Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić on Friday pledged to disarm the nation, which is recovering from two mass shootings in as many days.
“We’ll do an virtually full disarming of Serbia,” Vučić stated in a dwell broadcast, in response to French newswire AFP.
The president introduced plans to overview the variety of registered firearms within the nation, in addition to cracking down on unregistered weapons.
After a mass capturing in Port Arthur in 1996, Australia carried out an analogous measure, operating a significant gun buyback scheme, and has largely averted mass shootings since then.
Serbia has the third highest charge of civilian firearms on the planet, tied with Montenegro, however far behind the U.S. and Yemen, with 39.1 firearms per 100 residents, in response to the Small Arms Survey, printed in 2018.
Despite that, mass shootings remained comparatively uncommon in Serbia till this week.
On Wednesday, a 13-year-old went on a capturing spree in an elementary college in a Belgrade suburb, killing 9 individuals together with eight classmates.
A day later, a gunman killed eight individuals and injured 14 others in a capturing close to Kragujevac, a metropolis about 140 kilometers south of Belgrade. The suspected shooter, aged 21, was later arrested, the inside ministry stated in a press release.