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Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks

PROHIBITED. File photo of an assault rifle, pistol and ammunition which will no longer be sold in Walmart. Shutterstock.com

6 police wounded in Philadelphia shooting

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:01 AM

The incident comes after two mass shootings in the US earlier this month – one in Dayton and the other in El Paso – left a total of 31 people dead

ILES) In this file photo taken on December 3, 2017, shows the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six police officers were wounded in a shooting in the US city of Philadelphia on August 14, 2019, after reportedly responding to drug activity, a department spokesman said. "SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries," Philadelphia police Sergeant Eric Gripp tweeted. "Suspect is still firing," Gripp wrote around 6:20 pm local time (22:20 GMT). Eric BARADAT / AFP

Trump condemns racism, white supremacy after U.S. mass shootings

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:21 PM

(UPDATED) In his brief address, the US President makes no mention of two ideas he tweeted hours earlier: tightening background checks for gun buyers and linking gun control reform to changes in immigration law

REFORMS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

9 killed in Ohio shooting, assailant dead – police

Aug 04, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 16 others are injured, says the Dayton police department. It comes just hours after a separate mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Gunman who shot 3 at U.S. festival killed himself – coroner

Aug 03, 2019 - 12:40 PM

It is contrary to police accounts that officers gunned him down within a minute of shooting a victim

SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Photo by Christopher Robinson Morales / AFP

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says regulations around who could hold firearm licenses would also be tightened to 'stop weapons falling into the wrong hands'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. File photo by David Lintott/AFP

Tom Cruise shocks Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' trailer

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Check out the very first trailer for 'Top Gun: Maverick' here!

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Licensed firearms owners in New Zealand will have 6 months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the new gun laws, with an amnesty ensuring they will not face prosecution during that period

Soong Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin talk about their 'Arthdal Chronicles' characters

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The four Korean stars talk about their strong characters and how Korea's is unique and memorable

NOW ON NETFLIX. The world of Arthdal comes to life on 'Arthdal Chronicles.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Police search for motive in Virginia Beach shooting

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:14 AM

This is the 150th mass shooting – with 4 or more people shot or killed – in the United States in 2019, says the Washington-based Gun Violence Archive

VIRGINIA SHOOTING. Kristal Davis, sister-in-law to shooting victim Ryan Keith Cox, embraces Mary Owens outside of the crime scene at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

6 arrested for violating gun and liquor ban in Batangas

May 13, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Batangas police arrest 3 for illegal possession of firearms and 3 others for violating liquor ban

Some establishment stores put a signage liquor ban which start tonight. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Guns N' Roses suing over rose-style beer, alleging trademark infringement

May 12, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The group says the alleged trademark infringement by Oskar Blues Brewery has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage'

TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT. File photos shows singer Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performing at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Axl Rose and the group are suing a Colorado brewery for naming one of its beers 'Guns 'N' Rose,' saying the alleged trademark infringement has caused the hard rockers 'irreparable damage.' Photo by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

May 11, 2019 - 10:42 PM

An opposition political party Sustainability Network challenges the constitutionality of Bolsonaro's decision that granted millions of Brazilians the right to carry loaded weapons in public

PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on April 9, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the appointment ceremony of his new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Stricter New Zealand gun laws formally put into effect

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences

AL NOOR. An armed police officer (R) stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque, one of the mosques where some 50 people were killed by a self-avowed white supremacist gunman on March 15, in Christchurch on April 5, 2019. File photo by Sanka Vidanagama/AFP

New Zealand lawmakers give final okay to tougher gun laws

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

Strong Swiss gun culture faces EU pressure

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey

A visitor checks a label attached to a rifle displyed during the 45th edition of the Arms Trade Fair, in Lucerne, on March 29, 2019. Switzerland, where gun culture has deep roots, has managed to avoid the charged national debates surrounding firearm ownership that have consumed other countries. But in a country where compulsory military service means that many are comfortable around weapons, voters might, in a May 2019 referendum, push back against gun reforms demanded by the European Union.  STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP

Tough New Zealand gun laws easily pass first hurdle

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives

NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. New Zealand's Parliament House (middle and right) and the Beehive (rear left) in Wellington. Photo by Midnighttonight/Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand bans assault weapons within days of massacre

Mar 21, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(4th UPDATE) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons were now banned with immediate effect

ALERT. A policewoman patrols past a memorial wall outside the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 21, 2019, six days after the twin mosque shooting massacre that claimed the lives of fifty people. Photo by William West/AFP

New Zealand pledges gun control as mosque 'gunman' sacks lawyer

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying 'the time to act is now'

JACINDA ARDERN. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a press conference at the Justice Precinct in Christchurch on March 16, 2019. Photo by Marty Melville/Office of the Prime Minister of New Zealand/AFP

U.S. House holds first hearings on gun violence and climate change in 8 years

Feb 07, 2019 - 12:02 PM

'No more climate denialism. No more evasions. @HouseDemocrats are in charge,' tweets the House Natural Resources Committee

Zambales barangay chairman arrested for possessing illegal firearms

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino

Barangay chairman, arrested for illegal firearms. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Lanao del Norte mayor detained after gun check

