A student from Great Mills High School in Maryland  is comforted by a guardian a shooting there at on Tuesday. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunf(...)

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in  ‘Tomb Raider’

Will Hollywood ever end its love affair with guns? It was as predictable as a Transformers sequel that, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, s(...)

Anna, Kayley and Aleisha,  former students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

As a warm breeze drifts in from the Atlantic, exclusive houses peep behind picket fences. Here, under the impossibly blue skies, one of the deadliest (...)

Law enforcement members  near the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, where a gunman took hostages. Photograph: JL Sousa/Napa Valley Register via AP

Details emerged on Saturday about a former US serviceman who took three women hostage at a California veterans home where he had undergone treatment f(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan: shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school revealed a “big breakdown in the system”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Senior Republican figures played down expectations of significant gun reform legislation in the wake of the Florida shooting, as members of Congress r(...)

 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samuel Zeif (L) cries  during a listening session with  US president Donald Trump, at the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Are we reaching a turning point in the US’s attitude towards gun control? As the country came to grips with its fourth mass shooting in five months af(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school student Cameron Kasky confronts Republican senator Marco Rubio at a town hall meeting in Florida on Wednesday. “Can you tell me right now you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”, the student asked. Photograph: Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

Faced with a furious crowd of Florida students demanding a renewed ban on assault weapons, Republican senator Marco Rubio offered one concession after(...)

US president Donald Trump, listens as Julia Cordover, the student body president  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, speaks to him at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump doubled down on his proposal to address school shootings by giving some teachers guns on Thursday, tweeting that it would be a “great det(...)

 US president Donald Trump holds his notes while hosting a listening session with student survivors of mass shootings, their parents and teachers in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 21st, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high(...)

Suspect Nikolas Cruz appears at Broward County Court House on Thursday. Photograph: Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump pledged to consider new measures to improve school safety in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting in Florida, but stopped s(...)

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