Biden signs gun safety law

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden signed the first major federal gun reform in three decades on Saturday, days after a Supreme Court decision he condemned to expand gun owners’ rights. “God willing, it will save many lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing the bill with his wife Jill … Read more

US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

Arms Reform Agreement Reached in Senate with Major Republican Support

Biden praises deal as step in the right direction Deal follows Texas school massacre, Buffalo shootings WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – In a potential breakthrough toward the first major new U.S. gun law in decades, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on Sunday on a framework for a firearms safety bill with enough … Read more

Tens of thousands protest gun violence in Washington, in the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Six dead in Philadelphia and Tennessee in recent US mass shootings

June 5 (Reuters) – Mass shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee have left at least six people dead and more than 25 injured, police said Sunday in the latest gun violence incident in the US following recent massacres in Texas, New York and Oklahoma. Several gunmen opened fire shortly before midnight on Saturday in Philadelphia’s busy … Read more

Canada passes law to freeze gun sales and ban similar toys

OTTAWA, May 30 (Reuters) – The Canadian government on Monday introduced legislation to introduce a “national freeze” on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit warehouse capacity and ban toys that looks like firearms. The new legislation, which revives a number of measures suspended in … Read more

Biden mourns with the city of Texas after the latest school shooting in the country

UVALDE, Texas, May 29 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden flew to the Texas town of Uvalde on Sunday to comfort families torn apart by the worst shooting at a U.S. school in a decade as the public demands answers about why local law enforcement did not act quickly. There was mounting anger over the decision … Read more

Protests at NRA convention in Texas, but speakers reject new gun laws

HOUSTON, May 27 (Reuters) – Protesters carrying signs and crosses with pictures of victims of the Texas elementary school shooting protested outside the National Rifle Association annual convention in Houston on Friday, as the gun lobby came under pressure after The massacre. The turnout was muted and speakers and featured musical acts stayed away as … Read more

Texas school shooting: Police ‘wrong’ for waiting to storm gunman as students pleaded for help

UVALDE, Texas, May 27 (Reuters) – Frenzied children called at least half a dozen times from a massacre in Texas classrooms, begging police to intervene as some 20 officers nearly killed a dozen hours in the hallway before going in and killing the gunman, authorities said Friday. According to Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the … Read more

Police Face Questions About Their Response to Texas School Massacre

UVALDE, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) – The gunman in the Texas school massacre undisputedly stormed through an unlocked door, then killed 19 children and two teachers as he held himself in their classroom for an hour before a tactical team stormed in and killed him. The police said that on Thursday. The latest official details … Read more