A suspect is taken into custody outside a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado . Photograph: Isaiah J. Downing /Reuters

Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, US p resident Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs (...)

There had been a sense that Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination had been drifting. A weariness with a candidate who (...)

US republican presidential candidate Donald Trump who said the Oregon shootings could have been limited if instructors or students  had been armed.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channelled the 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending second amendment rights in th(...)

US president Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking on the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, at the White House. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a “political choice” to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and b(...)

Charleston residents grieve at a makeshift memorial outside the historic mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to honor the nine victims slain by alleged killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Richard Ellis/EPA

A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has been criticised for suggesting that the South Carolina senator and pastor slain with eight members(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday it was “critical that we continue to promote universal participation in the (treaty), by encouraging all states, particularly major arms exporters and importers, to join”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A global arms trade treaty that aims to regulate the $85 billion (€70 billion) industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers a(...)

Social  media enhances our interactions with fellow human beings but also poses great risks. Photograph: Camelia Dobrin/Ikon Images

In the United States, about 30,000 people die each year in road incidents. Roughly the same number are killed by guns. We observe these tragedies and (...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Jenica Krall  tries her hand at a virtual shooting booth at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Velvet Cowan is wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt with pictures of two guns across her chest. “Keep your hands off of my guns,” her top says. A p(...)

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(...)