China News Service, Beijing, June 21 (Xie Yanbing) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference on the 21st.
A reporter asked: According to reports, the "Bloody Weekend" reappeared in the United States last week. Several shooting incidents occurred in many places, causing many casualties.
According to the website of the non-profit organization Gun Violence Archives, there were about 220 shooting incidents in the United States in just two days last weekend, killing about 90 people.
What is the spokesperson's comment on this?
Wang Wenbin: We have noted relevant reports.
We regret the heavy casualties caused by repeated shooting incidents in the United States, and are concerned and disturbed that the US government has not taken any substantial steps to reduce gun violence for a long time.
As the country with the most gun violence in the world, the number of victims of gun violence in the United States has repeatedly reached new highs, with an average of 122 people dying at gunpoint every day, and the probability of children and adolescents dying from gunfire is 15% that of the other 31 high-income countries combined. times.
But over the past 25 years, the U.S. government has been slow to introduce a gun control bill.
As the US "Time" magazine pointed out, "There are always calls for action, but then they are shelved." Faced with the repeated human rights tragedies in their own countries, US politicians will only repeat hypocritical and empty comforting rhetoric and arrange performances. The "mourning" event is nothing but a repeat of the next vicious shooting.
People can’t help but ask, where are the human rights of the American people when they see their relatives and even their children at gunpoint every day and can’t do anything about it?
Faced with the killing of their own people, they are indifferent, but they point fingers at other countries' affairs. Do American politicians care about human rights or hegemony?
We urge the U.S. side to respond to the concerns of the American people, ensure the safety of people's lives, and allow the American people to sit at their desks and walk freely on the streets.
This is what a government that cares about and defends human rights should do.