florida (USA), and called the US authorities to exercise stricter control over the sale of firearms.

“This national body condemns such regrettable events and reiterates the importance of a stricter and more rigorous control of the indiscriminate sale of firearms in the neighboring country of the north, in order to reduce the criminal phenomenon,” the CNDH said. it’s a statement.

He argued that the free acquisition and proliferation of weapons “promotes violence, crime and public insecurity.”

“The exercise of strict control in the sale of firearms in that nation will also reduce their entry into our country that are regularly held by organized crime, whose members encourage the commission of illegal acts that lead to loss of life human beings, “he said.

At least 17 people died in Florida today in a new shooting at a school in the United States, the eighteenth year so far in schools in the country, in a massacre that is attributed to former student of Hispanic origin Nikolas Cruz.

Scott Israel, Sheriff of Broward County, north of Miami, said that in the “catastrophic” incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, 17 people died at the hands of Cruz, 19, who perpetrated the massacre armed with a semiautomatic rifle and with several loaders in his power.

The youth, explained Israel, was arrested without resistance when confronted by agents near the center, located in an area with a large presence of Latin American residents. efe

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