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# Mass Shootings

Last year
Assault rifle ban passes in US House of Representatives but likely doomed in Senate
It would ban the sale, import, manufacture or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons such as those used in recent mass shootings.
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.
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.
Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions
Robert Spitzer says the controversial gun lobby group was considered somewhat moderate on gun laws but took a sharp right turn in the mid-1970s.
All time
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.
Trump says 'hate has no place' in US, but also blames mental illness for mass shootings
Trump will make a televised address later today.
Main suspect in New Zealand terror attack appears in court as victims' families prepare for funerals
Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.
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.
What difference will Obama's new gun control plan make?
The US president announced a series of executive actions to curb gun violence yesterday.
Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much
Republicans aren’t so keen on the President’s plans.
This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982
This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.
Why gun owners claim they need to bring firearms to Starbucks
After the coffee chain’s CEO asked customers to leave guns at home, this was their response…
NRA: 'The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun'
The US’ powerful gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association, has called for armed police or guards to be deployed in every school in the country.
Explainer: Is there a common thread to all mass shootings?
Many have searched for answers to why atrocities such as the recent mass shooting at a cinema theatre in the US happen. But there are many myths and misconceptions about such incidents.