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# Gun violence

Last month
May 2023
# Texas
'Thoughts and prayers are not enough,' says Biden following mass shooting in Texas
A heavily armed man stormed a shopping mall, shooting dead eight people and wounding several others before he was killed by police.
This year
# Gun violence
At least six dead after shootings in Alabama and Louisville, Biden calls for gun reform
The shootings occurred at a teen birthday party in Alabama, and in a park in Louisville.
# Gun violence
Mother of six-year-old who shot teacher in Virginia charged with child neglect
The woman was also charged by a grand jury with “misdemeanor recklessly leaving a loaded firearm so as to endanger a child”.
# Gun violence
Nashville school shooter had seven guns hidden at parents' house
Hale shot dead three children and three adults during the attack at the Covenant School on Monday.
# half moon bay
Seven dead in shootings in city near San Francisco just days after separate mass killing
Police have arrested a 67-year-old man in connection with the shooting.
# Gun violence
Teacher shot by six-year-old in US is recovering, police say
The teacher was identified as Abby Zwerner, 25, who is described as ‘devoted to students’.
Last year
# Gun violence
Four killed in Tennessee shooting rampage, suspect arrested
The suspect livestreamed parts of his shooting spree, the Memphis police chief said.
# Gun violence
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.
# Gun violence
Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'
Miah Cerrillo, a pupil at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, said she watched a teacher being shot in the head before looking for a place to hide.
# gun control
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”.
# Robb Elementary
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
# Fort Worth
Two dead in Texas shooting after gunman opens fire in church
The attacker was shot by a member of the congregation.
# restrictions
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.
# head to head
US Democratic debate focuses on healthcare, gun control and taking on billionaires
There was one thing they all agreed on – President Donald Trump should be impeached.
# Gun violence
Four dead and five injured in shooting at Kansas bar overnight
Authorities said the shooting stemmed from an earlier altercation.
# MGM Resorts
$800 million settlement reached to compensate families bereaved by Las Vegas gun massacre
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over the 2017 shooting that claimed 58 innocent lives, the worst in modern US history.
# Gun violence
US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting
The 14-year-old boy called police and confessed to the crime.
# Gun violence
Two Chicago mothers who were anti-gun violence activists shot dead in south of city
Police don’t believe Chantell Grant or Andrea Stoudemire were the intended targets of last Friday’s shooting.
# crackdown
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”.
# Speaking out
'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach
Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.
# Capital Gazette
'We're putting out a damn paper' - Newspaper where five were killed goes to print
“We’re just doing our job.”
# gun control
'One of my best friends was killed right around here': McCartney remembers John Lennon at New York march
More than a million people took to the streets across the US yesterday to call for tighter gun control.
# march for our lives
'No more silence': Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US
Organisers of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington hoped their protest would match in numbers and spirit last year’s women’s march.
# florida shooting
'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence
The protests come after 17 people were killed during a school shooting in Florida last month.
# Barbados
Rihanna calls for an end to gun violence as her cousin is killed
The pop star took to Instagram to post an emotional call.
# Coolock
Man killed in north Dublin shooting
The incident occurred at Moatview Avenue in the early hours of this morning.
# racial attack
'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people
Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.
# Inchicore
Gardaí hunt for second suspect who fled scene of foiled gangland hit
A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and a gun was recovered by gardaí.
# Gun violence
Nine-year-old boy among 11 killed in Chicago shootings
The child was among 56 people shot in the city over the weekend.
# Chicago
Two-year-old shot dead in attack streamed live on Facebook
Police said last night that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting which shocked Chicago.
# North Carolina
Three-year-old boy shoots himself dead with father's handgun
The boy found the gun under the cash register at his father’s store.
# No more tears
Fox News host slams Obama's tearful display, says he hid 'raw onion' in podium
Republican politicians and commentators have been lining up to criticise Obama for his emotional gun control announcement.
'I surprised my mum when I told her I’m more afraid of visiting home in the US than living here'
Incidents of gun violence have become so commonplace back home that I can’t remember a time when we could go a full week without hearing about a shooting.
# Gun violence
One person killed, 3 injured in shooting at Northern Arizona University
The conditions of the injured victims are not yet known.
# Out of control
Video: US gun violence costs lives. But how much money does it cost?
Magazine Mother Jones have crunched the grim figures.
# Guns
Man arrested in Donegal after recovery of rifle
The rifle was discovered as part of an ongoing garda investigation during the search of a house in Ballyshannon this evening.
# Gun violence
Man in Belfast shot in both knees and both ankles
Two men forced their way into a house in west Belfast this evening, police have said.
# Pittsburgh
Three shot near Pittsburgh high school
Police are still looking for the shooter and the three victims have been taken to hospital.
# newtown
Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage
The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.
# Gun control law
US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law
The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.