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# gun control

This year
Shooter kills three people at bar in southern California
The shooter was killed by police in the incident.
Lula government restricts gun ownership in Brazil after surge under Bolsonaro
Under Bolsonaro, private gun ownership nearly tripled as he loosened controls in a nod to his “Bibles, bullets and beef” support base.
Minister commits to meeting gun groups before any changes made to firearm ownership rules
A public consultation on proposed changes to firearm ownership rules is now open.
Tennessee Republicans expel two Democratic lawmakers for joining gun control protest
Banishment is generally reserved as a punishment for politicians accused of serious misconduct – not as a weapon against political opponents.
Last year
Virginia suspect now in custody as two university shootings leave seven dead in the US
The suspect is believed to be one of the college’s students.
Fourth of July parade suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, US police say
Emergency officials said around two dozen people, including children, were treated for gunshot injuries.
Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades
While Joe Biden says it falls short of what’s really needed, he added that it will “save lives.”
'Kids in schools will be safer': US senate advances new gun control bill
The Safer Communities Act is due to be rubber stamped today.
Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.
Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished
Meanwhile US senators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill.
US senators announce limited deal on gun violence measures
Recent mass shootings have renewed calls for stricter gun control.
Thousands expected at rallies across US to demand gun control
Protesters have been motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York.
US House of Representatives votes to set 21 as minimum age for semi-automatic guns
Regular mass shootings in the United States have rarely stirred Congress to act.
Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.
Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence
The US President condemned the refusal of a majority of Republican senators to support tougher laws as “unconscionable”.
Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control
Rep. Greg Steube was speaking remotely from his home and said he could “do whatever I want with my guns”.
Justin Trudeau proposes ban on the sale and importation of handguns in Canada
The move comes after the recent mass shootings in neighbour the United States.
Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack
Robb Elementary in Uvalde County, Texas teaches children between the ages of seven and ten.
US President Joe Biden called for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and act.
The shooting was the deadliest such incident since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke interrupted a press conference with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying he was doing "nothing".
Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school
All time
US lawmaker slammed for gun-toting Christmas tweet after school shooting
Parents of school shooting victims and fellow lawmakers accused Massie of insensitivity following a recent Michigan shooting.
Three people dead after gun store shooting in New Orleans
The gunman is among the dead.
Two killed and five injured after man opens fire at Texas concert
Police are hunting for the offender who fled the scene.
'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally
The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.
Larry Donnnelly: The third Democratic debate was a ho-hum night in Houston
It was a debate with few shocks and, when the dust settled, the three frontrunnners had solidified their positions, writes Larry Donnelly.
Death toll in Texas shooting rampage rises to seven
Police have identified the suspect as a white man in his mid-30s.
Trump says US needs 'meaningful background checks' on gun holders
Trump’s comments follow mass shootings in Ohio and Texas last weekend in which 31 people died.
Madonna defends new video depicting nightclub massacre
The scenes in the video are reminiscent of the 2016 Orlando nighclub shooting.
Hero US college student 'saved lives' by tackling gunman before he was killed
Police have no motive for yesterday’s shooting.
Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting
The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.
Three dead, four injured in shooting at California bowling alley
The shooting has taken place in a coastal city about 32 kilometres from Los Angeles.
CCTV video shows Parkland school shooter telling student to leave before the massacre
Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff in the shooting.
Eight children a day die from firearms in the US
Firearms claimed the lives of more than 3,140 children and teens in 2016.
Ashton Kutcher calls for gun control after revealing he celebrated his birthday at the Borderline Bar
‘Only reason we are alive is the shooter chose a different night.’
11 dead and 6 injured as shooter opens fire during baby naming ceremony at Pittsburgh synagogue
The suspect is in custody in hospital.
Toronto gunman had 'severe mental health challenges', according to family
Authorities have named Fassal Hussain as the assailant behind Sunday’s deadly shooting spree.
Toronto shooting: 10-year-old and 18-year-old killed as gunman opens fire at restaurant
The gunman was shot dead after an exchange of fire with police.
'She should be getting her first car, not a funeral': Tributes paid to Santa Fe shooting victims
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with capital murder.
Gunman kills four people at restaurant in Tennessee
Police are searching for the gunman.
Japanese policeman, 19, arrested for allegedly shooting colleague dead
Japan has famously strict gun control regulations and very little gun crime.
Conservative commentator loses two broadcast jobs after threatening Parkland survivor
He said he would sexually assault David Hogg, who survived the school shooting.
Celebrities came out in force to show their support during yesterday's March For Our Lives
The national day of protest took place in the US yesterday.