Homicide by Firearm
Breakdown of Countries by Gun Laws
December 6, 1989: École Polytechnique Massacre
Fourteen women were killed on the campus of the University of Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. According to the resulting law, all firearms are required to be registered, whereas before this shooting, only “restricted” firearms had to be registered with the government.
One pressing foreign policy problem that received not a single mention in the presidential debate on foreign policy two weeks ago was the security situation in our neighbor and third largest trading partner, Mexico. Mitt Romney’s tendency to stick a silver foot in his mouth squandered any electoral advantage he might have wrung from his family’s personal connection to Mexico, and Obama was borne to a second term in part by the Latino vote. The president also enjoyed a great advantage over Romney in popular opinion polls in Mexico. The changing demographics of the American electorate may mean that immigration reform becomes a policy priority in Obama’s second term, a welcome prospect for U.S.-Mexican relations. But Obama cannot afford to ignore the other, in some ways more urgent, dilemma of security and stability inside Mexico itself.READ MORE
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