Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge backed by National Rifle Association to New York state's restrictions on people carrying concealed handguns outside the home.
Since 1968, more Americans have been killed by guns on US soil than the number of Americans killed in all US involved wars, combined.
Tighter gun control is overwhelmingly popular with Americans, and championed by Biden's Democrats, but Republicans have long stood against what a minority view as any infringement on their right to bear arms.
President Donald Trump calls for urgent action to prevent gun violence after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 29 people and wounded dozens. He says the US "must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy."
Gunman Santino William Legan killed at least three people at a garlic festival in northern California. It was the latest in a long list of mass shootings in the US.
The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was in Christchurch, where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down while at prayer less than four months ago.
"God Control" features a graphic nightclub shooting, calling people to "wake up" to the reality of arms ownership and use.
After the Christchurch terror attack left 50 Muslim worshippers dead and several dozen wounded, New Zealand has decided to come up with strict gun laws.
The United States has the second highest death rate by firearms globally. Now guns are also affecting a significant number of children.
Some students are trying to get gun control on the political agenda ahead of the US midterm elections.
Gun control is a hot-button issue in the US, with conservatives defending citizens’ “right to bear arms” and progressives opposing it. But some minority rights activists resist stringent gun regulations.
Across the US, students were urged to leave class at 1400 GMT for 17 minutes – one minute for each of the dead in Florida.
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