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Canada bans assault weapons after deadliest shooting

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons in response to the country's deadliest-ever mass shooting, a rampage that left 22 people dead last month.

Canada bans assault weapons in wake of worst-ever mass shooting

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons, responding to a mass shooting and arson spree that left 22 people dead earlier this month.

Coronavirus prompts a run on guns in US

Los Angeles - Gun sales have exploded in the United States in the last two weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, with people stocking up on weapons and ammunition out of fear the pandemic might lead to social unrest.

Why did one Ohio school district decide to arm its teachers?

Sidney - At the entrance to Sidney High School in small-town Ohio, there is a poster which reads: "Inside this building, our children are protected by an armed and trained response team.

US stores ask customers not to openly carry guns

Washington - US pharmacies CVS and Walgreens and supermarket chain Wegmans on Thursday asked customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores, or not to bring them in at all.

Kroger follows Walmart's lead in banning open-carry in stores

Kroger followed Walmart’s lead Tuesday in banning customers from openly carrying weapons in its stores even in states that allow it, a spokeswoman said.

Walmart to keep selling guns despite recent shootings at its stores

New York - Despite two deadly shootings at its stores in less than a week, American retail giant Walmart has no plans to stop selling guns and ammunition, a spokesman said Sunday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro revokes order easing gun controls

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday revoked an order that had loosened the country's gun controls, after it faced legal and political challenges.

Brazil's Bolsonaro revokes order easing gun controls

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday revoked an order that had loosened the country's gun controls, after it faced legal and political challenges.

Salesforce stops customers using software to sell semi-automatics

Salesforce, a leading developer of business software, is barring customers from using its system to sell semi-automatic guns and other firearms.

Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures

San Jos - Costa Rica announced on Thursday a reduction in murders and an increase in the confiscation of illegal weapons as it put into force a law that tightens gun controls.

More than 1,000 guns seized at posh LA mansion

Los Angeles - A weapons cache of more than 1,000 firearms and ammunition was seized in a raid on a multi-million dollar mansion in an upmarket neighborhood of Los Angeles, law enforcement authorities said Thursday.

Powerful but troubled US gun group sees shakeup amid public dispute

Washington - A dramatic leadership struggle in the most powerful US gun-owners organization has resulted in its president Oliver North saying Saturday that he will not serve a second term.

NZ returns first shooting dead after delay angers families

Christchurch - The bodies of six of the Christchurch massacre victims have been released to their families, New Zealand police said Tuesday, but they warned only a fraction of the 50 people killed had been fully identified, with the delay angering anguished relatives...

New Zealanders give up guns after massacre, but some face blowback

Christchurch - New Zealanders have begun handing in weapons in response to government appeals following the Christchurch massacre, but the gesture has put some squarely in the social media firing line.

New Zealand mosque massacre puts spotlight on gun laws

Christchurch - New Zealand's gun laws are under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, with the arms dealer who supplied guns to the killer saying he feels no responsibility for the tragedy.

New Zealand PM vows gun reforms after racist mosque massacre

Christchurch - New Zealand's prime minister vowed to toughen the country's gun laws after revealing Saturday that the man charged with murdering 49 people in two mosques legally purchased the arsenal of firearms used in the massacre.

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.
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Pamphleteers solicit both Japanese and American tourists, wearing tee shirts with signs on the back advertising shooting guns for gun in Waikiki, Hawaii's fabled tourist destination.
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The Mexican supporters waging war against American extremists in the film Machete
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The gun that looks like a phone from Ideal Conceal.
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On one side of the gun debate are activists who invoke the Second Amendment to the US Constitution to oppose any attempt to restrict access to guns or to control where they can be taken
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2011  Chanel 001  3D-printed gun by Dutch jewellery designer and conceptual artist Ted Noten.
2011 'Chanel 001' 3D-printed gun by Dutch jewellery designer and conceptual artist Ted Noten.
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"America's Great Hunting Hall." Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
Guns pictured in the Democratic Republic of Congo forest.
Guns pictured in the Democratic Republic of Congo forest.
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According to the independent Small Arms Survey, some 270 million firearms are in circulation in the United States, which has a population of around 322 million people
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NBC’s David Gregory interviews NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre about his organization’s stance on gun v...
NBC’s David Gregory interviews NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre about his organization’s stance on gun violence in America
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A girl at a gun range
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A trigger of a gun
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Ideals that helped to inspire the Second Amendment in part are symbolized by the minutemen. Sculpture : "Minuteman" by sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson (1863-1947), dedicated April 19, 1900. Erected 1899.
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Firearms on display at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Germany.
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