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# gun laws

This year
Families of victims say policing failures gave Plymouth gunman a 'license to kill'
Their statement came as an inquest jury found that there was an ‘unsafe culture’ in the police licensing unit.
Last year
Thousands march on Washington DC to demand changes to US gun laws
The call for changes to the law in America follow recent massacres in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York state.
Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
Irma Garcia was killed in the shooting and her husband Joe died two days later from a heart attack.
Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.
Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?
The shooting at Uvalde has once again raised the question of gun control in the US.
Prosecutors charge three with murder in California mass shooting
Prosecutors say the mass shooting that ultimately killed six people was a result of a feud between two rival gangs
All time
Larry Donnelly: The gun culture in the land of my birth is truly abhorrent
As the US deals with the aftermath of yet another school shooting, our columnist is filled with deep shame about the pervasive gun culture in his country.
New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban
The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.
Trump condemns white supremacy and racism after shootings
“We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Switzerland votes to approve stricter gun laws in line with EU regulations
Reports suggest the country has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.
Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally
In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws passes by 119 votes to one
One MP had wanted to stall the legislation but missed his chance when he arrived late after spending too long explaining his plan to the media.
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”.
Man who survived Las Vegas shooting was killed in California bar mass attack
Survivors of the Las Vegas shooting had sheltered in Borderline Bar and Grill the scene of America’s latest attack.
California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD
In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.
Gunman shoots three dead in Cincinnati bank
The gunman was then shot by police.
'I'm grateful to be here': Florida shooting survivor thanks people who saved her life
Maddy Wilford suffered multiple gunshots to the chest and abdomen, and had lost a lot of blood when emergency responders reached her.
The weapon allegedly used in deadly Florida shooting is known as 'America's rifle'
The AR-15 is a ‘modern sporting rifle’ and versions of it are legal in all 50 states.
Wife of California shooter found dead under floor in home
Kevin Neal shot 14 people in seven different locations yesterday.
Gun stocks rise following mass shooting in Las Vegas
Many investors who never directly purchased shares of gun companies may have them in their retirement savings plan.
Las Vegas shooter was able to build deadly arsenal of weapons legally and with ease
In Nevada someone with a clean record, like Stephen Paddock had, can buy as many guns as they want.
Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick' and 'demented man'
Trump has labelled the Sunday night shooting at an outdoor music festival an “act of pure evil”.
Two toddlers shot by playmate at Michigan daycare
The three-year-olds were hospitalised following the incident.
A law that aimed to prevent mentally ill people from buying guns has been overturned in the US
On the campaign trail, Trump had heavily campaigned on the constitutional right to bear arms.
Students at University of Texas protest gun law with sex toys
A new law allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.
"Give me a break" - Donald Trump defends comments that appeared to hint at Hillary assassination
Trump has faced widespread condemnation for the comments.
Florida pro-gun activist is shot by her four-year-old son
Jamie Gilt is a vocal advocate for gun ownership and was seriously injured.
Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting
The presidential hopeful said he felt that mental health issues were the bigger issue.
WATCH: Obama responds angrily to mass shooting: "We've become numb to this"
At least 9 people were killed in the attack.
Here's how Ireland's gun laws are being changed
The vast majority of firearms currently licensed won’t be affected.
Video: US gun violence costs lives. But how much money does it cost?
Magazine Mother Jones have crunched the grim figures.
Baby (1) dies after being shot in the face by toddler (3)
Police say somebody will “held accountable for this tragedy”.
Were 1,700 guns really stolen in five years?
It depends on what you define a gun as, really.
Gun maker to boycott Liam Neeson after his curse-filled anti-gun tirade
The Taken star said private gun owership in the US is a “f***ing disgrace”.
A 9-year-old girl shot her instructor dead in shooting range accident
“You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it.”
Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriend's death
Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns – more than usually allowed under South African law – at the time he shot Reeva Steenkamp.
Gabby Giffords was almost killed by a gunman three years ago, today she skydived
Six people were killed and 12 others, including former congresswoman Giffords, were injured in the 2011 shooting in Arizona.
Police release Sandy Hook shooting documents and evidence photos
The evidence report shows that ammunition, gun magazines and shooting paper targets were found at the home of Adam Lanza.
Gunman opens fire in New Jersey shopping centre
Police have yet to detain the man responsible for the shooting.
'A pretty shameful day for Washington' - Obama angry at Senate gun vote
The father of a Sandy Hook victim also spoke about the rejected Senate measure on gun checks at the White House today.