Mass shootings in US and Egypt

8 people were shot dead when a worker at a beer and wine distributor opened fire with a .223 calibre semi-automatic rifle in Hartford, Connecticut (USA) on 3 August. Earlier in the week a masked gunman with an assault rifle killed two and injured six at a party in Indianapolis, Indiana. A month earlier, a 53-year-old construction company bus driver stopped his bus in the outskirts of Cairo and opened fire on the 23 passengers. Eight people were killed and at least six were wounded. "While we have quite strong laws on arms ownership, we clearly do not have the same standards in applying them… Illegal trade of guns and other arms is common in some parts of Egypt. This should be a priority for police forces to avoid an increase in civilian casualties".