MOSCOW, December 17 - RAPSI. The Russian Prime Minister has spoken out against the admissibility of carrying weapons in Russia again, following the tragedy in the United States last week.
Last Friday, Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old Connecticut resident, killed his mother and then shot 26 people at a school, including 20 children aged six-seven years. The tragedy added fuel to the debates in the U.S. on imposing limitations on gun possession. The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to possess a firearm for self-defense and to protect one's property.
"It was a terrible tragedy. It is deeply distressing... I fully agree with those who are against free weapon possession. This is my principal position as well," Dmitry Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page.
In 2010, as president, Medvedev toughened control over pneumatic and traumatic weapons by imposing ban on carrying and using sports pneumatic weapons, as well as on selling bullets for civil weapons to those who do not have a permit to use them.