Pedro Reyes can literally use the term 'disarming' to describe his ambitious projects to reduce the number of guns in circulation. He focuses on the Mexican territories where gun violence is an essential component of its drug-trafficking economy. The urgency of this initiative has been demonstrated in other sites since 2007 when he undertook "Palas por Pistolas". Reyes comments that gun sales soared across the United States after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that killed twenty children and six adults. "It is a sadly familiar response ... After each massacre, whether a mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater or the attempted assassination of an Arizona congresswoman that killed several bystanders, Americans have bought guns at a higher pace than they did before the rampage."
With these proofs of the importance of his efforts, he undertook another project, appropriately titled "Disarm".
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