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 (...)

Scott Rollf, a seller at the  Florida Gun Show. Rollf says he approves of raising the age minimum and is fine with banning bump stocks and other attachments that boost firing speeds. Photograph: Zack Wittman/The New York Times

The lines of pick-up trucks and SUVs snake into the RP Funding Center on the outskirts of Lakeland, Florida. In the busy car park shoppers pile up the(...)

White House disarray: Trump has felt isolated, angry and ready to lash out.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

The god of giant metaphors struck on Friday. Winds of 100km/h battered Washington, DC, uprooting trees, cutting power to nearly 500,000 people and for(...)

President Donald Trump  speaks as (from left)  Brian Mast (Republican), senator Christopher Murphy (Democrat), Senate majority whip John Cornyn (Republican) and senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) listen during a meeting at the White House to discuss school and community safety. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

Donald Trump has made his strongest call yet for restrictions on gun sales, urging US lawmakers to take action in the wake of the recent Florida schoo(...)

A Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Georgia. Photograph: Epa

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a prominent seller of guns in the United States, said on Wednesday it will permanently stop selling assault-style rifles after (...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump during a business session with state governors on Monday. “We’re going to have to start talking about mental institutions,”  Mr Trump said. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump on Monday criticised the officers who allegedly failed to enter a Florida school while a mass shooting was under way, claim(...)

Students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in support of the victims of the mass shooting on campus in Parkland, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

United and Delta airlines have both said they will end discount programmes with members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following the second-(...)

 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(...)

 Donald Trump shakes hands with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Friday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump attempted to woo his Republican support base at a conservative conference in Maryland on Friday, as his administration trie(...)

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