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A year after US school massacre, gun control remains elusive

Miami - On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida and slaughtered 17 people.

Brazilians divided over loosening of gun laws

S - Silvana Tavares, a long-time sports shooter who is a vendor in a firearms store in Sao Paulo, says she has never brandished a weapon at anyone, and she does not want to kill anyone.But she is determined to keep a gun at home.

Brazil's anti-crime president loosens gun laws

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro rolled back restrictive gun ownership laws on Tuesday to make it easier for "good" citizens to use firearms against criminals, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering levels of deadly violence in ...

Brazil president eases gun laws with decree

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday decreed the easing of national gun laws as part of a law-and-order agenda, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering violent crime.

Brazil's finger on the trigger for gun-friendly Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Barbara Barroso couldn't hide her excitement as she stepped up to her lane wearing goggles and ear protectors: it was her first time shooting her brand-new 12-gauge Armsan pump-action shotgun.

German court tries former H&K staff over Mexico gun exports

Berlin - A German court Tuesday put on trial six former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over thousands of assault rifles that were allegedly exported illegally to violence-torn Mexican states.

Trump rallies gun lobby in Dallas

Dallas - US President Donald Trump rallied gun owners in Texas Friday, summarily rejecting calls for stricter laws despite a high school massacre in Florida that fuelled public demands for change.

Trump woos NRA gun lobby in Dallas

Dallas - US President Donald Trump headed to Dallas, Texas Friday to address the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, the powerful lobby's first since the Parkland high school massacre sparked a grassroots campaign for gun control.

Microsoft removes handgun emoji

Microsoft has joined the other major technology companies in removing its handgun emoji. The computer firm has replaced its image of a handgun with a toy.

US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Tampa - Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.

'#ENOUGH': US students stage walkout against gun violence

Washington - From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms Wednesday in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school.

'Never again!': US students stage walkout against gun violence

Washington - Students across the United States walked out of classes on Wednesday in a nationwide call for action against gun violence following the shooting deaths last month at a Florida high school.

US students to stage walkout against gun violence

Washington - One month to the day after a 19-year-old shooter unleashed a hail of gunfire at a Florida high school, tens of thousands of American students will stage a school walkout in a politically charged tribute to the victims.

Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control

Washington - President Donald Trump stood accused Monday of caving in to the US gun lobby one month after the Florida school shooting, as the White House pushed ahead with plans to arm teachers but backpedaled on curbing access to assault rifles.

US veterans join forces for gun reform

Washington - Dave Baril has served in the US Marine Corps for over 18 years, deployed twice to Iraq, and is a gun owner.

Australia amnesty takes 57,000 guns off the streets

Sydney - More than 57,000 illegal firearms, many of them automatic or semi-automatic weapons, have been handed in under an Australian amnesty that authorities Thursday said had made the country safer.

Trump says would have run unarmed into Florida school

Washington - President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed unarmed into the Florida school targeted by a mass shooter, as student survivors of the slaughter brought their campaign for gun control to Congress.

Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

Washington - Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school shooting in Florida, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw his support behind moves to ban "bump stocks" -- an accessory that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one.

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Washington - US President Donald Trump signaled support Monday for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available.

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Washington - Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

US gun lovers defend rights amid debate for more restrictions

Miami - Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the center of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters.

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Fort Lauderdale - US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting.

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

Pompano Beach - US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.

Murder, outrage, impasse: how gun crime bedevils US

Washington - The United States has once again been forced to confront its deadly distinction as the world's only developed country to be plagued by mass school shootings.

Texas police arrest man with guns in hotel set to fete New Year's

Washington - Police in Houston, Texas said Sunday they had arrested a belligerent man in possession of a number of guns at a high-rise hotel where a major New Year's celebration is planned.

'A gun stopped him': Post-shooting, Texans firm on gun rights

Sutherland Springs - Raw with grief over the killing of several of his friends, Robert Kunz has no time for the argument that the latest mass shooting means America's gun culture must change."A gun didn't kill those people.

Some 25 dead after gunman opens fire on Texas church service

Sutherland Springs - A gunman went into a Baptist church in Texas during Sunday morning services and shot dead some two dozen worshippers, the sheriff said, in the latest mass shooting to shock the United States.

Australia amnesty nets 50,000 guns

Sydney - More than 50,000 guns were handed in under Australia's first national firearms amnesty since a mass shooting 20 years ago, officials said Friday.

How did Las Vegas shooter get his arsenal? Easily, and legally

Washington - Twenty-three guns in his hotel room. Nineteen more at home. Piles of ammunition, and devices that converted assault rifles to automatic weapons that fired like machine guns.
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