Gun Control

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on November 6, 2017.President Donald Trump lashed out at the US trade relationship with Japan, saying it was 'not fair and open', as he prepared for formal talks with his Japanese counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kiyoshi Ota (Photo credit should read KIYOSHI OTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump: Texas Shooting Isn't A Guns Issue, It's A Mental Health Problem

President Donald Trump responded to the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history by saying the attack was a result of "a mental health problem" and not due to lax gun control laws. During a news confe...
National Rifle Association (NRA) President Wayne LaPierre speaks during the NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta, Georgia on April 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Surprisingly Says Vegas-Style Gun Mechanism Should Be Outlawed

The National Rifle Association, a major gun rights advocacy group that has spent millions of dollars lobbying against gun control legislation, says bump stocks like the ones used by the Las Vegas shoo...
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

As Usual, The NRA Goes Into Hiding After A Deadly Mass Shooting

On Sunday night, a man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500. It is one of the deadliest mass shootings in history. As usual, membe...
Las Vegas Metro Police and medical workers stage in the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

It's Completely Legal To Walk Around Las Vegas With A Machine Gun

Sunday's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas once again shines a light on a nation awash in guns, with relatively few restrictions on their purchase or possession. In Nevada, like in most states, it's...
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19: (AUSTRALIA OUT) The family of Justine Damond (L-R) her sister-in-law Katarina Ruszczyk, brother Jason Ruszczyk and parents John Ruszczyk and Maryan Heffernan are seen during a vigil for their daughter at Freshwater Beach on July 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Ms Damond was shot dead by police responding to her 911 call about a disturbance near her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. (Photo by Kate Geraghty/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

For Shocked Australians, America's Gun Nightmare Hits Home

Sunday mornings on Sydney's Freshwater Beach are a rowdy affair. Hundreds of children and teenagers descend down the dunes and wade into the water, competing in swim-and-run races as part of Australia...
Jared Loughner (C) is shown in a courtroom sketch sitting with his attorney Judy Clark (L) during his hearing in federal court in Tucson, Arizona, August 7, 2012. Loughner pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in an Arizona shooting rampage last year, and will be spared the death penalty in exchange. REUTERS/Maggie Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Here's Why You Shouldn't Jump To Conclusions About Mass Shooters' Motivations

Just over half a decade ago, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and a group of constituents she was meeting near a Tucson Safeway in Arizona. He killed six people and...