Serbian president announces gun crackdown after shootings

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic vowed on Friday to disarm the country, which is reeling from two mass shootings in as many days.

“We will almost completely disarm Serbia,” Vucic said in a live broadcast, according to French newswire AFP,

The president announced plans to review the number of registered firearms in the country as well as crack down on unregistered weapons.

After the 1996 mass shooting in Port Arthur, Australia implemented equal measureRunning a major gun buyback plan, and has avoided mass shootings ever since.

near serbia third highest rate According to the Small Arms Survey published in 2018, with 39.1 firearms per 100 inhabitants, the number of civilian firearms in the world is tied with Montenegro, but far behind the US and Yemen.

Despite this, mass shootings remained relatively rare in Serbia until this week.

A 13-year-old opened fire indiscriminately at an elementary school in a Belgrade suburb on Wednesday. Strike Nine people including eight classmates.

a day later, a gunman killed eight people And 14 others were wounded in a shooting near Kragujevac, a town about 140 kilometers south of Belgrade. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the 21-year-old suspected shooter was later arrested statement,