The ministo del Interior, Rodrigo Delgado, addressed the death of a 6-year-old boy and the death of a 5-year-old girl in the communes of Maipú and Huechuraba, respectively, who died of bullets caused by «lock-ups».
The interior holder called for advances in the Arms Control Act Congress and the initiative that seeks to combat organized crime.
He further assured that he contacted the director general of the POI whom he requested that «all possible means be used to determine who the perpetrators of these killings were.»
In the same line, Undersecretary of Crime Prevention Katherine Martorell said that «we have been discussing to the point of exhaustion the need for an Arms Control Act that lives up to what we are living, a law that is extremely urgent and introduced more than two years ago and part of it has been being discussed for more than 10 years.»
Martorell said that the initiative also allows police control and that such tools need to be handed over to the police. «We need Carabineros and the Investigation Police with the ability to control. Today they have to ring the bell and they can’t demand that they be shown the gun. The POI is not empowered to control gun tenure, so how long before we understand that we need to hand over tools to our cops.»