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(...)

Emer Martin: ‘I haven’t met a teacher yet who loves guns. But it’s teachers who Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association wants to arm.’

I come armed with pragmatism. When I decided to become a high school teacher after moving almost five years ago from Ireland to California, I did so t(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with local and state officials on school safety at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump reiterated his suggestion that arming teachers is a solution to gun violence in American schools, as outrage over last week’(...)

 National Rifle Association executive vice-president  Wayne LaPierre speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke its silence on the issue of US gun control in the wake of last week’s deadly Florida shooting, with the hea(...)

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(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday  in Sunrise, Floriday. Photograph: Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

It was a day of tense exchanges, emotion-packed speeches and confrontation as lawmakers, students and parents sparred on Wednesday over what to do abo(...)

Surviving students react along with US president Donald Trump as they listen to survivors and the relatives of victims. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS

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(...)

Adin Chistian (16), student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with his mother, next to the crosses and Stars of David to commemorate Parkland, Florida victims. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the national background check system for gun purchasers, the White House said on Monday, potenti(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Stunned by the worst high school shooting in US history, students across the country were mobilising on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida of(...)

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