Omar Mateen killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, June 12th, 2016. Photogrpah: MySpace/AP

The gunman who killed 49 people at a LGBT nightclub in Florida said he had a car rigged with bombs outside and threatened to strap hostages into expl(...)

Democratic senator Chris Murphy  speaks to reporters after waging an almost 15-hour filibuster on the US Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control. Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty Images

The massacre at a Florida nightclub has given fresh impetus to seek legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists buying weapons and expanding (...)

Omar Mateen carried out an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday, killing 49 people. File photograph: Myspace/AP

US investigators have questioned the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the FBI said on Wednesday, and a law enfor(...)

Omar Mateen, who had attracted the attention of the FBI for claims about connections with terrorists, killed 49 people when he opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last Sunday. Photograph: MySpace/AP File

Every day, in FBI offices around the US, agents leaf through classified counterterrorism documents on American citizens one last time. They reread inf(...)

A friend of Amanda Alvear holds up her photo at a memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

What links the blood-stained walls of the Pulse nightclub to an office block in Belfast? Money. And the way people who have enough of it always get wh(...)

Almost as shocking as the deaths of 49 in the Pulse Orlando nightclub on Sunday night, the worst mass shooting in US history, is the brutal reality th(...)

Republican Donald Trump: “Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment, not change it; she wants to abolish it.” File photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate (...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts as rival candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tries to hand her a piece of paper during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. Photograph: Reuters

Brooklyn was the scene of the latest flashpoint between the Democratic presidential candidates as front-runner Hillary Clinton and challenger Bernie S(...)

Sex sells  at a Las Vegas arms fair:  Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms is not just a domestic issue; it has effectively inhibited effective global gun control treaties

Anyone following international news in recent months will be struck by the fact that the gun control debate in the United States has stepped up a gea(...)

Hillary Clinton and Democratic rival Bernie Sanders debating in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Timothy Clary/AFP/ Getty Images

It’s about evolution, not revolution; pragmatism, not idealism. This was Hillary Clinton’s message as she sought to depict socialist Bernie Sanders (...)

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