Judge Fachin underlined that his decision came "in light of recent and unfortunate episodes of political violence."
Texas jury orders American conspiracy theorist to pay punitive damages for falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary shooting – in which 20 children and six educators were killed – was "staged" by gun control activists.
Bill will go to Republican-majority Senate where it is expected to fail as Republicans see such a restriction as going against the constitutional right to bear arms.
22-year-old gunman, who opened fire on an Independence Day parade in Highland Park city, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others, is now under arrest, US police say.
Danish police have reported that the Copenhagen shopping mall shooting is not terror-related and that the perpetrator is known to mental health services.
The legislation includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and US federal cash for states introducing 'red flag' laws that allow courts to temporarily remove weapons from those considered a threat.
A suspect was apprehended nearby, police said. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
The $13B measure would toughen background checks for youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to seize guns from those deemed dangerous.
Senate lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun violence bill, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package that would stand as Congress's response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation.
The attack at St Stephen's Episcopal Church is the latest of several high-profile shootings that triggered a debate and renewed calls for stricter gun control measures in the country.
"I'm through talking," says Senator John Cornyn as he exits Senate negotiations aimed at curbing gun violence plaguing the US.
About 200 Hollywood figures sign letter –– shared by Brady Campaign, a gun control nonprofit –– asking writers, directors and producers "to be mindful of on-screen gun violence and model gun safety best practices."
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