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(...)

A candlelight vigil for victims of the shooting was held in Parkland on Thursday. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

On the 45th day of this year, the 18th US school shooting occurred. This time in Parkland, Florida. This averages out to about one school shooting eve(...)

Students react following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a city about 80 kilometers north of Miami, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a grisly sequence that now seems unsettlingly familiar. On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle marched into his (...)

Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Photograph: AP

At 2.40pm on Wednesday a 19-year-old man wearing a gas mask walked into his former high school armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 style rifle. Af(...)

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