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

Donald Trump

Trump tells NRA he will never 'infringe' on gun rights

US president thanks gun lobbyists for support on the campaign trail, saying they have a 'friend' in the White House.

Donald Trump

Arms in the US: National concealed carry reciprocity

If passed, the law would force every town to honour gun laws of the most permissive states for people from those states.

What is national concealed carry reciprocity?

US & Canada

Florida airport gunman faces 'possible death penalty'

Federal prosecutors charge Esteban Santiago with firearms offences and carrying out an act of violence at an airport.

Florida airport gunman faces 'possible death penalty'

Gun violence

US army veteran arrested over deadly airport shooting

Esteban Santiago, who served in Iraq and was discharged last year, identified as Fort Lauderdale gunman who killed five.

Fault Lines

The Contract: Chicago's Police Union

Fault Lines travels to Chicago to investigate the role of the police union contract in creating a code of silence.