A single white rose is left at the edge of the South Pool of the 911 Memorial atop the area of the memorial for New York City Police  officers killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, following the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In a country where it’s easier to obtain a semi-automatic gun than to obtain healthcare, a fragile mind can wreak havoc on a fragile political culture(...)

President Barack Obama: “Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that test, the Senate failed the American people.” Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

The White House accused US senators of a “shameful display of cowardice” on Tuesday and said they failed the American people by not advancing any gun (...)

 Democratic Senator from Florida Bill Nelson (C) speaks to the media after a series of procedural votes on gun legislation in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 20th June 2016. The four amendments (two from Republicans and two from Democrats) all of which failed, were proposed in the wake of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, during which a total of 50 people, including the suspect gunman, were killed and 53 were injured in a mass shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of 12th June. The shooter was killed in an exchange of fire with the police after taking hostages at the club. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The US Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting gun sales after last week’s massacre in an Orlando nightclub, dealing a bitter setback to a(...)

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 (...)

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