Mementos for 20 students and six educators killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at school in Newtown, Connecticut have sued the maker of the gun used in the attack, saying (...)

Richard Martinez:  “These things are going to continue until somebody does something, so where the hell is the leadership?” Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

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Adam Lanza was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 13 but his father believes this may have hidden a more serious mental illness. Photograph: AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University

The father of Adam Lanza, the gunman responsible for murders of 20 schoolchildren and six adults at the Sandy(...)

US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence and light candles in memory of the 20 children and six school workers killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School one year ago, in the Map Room at the White House in Washington, today. Photograph: Reuters

US president Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school with a moment of silence at the White House. Befo(...)

Anne Alzapiedi, of the Newtown Selectman’s office waits for journalists to pick up the 911 recordings in Danbury, Connecticut yesterday . Photograph: Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

The operators are calm; most of the callers are not. One teacher tells an operator on a 911 emergency phone call that she is in a classroom just insid(...)

Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz  leaves after speaking following a meeting  of his party caucus on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Fresh from his victory this week, which saw congressional Republicans unconditionally surrender over the government shutdown after 16 days, President (...)

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA, speaking  at the association’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Adrees Latif

A voice booms over a PA system calling people to buy a ticket in the “Wall of Guns” raffle. The wall on the first floor of the sprawling George(...)

Signs at a makeshift memorial  for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, near the marathon finish line. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

I’ve lived and worked on and off in the United States over the last 15 years. And I still don’t understand American attitudes to violence. Last Fri(...)

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Lil Martenson, (
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left) a teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, 
teacher, 
arrives to join 
Newtown 
residents of the town protesting outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation
 in Newtown, Connecticut March 28, 2013
 in Newtown. Photograph: Reuters 
Residents began receiving robocalls from the NRA trying to enlist them in efforts to defeat new statewide gun control proposals, three months after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut December 14, 2012. REUTERS/ Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION CRIME LAW)

Lawmakers in Connecticut are expected to vote today on what politicians in the state have called the toughest gun ownership laws ever introduce(...)