Gun Violence Archive reports 130 mass shootings in three months as fresh shooting in southern Tennessee state claims six more lives — the latest bloodshed in an epidemic of gun violence turning US schools into killing zones.
With 112 mass shootings recorded in just under three months in 2023, the US President has once again pushed for a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks for firearms purchases, and national red flag laws.
With his limited power over the issue, Biden urges Congress to take "responsibility" and clamp down on hugely popular semi-automatic, military style rifles most often used in mass shootings plaguing America.
Advocacy group Anti-Defamation League labels 25 of last year's murders as "extremist-related," with 18 of those "committed in whole or part for ideological motives."
Nearly two-thirds of attackers exhibited behaviours or communications "that were so concerning, they should have been met with an immediate response," says US Secret Service report.
Americans are beginning 2023 with a steady volley of mass slaughter claiming 39 lives — an alarmingly bloody start for the country of more than 333 million people.
US President Joe Biden attends a vigil for gun violence victims and says increasingly frequent mass shootings are tearing America apart.
Police release hand-written note left behind by armed teenager, who shot dead a teacher and a student at St. Louis high school in Missouri state, detailing explanation for what is now the 40th school shooting this year.
Data suggests number of murders reported in America rose by 4.3 percent since 2020, with vast majority of homicides committed using some type of firearm even as the tally excludes nation's two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles.
Payment processor says it will adopt International Organization for Standardization's new merchant code for gun sales, a move gun control advocates say will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales.
Two adults and three children — in 5th, 7th and 8th grade — found dead in a large two-storey home in Cecil County of the mid-Atlantic state, US officials say.
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.
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