Second Luca Di Bartolomei the triple murder that happened yesterday ad Ardea, a small town on the coast south of Roma, it must not be “framed as a single episode“, But as a problem of a social nature. The son of the historic captain of Rome, Agostino Di Bartolomei, committed suicide in 1994 with a gunshot, he has been involved in one for years countryside just for counter the indiscriminate possession of weapons with all its consequences. Interviewed byAnsa on what happened in the Roman province, Di Bartolomei wondered how many other Ardea are risked “in a country with 10 million guns and a social crisis already serious for years and exacerbated by the pandemic. This – he confesses – is the representation of all my nightmares after losing Augustine (as he calls his father, ed): the idea that the father of little friends of my children can take a gun and shoot him “. On the Di Bartolomei question he has also written a book entitled “Straight to the heart“, Which seeks to focus on the degeneration of the possession of weapons in Italy and in the world.
The point, according to him, is cross databases on the holders of weapons in the hands of the individual police stations, with those of the subjects under treatment for mental disorders, as in the case of the Ardea shooter. That, he specifies, “is a hallucinating story, however you look at it: a person with enormous mental problems was probably not treated as it should also because of the pandemic. Plus, he had one in the house gun (from the death in November of his father, a retired security guard) and it would seem incredible to me if, despite the reports, the police had not gone to to check or they hadn’t found the gun in the attic ”.
From 2006 to today, “the links for the concession of the firearms license have widened a lot”, he observes, “as the security paranoia andforeign invasion in a country where the numbers of crimes instead they collapsed ”. And these loosening occurred at the time thetrick of request authorization for the sports shooting. “The result is that they were granted only in the 2015-2018 period 400 thousand authorizations in the face of just 150 entries to the shooting federations. In the only Roma – he explains – there are 256 thousand firearms owners, circa one every 10 inhabitants “.
“We are no longer the Italy of 40 years ago, when they were there 4 million of hunters“, Continues Di Bartolomei. “Today hardly anyone hunts anymore. And not even a third of the members go to the shooting range ”. In short, “we must as soon as possible to integrate i Data processing centers (Ced) and restrict the requirements for possessing a weapon. Considering the triple consumption of psychotropic drugs and the imminent end of the redundancy freeze, the situation is incredibly dangerous. You can see it from the frightening reality of women who are killed continuously, yet another yesterday in Ventimiglia, with a gun ”, he says.