Human Rights

Gun violence in the US is a 'human rights crisis'

Rights group says 'all aspects of American life are compromised' due to lack of proper gun regulation.

Gun violence in the US is a human rights crisis: Amnesty

Palestine

Palestinian fear over Israel's new firearms rules

Residents of the occupied West Bank fear increasing violence by settlers, as a result of Israel's relaxed gun laws.

Israel's eased gun laws: Palestinian fear over new gun permits

United States

US judge extends ban on release of 3D-printed gun blueprints

Judge extends order blocking the online distribution of files for printing plastic guns until the case is resolved.

US judge extends ban on release of 3D-printed gun blueprints

Inside Story

Is there any way to stop the 3D-printing of guns?

A judge blocked the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed guns, but despite the order the problem is not going away.

US & Canada

US judge blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

This move comes after US states filed a lawsuit over a settlement that would have allowed the plans to be published online.

Canada

Toronto gun violence: Politicians call for ban on all handguns

Some are beginning to describe a 'summer of the gun' in Toronto as murder and gun crime rates are double what they were the previous year.

Canada

Toronto gun violence: 'A product of what we didn't do right'

Activists say community-led initiatives and socioeconomic opportunities, not more police, key to ending gun violence.

Toronto gun violence: 'A product of what we didn't do right'

United States

US Republicans endorse arming toddlers on comedy show

One of the Republican politicians on the comedy series, 'Who is America?', later said he was against arming of children.

US Republicans endorse arming toddlers on Sacha Baron Cohen show

United States

Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Annapolis newspaper

Gunman kills at least five in one of deadliest recorded attacks on US media.

United States

US gun laws: Student bus tour calling for change

The students plan to visit 17 states on their summer-long bus tour and call it, 'the Road to Change'.

Canada

'It's a weapon of war; not a toy or hunting rifle'

Muslim community, still coping with last year's deadly shooting, calls for outright ban on assault rifles in Canada.

Quebec mosque attack survivors demand ban on assault weapons

Opinion

How we grew arrogant enough to believe we have the right to kill

After Santa Fe, we must be honest with ourselves about the role violence plays in our politics.

Malak Chabkoun

by Malak Chabkoun

Malak Chabkoun

United States

Teen, 17, charged after deadly shooting in Texas school

At least 10 people are killed and 10 others are wounded after gunman opens fire at school in US state of Texas.

Texas teen charged after deadly shooting in Santa Fe school

Opinion

Trump's speech to the NRA: A president in his element

Trump's NRA speech should not shock anyone. After all, Trump is Trump and the NRA represents his base at its basest.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Gun control

US students urge gun control on Columbine massacre anniversary

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school joined others across the US in a walk-out demonstration calling for gun control reform on the 19th anniversary of the school shooting in Littleton, Colorado.