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US House passes bill banning certain assault rifles amid series of mass shooting events

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban assault weapons for the first time in decades, in response to a series of mass shootings that shocked the country. The legislation was approved on Friday by a 217 to 213 vote in the Democrat-majority House. All but two Republicans voted against it, […]

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Philippines: Three people killed in targeted shooting at graduation ceremony

Three people in the Philippines have been killed in an apparent targeted shooting at a graduation ceremony. A former mayor, Rose Furigay, is among the dead. She was attending the graduation of her daughter, who was injured in the shooting in Quezon City. The alleged gunman has been arrested. He is thought to have been […]

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United States: At least 220 killed and 570 wounded in gun violence over Fourth of July weekend

Gun violence spiked over Fourth of July weekend, with shootings reported in nearly every U.S. state that killed a total of at least 220 people and wounded close to 570 others, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The database, which collects information about fatalities and injuries linked to incidents involving discharged firearms, updated its records. […]

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Shooting at July 4 parade in Chicago kills at least 6 people, wounds 36 others

A gunman perched on a rooftop has opened fire on families waving flags and children riding bicycles during an Independence Day parade near the US city of Chicago, killing at least six people and wounding 36 others. The shooting in Highland Park, a community of about 30,000 residents some 40km north of Chicago, Illinois, caused […]

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Forty-thousand Gun Killings In 2017

Over 40,000 people were killed in gun related violence in the United States of America last year (2017). The data was published by the United States department for┬áCenters for Disease Control and Prevention.┬áThis is the highest tally in four decades. About 109 people were killed each day in 2017 in gun related violence, this data […]