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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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Man fatally shoots two homeless people in Canada’s Langley city

A man has fatally shot two homeless people in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, before being shot and killed by police, Canadian authorities said. Authorities on Monday had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley “involving transient victims” and asked residents to stay away from the area. “We […]

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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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Nigerian military seize more than 500 illegal guns from civilians

The Nigerian military says it has seized more than 500 illegal guns from civilians in the central state of Plateau. The 517 weapons, including AK-47s, pistols and locally made guns, were handed over by a military commander at a ceremony in Jos, the state capital, on Thursday. They were seized over the last two years […]

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San Jose becomes first US city to enforce gun owners fee and liability insurance

San Jose, California, is set to become the first US city to enforce an ordinance requiring most gun owners to pay a fee and carry liability insurance. In a statement on Tuesday night, Mayor Sam Liccardo said the City Council had voted in favor of both measures, which are aimed at reducing the risk of […]

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Wisconsin Republican lawmakers pass bill allowing some high school students to bring guns to campus

The US state of Wisconsin passed a new gun right measure lowering the state’s concealed carry age requirement from 21 to 18, effectively allowing high school students to carry firearms on school grounds. The decision was approved by the state assembly part of an ongoing Second Amendment push by the lower chamber’s GOP majority. “If […]

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United States: New pro-gun law allows Texans to carry guns openly in public without permit or training

A new pro-gun law in Texas that went into effect Wednesday allows most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without obtaining a permit or training, a measure that experts say will make it more challenging for law enforcement to protect the public from gun violence. The controversial “constitutional carry” […]

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Mexico sues US gun manufacturers for illegally trafficking arms, fuelling bloodshed

The Mexican government has sued some of the biggest US gun manufacturers, accusing them of fuelling bloodshed through reckless business practices. The lawsuit alleges that the companies knew they were contributing to illegal arms trafficking, which has been linked to many deaths. Officials say Mexico is seeking as much $10 billion in compensation, though any […]

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American company faces backlash for making gun resembling Lego toy

An American gun company is facing a backlash after producing a pistol that looks like a children’s toy made of Lego. Culper Precision has named the weapon Block19, the company developed to “highlight the pure enjoyment of the shooting sports”. Danish toy maker Lego has written to the company demanding that it stop producing the […]

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‘Gun Violence Epidemic’: Joe Biden issues order targeting guns

US President Joe Biden issued an order targeting homemade guns, known as “ghost guns” because they are unregistered and untraceable. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment,” he said on Thursday. The president is enacting new measures through an executive order, meaning he does not need approval from Congress. […]