U.S. Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door political luncheon at the Capitol from Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, paving the way … Read more

U.S. Senate gun bill talks hit snag over mental illness, abuse provisions

U.S. Senate negotiators, rushing to iron out the details of bipartisan gun legislation, struggled on Wednesday to resolve serious disagreements over federal funding for state “red flag” programs and the scale of a plan to keep guns out of the hands of people prone to domestic violence. A series of mass shootings has prompted Democratic … Read more

Opinion: On guns, Canada is once again busying itself with America’s problems

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa on May 30.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Stephen Marche is the author of The next civil war. On Monday, Justin Trudeau apparently got tired of being the leader of a small northern country and decided to see what it might be like to be the … Read more

Rose moved to the United States 10 years ago. After another school shooting, she wants to come home

Rose Winter moved to the United States from Australia about 10 years ago. Now with a four-year-old, Rose is so worried about gun violence that she plans to leave when her and her husband’s green cards expire. “Things have changed since we had a child,” Rose says. “We are still on a green card, we … Read more

U.S. enters a ‘new era’ of surging gun sales

A man kneels in front of a memorial outside Robb Elementary School to honor the victims killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 29.Dario Lopez-Mills/Associated Press The United States has seen a rapid acceleration in firearms production over the past two decades and there are few signs that demand is declining. Statistics … Read more

Opinion: A decade after Sandy Hook, the Texas school shooting shows the United States is still broken

A girl cries, being comforted by two adults, outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where bereavement counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022.ALLISON DINNER/AFP/Getty Images Nearly 10 years ago, 20 children were murdered alongside six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. These kids would have been teenagers now, … Read more

Bernie Ecclestone, 91, arrested for carrying gun while boarding plane in Brazil

Bernie Ecclestone has been arrested in Brazil for illegally carrying a firearm while boarding a plane bound for Switzerland. Bernie Ecclestone has been arrested in Brazil for carrying a gun while boarding a private jet to Switzerland, authorities say. Brazilian police said they found an undocumented LW Seecamp .32 firearm in the luggage of the … Read more

Buffalo’s mass shooting demonstrates failure of America’s ability to stop gun violence

Mourners react while attending a vigil for victims of the shooting at a TOPS supermarket in Buffalo, New York, May 15, 2022.BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters Again. Again a shootout of shots rank out in an American city. Again shrieks of pain, then shock, then outrage, then mourning, then reflection. Again the questions about the prevalence of guns, … Read more