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# gun control

Last month
May 2023
# Firearms
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.
This year
# gun control
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
# US
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.
# Illinois
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.
# gun control
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.”
# New Laws
'Kids in schools will be safer': US senate advances new gun control bill
The Safer Communities Act is due to be rubber stamped today.
# New York
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.
# Robb Elementary
Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished
Meanwhile US senators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill.
# gun control
US senators announce limited deal on gun violence measures
Recent mass shootings have renewed calls for stricter gun control.
# Mass Shootings
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.
# gun control
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.
# US
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.
# 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”.
# armed to the teeth
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”.
# gun control
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.
# 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
# Thomas Massie
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.
# New Orleans
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.
# right to bear arms
'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.
# gun control
Death toll in Texas shooting rampage rises to seven
Police have identified the suspect as a white man in his mid-30s.
# gun control
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.
# God Control
Madonna defends new video depicting nightclub massacre
The scenes in the video are reminiscent of the 2016 Orlando nighclub shooting.
# Riley Howell
Hero US college student 'saved lives' by tackling gunman before he was killed
Police have no motive for yesterday’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”.
# Gable House Bowl
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.
# gun control
CCTV video shows Parkland school shooter telling student to leave before the massacre
Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff in the shooting.
# gun control
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
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.’
# Pennsylvania
11 dead and 6 injured as shooter opens fire during baby naming ceremony at Pittsburgh synagogue
The suspect is in custody in hospital.
# Canada
Toronto gunman had 'severe mental health challenges', according to family
Authorities have named Fassal Hussain as the assailant behind Sunday’s deadly shooting spree.
# Canada
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.
# Texas
'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.
# nashville
Gunman kills four people at restaurant in Tennessee
Police are searching for the gunman.
# Japan
Japanese policeman, 19, arrested for allegedly shooting colleague dead
Japan has famously strict gun control regulations and very little gun crime.
# florida shooting
Conservative commentator loses two broadcast jobs after threatening Parkland survivor
He said he would sexually assault David Hogg, who survived the school shooting.
# marchforourlives
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.
# 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.
American mom: 'Why I am marching for American gun control in Dublin'
As an American citizen, and as a parent, it’s hard to stay uninvolved in the gun control debate while we are abroad, writes Mary Farley.