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2 killed in Texas shooting

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:16 AM

A group of Hispanic men working on set for a music video in Houston, Texas is attacked by still-unidentified shooters

Trump condemns racism, white supremacy after U.S. mass shootings

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:21 PM

(UPDATED) In his brief address, the US President makes no mention of two ideas he tweeted hours earlier: tightening background checks for gun buyers and linking gun control reform to changes in immigration law

REFORMS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/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

5 dead in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:54 AM

3rd UPDATE There is no immediate indication of a motive for the assault in a country where gun violence is widespread due to the ready availability of firearms

ANOTHER SHOOTING. First responders secure the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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Jun 23, 2016 - 1:03 PM

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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

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Jan 05, 2016 - 12:29 PM

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Obama to bypass US Congress on gun control

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama will take a series of unilateral steps to end what he has called the scourge of gun violence

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to reporters following a meeting on executive actions he can take to curb gun violence with members of his national security team, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, January 4, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama to tackle 'unfinished business' of gun violence in 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Obama says: My New Year s resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as I can That s especially true for our epidemic of gun violence

OBAMA'S RESOLUTION. US President Barack Obama says the 'epidemic of gun violence' is among his 'unfinished business' in office. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Obama urges national 'soul searching' over gun violence

Jun 11, 2014 - 8:10 AM

UPDATED We are the only developed country on earth where this happens and it happens now once a week says US President barack Obama after the latest US shooting incident