Gun violence

Family blames US Air Force in Texas church shooting

The parents of a man killed in a mass shooting at a Texas church this month say the Air Force is partly responsible.

Family blames US Air Force in Texas church shooting

US & Canada

Guns 'key' to African American equality: NAAGA

Al Jazeera talks to Douglas Jefferson, vice president of the National African American Gun Association, on gun control.

Guns 'key' to African American equality: NAAGA

Gun violence

'Most mass shootings not committed by mentally ill'

Health experts warn that research does not back up the argument that mass shootings are a 'mental health problem'.

US: 'Most mass shootings not committed by mentally ill'

Gun control

Texas shooting: 'Prayers are good, but we need action'

US President Donald Trump decried over lack of policy action in response to deadly gun attacks in the country.

United States

US mourns as Trump cites Texas suspect's mental health

Debate over gun crime resurfaces after suspect kills 26 people at church in one of country's largest mass shootings.

Trump: Texas shooting is mental health, not gun problem

Gun control

California aims to take lead in US gun control research

Gun homicides have become a common cause of death in the US.

Racism

Gun control's racist past and present

Calls for strict gun control after mass shootings overlook how regulations have been used to disarm people of colour.

Gun violence

NRA calls for restrictions on 'bump stocks'

The US' most powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, wants to restrict the use of bump stocks.

Opinion

Las Vegas massacre reveals a troublesome, global truth

The US love affair with the Second Amendment right to bear arms is not just an American issue, it impacts us all.

Iain Overton

by Iain Overton

Iain Overton

Gun violence

Republicans open to banning bump stocks after Las Vegas shooting

Some Republicans are considering backing a push by the Democrats to ban devices known as bump stocks. They are used to make guns fire more rapidly.

US & Canada

'I knew nothing', says girlfriend of Las Vegas attacker

Girlfriend of attacker Stephen Paddock says she returned to US voluntarily and will cooperate fully with investigators.

Opinion

Mass murder in America: A deadly pantomime

An all-too-familiar scenario plays out in the US once again...

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

Gun control

Las Vegas massacre renews debate over gun control laws

US President Donald Trump will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday. He has praised Nevada police for their response to the mass shooting and dismissed questions about gun reform.

US & Canada

Americans and their guns

The US has higher civilian gun ownership per person than any other country in the world.

Americans and their guns