How do you reduce the risk of mass shootings and reduce access to weapons in a country where the Second Amendment, which guarantees every American citizen the right to detain them, is sacrosanct? Joe Biden, for whom gun violence is an “epidemic” and “international disgrace”, has decided to act. But the Democratic president is well aware that the task is difficult. None of his predecessors was able to stem this evil that is ravaging the country. Covid and anti-racist protests have even helped boost the sale of guns. In 2020 alone, they claimed more than 43,000 victims in the United States, including suicides, according to the organization Archives on Armed Violence; 611 “mass shootings” (with more than four victims) were carried out. And since the start of the year, 11,420 gunshot deaths have already been recorded.