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Authorities are still checking for proper Comelec gun ban exemption certificates the guns of Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago and 8 other people

33 killed in Central Luzon since start of election gun ban

Jan 29, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Most of them were killed during shootout with authorities while evading checkpoints, says Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel

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Gunman kills 5 at U.S. bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hired killers strike in Ilocos Sur and Abra just before gun ban

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Two are killed in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, and another one in Pilar, Abra, days before the gun ban's start on January 13

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Thai man guns down 6 family members, including kids at New Year party

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The mass shooting takes place 10 minutes after midnight as Sucheep Sornsung joined his wife's family to ring in the New Year in the southern province of Chumphon

NEW YEAR CRIME. A man guns down his family. Image from Shutterstock

Two dead, multiple wounded in U.S. yoga studio shooting – police

Nov 03, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'There are indications that several people inside fought back and tried to not only save themselves but other people,' says police chief Michael DeLeo

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Emergency personnel stationed outside the HotYoga Studio after a gunman killed one person and injured several others inside on November 2, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The gunman also died from what appears a self inflicted gunshot wound according to police. Seven people have been admitted to the hospital. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Plastic surgeon buys top South Korea Bitcoin exchange

Oct 12, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Singapore-based BK Global Consortium bought a 50% stake plus one share in Bithumb, the country's biggest virtual currency exchange, from shareholder BTC Holdings for about $353 million

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.

CODY WILSON. In this file photo Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator", in his factory in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2018. Photo by Kelly West/AFP

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Texan begins selling 3D-printed gun plans despite judge's order

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause

3D-PRINTED GUNS. In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

IN PHOTOS: PNP spends P2.1B for guns, motorcycles

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Here's what billions-worth of motorcycles and guns look like

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The social network adds it is working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed

3D PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

Philippine Navy successfully tests its first missile system

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Spike-Extended Range missile 'fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform'

Dozens shot in Chicago due to burst of weekend gun violence

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Police blame much of the carnage on gangs, which run rampant in some of the city's poorest and predominantly minority neighborhoods on the west and south sides

GUN VIOLENCE. Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo bv Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. 'crypto-anarchist' sees 3D-printed guns as fundamental right

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, says 3D gun printing defends the U.S. Constitution's first and second amendments – the rights to free speech and to bear arms

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. The Liberator is the first gun that can be made entirely with parts from a 3D printer and computer-aided design (CAD) files downloaded from the Internet.  A US gun rights activist and entrepreneur vowed on July 31, 2018, to fight attempts to block his free publication of blueprints for 3D-printed firearms, as US President Donald Trump signaled he was skeptical about whether the plans should be readily available. / AFP PHOTO / Robert MACPHERSON

U.S. judge blocks release of 3D gun blueprints amid uproar

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:55 PM

US District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington grants the motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the digital plans, and schedules a hearing for August 10

'LIBERATOR.' In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes

TRUMP AND PRINTED GUNS. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

8 U.S. states craft Trump lawsuit on 3D-printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Democratic Party attorney generals of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia join the petition, to be filed in federal court

3D-PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

PNP eyes gun amnesty program in August over high-profile killings

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police estimates there are one million loose firearms in the country, and a number of them may be in the hands of people with 'criminal minds,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde

GUN AMNESTY PLANNED. Top Cop Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde orders crackdown on gun-for-hire, private armed groups

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The order of Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde follows the series of killings of local officials in the country

TOP COP. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a Camo Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Annapolis mourns victims of newspaper shooting

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:15 PM

"The people who worked here are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, so it's sort of like a part of us has been taken with their death as well," said resident Christine Feldmann.

MOURNING. People walk down Main St. during a candlelight vigil to honor the 5 people were shot and killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper yesterday, on June 29, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

5 dead in 'targeted attack' on U.S. newsroom

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:22 AM

(UPDATED) Police do not yet know the shooter's motive, but 'we know that there were threats sent to the Gazette through social media'

CAPITAL GAZETTE. Police gather near the office of the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

[OPINION] The Philippines' scourge of killers on motorbikes

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The riding-in-tandem attacks underscore the extent to which rule of law has been diminished by President Rodrigo Duterte's incitement of killings of drug suspects

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

PNP: 4 riding-in-tandem kills a day already 'low' number

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says riding-in-tandem killings have 'gone down drastically' since October 2017

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 killed a day by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

From October 2017 to May 2018, the Philippine National Police counts 880 killings carried out by motorcycle-riding shooters

FEAR CLIMATE. The shooting of a husband and wife by unidentified gunmen riding in tandem in Calbayog City, Samar has shaken the city. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

May 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting

FLORIDA SHOOTING. Hector Romero Assistant Public Defender (L) and Melisa McNeill, Public Defender (R) are seen on screen at the first appearance in court for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (C) on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. File photo by Susan Stocker-Sun Sentinel/AFP

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

May 23, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Sabika Sheikh is among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe when a heavily armed student opened fire on classmates

BURIAL. Relatives carry the flag-draped coffin of slain Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed during a school shooting in Texas, following her body's arrival from the US at her home in Karachi on May 23, 2018. Photo by Imran Ali/AFP