Another tragic shooting has happened in the US this weekend, and Americans must continue to push for gun control laws rather than slowly become desensitized to the issue. At the Greenwood Park Mall in the Indianapolis area on Sunday, a 20-year-old man identified as Jonathan Douglas Sapirman murdered three innocent people in the food court, as well as wounding two who are currently hospitalized. Sapirman was then shot by another person in the mall who was armed, a 22-year-old man named Elisjsha Dicken who is currently speaking with the Greenwood police regarding this incident.
The devastating news has been announced that the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was assassinated today during a campaign rally in Nara. At 67 years old, Abe was the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister, with two terms from 2006 to 2007 then again from 2012 to 2020; he stepped down from the position in 2020 due to poor health, but continued to speak at political events and campaign for other politicians.
On Tuesday night, the Californian city of San Jose voted to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite the opposition from gun owners who said it would violate their Second Amendment rights and promise to sue.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he had signed an executive order declaring a gun violence emergency. He told an audience in New York City that he’s going to sign legislation that allows for civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers, dealers, and distributors for how they market and sell their firearms.