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Anger as child lives lost to Chicago gun crime

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Among the victims was a one-year-old infant

U.S. couple draw guns on protesters passing their mansion

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Trump retweets without comment the video of the white couple pointing a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun at the protesters, the majority of whom were black

GUN. This screen grab taken from a video shows Mark McCloskey, 63, and his 61-year-old wife, Patricia, standing outside their home and holding guns including a semi-automatic rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching toward the residence of St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on June 28, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo from Eurovision/AFP

Georgia police arrest 2 for shooting death of unarmed black man

May 08, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood. My heart goes out to his family, who deserve justice and deserve it now,' Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden tweets

PROTEST. Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Police search for motive in Virginia Beach shooting

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:14 AM

This is the 150th mass shooting – with 4 or more people shot or killed – in the United States in 2019, says the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive

VIRGINIA SHOOTING. Kristal Davis, sister-in-law to shooting victim Ryan Keith Cox, embraces Mary Owens outside of the crime scene at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

In US gun control, not all laws are equal – study

Mar 11, 2016 - 9:15 AM

According to a paper in The Lancet medical journal conducting a background check on every single gun buyer could more than halve the national gun death rate in the US from 10 35 to 4 46 per 100 000 people

US GUN CONTROL. A file photograph showing guns on display at a press conference announcing the bust of a gun trafficking ring at Police Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, October 27, 2015. File photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

At least 14 dead in California mass shooting

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:31 AM

4TH UPDATE The incident is the latest in a series of mass shootings that has exasperated President Obama

ANOTHER US SHOOTING. This still video image from a helicopter, courtesy of KABC TV in Los Angeles shows a victim during rescue from a shooting scene in San Bernardino, California on December 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KABC TV

US cinema shooter escapes death penalty

Aug 08, 2015 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED A Colorado jury fails to unanimously agree on execution for 27 year old former graduate student James Holmes obliging the judge to impose a sentence of life without parole

JAMES HOLMES. A file picture dated March 12, 2013 shows shooting suspect James Holmes in the courtroom at Arapahoe County Court during his plea hearing in Centennial, Colorado, USA. File Photo by RJ Sangosti/EPA

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP