The position of the UITS
The heinous multiple homicide that occurred yesterday morning in a district of Rome for futile reasons during a condominium meeting has sown pain and dismay in public opinion with the deaths of Elisabetta Silenzi, Sabina Sperandio, Nicoletta Golisano and the wounding of numerous other people. The fact that the premise of a similar tragedy matured inside a shooting range calls theItalian Shooting Union, in its nature as a public body placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Defense (in addition to being a sports federation affiliated to the Italian National Olympic Committee) to an act of responsibility in helping to identify any possible malfunction that may have created the conditions for what then happened . The disbelief and terror felt by those who lived through this tragic morning, by the families of those who lost their lives or were injured, require a careful and balanced analysis of what happened and any mistakes possibly made to prevent the risk of summary trials and of hasty conclusions.
The reconstruction of the facts
The bewilderment of citizens when they can see their safety jeopardized by facts and circumstances completely beyond their control calls us to a serious and very thorough analysis. From the reconstruction of the facts that the judicial authorities have carried out and are carrying out in these hours, the disconcerting circumstance emerges relating to the weapon used, which turned out to be the property of the Target Shooting Range of Rome, which the perpetrator of the crime brought without authorization outside the structure to carry out his crazy project. The Italian Shooting Union certainly does not have police powers and the role it plays in this matter consists in drafting the technical regulations for carrying out the theoretical and practical training courses for the issue of the certification of suitability for shooting. use of firearms, necessary for those who carry out armed service in public and private bodies or who in any case want to obtain a license to carry firearms, as well as, obviously, the correlated vigilance regarding their observance.
The security issue
Eligibility gives the holder the right to carry out shooting activities within the designated structures using weapons made available by the local TSN Section and constantly deposited in the appropriate safety premises, all subject to the strict observance of strict rules of law. The fact that the perpetrator of the offence, as a person registered with the TSN and in possession of the certification of suitability, presented himself at the shooting range yesterday morning requesting the possibility of using a weapon for practice therefore falls within the permitted procedures, while the circumstance absolutely it is regrettable that he brought the weapon with him and that the service personnel had no way of stopping him before he left the facility. "We await the results of the investigations - declared the President of the Italian Shooting Union - with the commitment to promote ourselves to the competent State Administrations so that the security measures and the action intended to verify their compliance are as stringent as possible. possible to ensure the safety of shooters and those who are about to handle weapons".
"However, I cannot fail to underline - added the President - how this bitter affair affects a system, that of the TSN Sections, suspended on an unsteady ridge which on the one hand allows anyone to be able to handle a weapon within the section but on the at the same time it does not provide for the involvement of the latter by the Authority when a subject is not completely reliable in the use of weapons”. In the meantime, the Italian Shooting Union announces that, while waiting for the investigations to take their course, the President of the TSN Section of Rome has suspended himself from the position of President and director and therefore the Board of Directors of the TSN Rome Section will appoint a Deputy Chairman with the task of managing ordinary activities. Finally, UITS points out that as soon as possible the Federal Prosecutor will be appointed, assisted by the UITS Secretary General and two experts, for whom he will ask the Ministry of Defense for indications in his capacity as Supervisory Administration, to carry out an investigation administration of the incident. (Source UITS)