Serbian President plans mass-scale disarmament successive gun attacks
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic vows to confiscate both legal and illegal firearms in the country after a drive-by and a school shooting ends the lives of 17 people in less than 2 days.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic promised to confiscate hundreds of thousands of weapons in the country after a couple of mass shootings terrorized citizens of the Balkan nation.
Vucic revealed that both registered and illegal guns will be appropriated by the state leading the President to take on a mass-scale disarmament project that he described as "an almost complete disarming of Serbia."
The head of state spoke during a national address and stressed that "This is an attack on our entire country and every citizen feels it."
Vucic's promises come hours after a police manhunt on Friday that captured the gunman responsible for ending the lives of at least eight people and injuring 14 in a drive-by shooting on Thursday.
The shooter is reportedly identified as Uros Blazic who is 21 years of age. The shooting took place in a town near Belgrade, in Mladenovac, where Blazic opened fire from a moving vehicle using an automatic weapon, according to state-run RTS television.
RTS further noted that the shooting spree took place across three different villages in the area. About 600 law enforcers and members of an elite anti-terrorist unit had been deployed in the area to look for the shooter.
The shooting took place less than two days since a 7th grader opened fire at an elementary school in Belgrade, killing 9 people including 8 students. The schoolboy is suspected to have used his father's gun on Wednesday, to take carry out an atrocious shooting foreign to Serbia.
During an address delivered on Wednesday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the event was "one of the most difficult days" in recent history. He also vowed to push for stricter gun control measures, as well as a two-year moratorium on issuing permits for firearms.
The President also pointed out that there are upwards of 760,000 firearms in a country that is host to strict gun ownership laws; in which the state issues special permits for the possession of firearms.