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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. […]