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The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences
Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people
Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey
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
"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.
(UPDATED) Police do not yet know the shooter's motive, but 'we know that there were threats sent to the Gazette through social media'
'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
'I think that there is definitely something going on in terms of mental health history,' says lawyer Nicholas Poehl
'In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,' says lead author Antonis Katsiyannis of Clemson University
Nikolas Cruz's legal team suggests any wealth that may be discovered should go to his victims rather than expensive lawyers
The student-organized "March For Our Lives" is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event scheduled to take place in Washington within sight of the US Capitol
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The House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to fund violence prevention measures at the nation's schools, including boosting school security and creating anonymous reporting systems for students
(UPDATED) According to the #ENOUGH campaign, students from more than 3,000 schools nationwide took part in demonstrations on Wednesday, March 14
'President Trump has completely caved to the gun lobby,' says Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein
(UPDATED) The bill raises the minimum age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21, bans modification devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding
Trump's off-the-cuff enticement of a global trade war and calls for limits on the right to bear arms cleave a schism between the president and his Republican backers, spark a stock market sell-off, and prompt threats of retaliatory sanctions from across the globe
'We have to do something about it. We have to act,' Trump said, voicing support for expanded background checks, more secure schools, curbs on the ability of the mentally ill to buy firearms and raising to 21 the age for buying certain guns
(UPDATED) Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are greeted by heavy security and scores of well-wishers as they return to classes
Students and teachers preparing to return to the Florida school that was the scene of a gruesome mass shooting continue to urge politicians to act swiftly to address gun violence
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National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre hits back at what he calls 'the shameful politicization of tragedy' and repeated the organization's position that 'to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun'
Students stage walkouts from high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
(UPDATED) Trump also promises 'very strong' background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session" on Wednesday, February 21, in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives
(UPDATED) Trump announces his support for the ban nearly a week after 14 students and 3 teachers were killed at a high school in Florida
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(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms
The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death says they had no idea they had a 'monster living under our roof'
They pledge to make the February 14 slaughter in Parkland, Florida a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control
US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs
(UPDATED) In Washington, the political response makes clear the powerful NRA lobby remains formidable, while Trump himself suggests the root cause of mass shootings is a crisis of mental health – making no mention of gun control
(UPDATED) The FBI admits it had received a chilling warning in January from a tipster who said the 19-year-old gunman, Nikolas Cruz, could be planning a mass shooting, but that agents failed to follow up
(UPDATED) 'Cruz stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with a AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on the school grounds,' court documents show
No Filipino is reported hurt in the shooting incident, says the Philippine embassy in Washington DC
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(UPDATED) A 19-year-old former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, the local sheriff says, calling the scene 'horrific'
'This isn't a guns situation,' Trump insists, calling it 'a mental health problem at the highest level'
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(UPDATED) 'The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,' the National Rifle Association says
(UPDATED) 'I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man,' says Paddock's girlfriend Danley in her first public statement on the deadly shooting
Lawmakers in US President Donald Trump's party appear stymied over what legislative steps, if any, to take to contain US gun violence in the aftermath of America's deadliest shooting in modern history
While most artists left their comments to general messages of sympathy after the assault on a country music festival, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande use their social media power to press politicians
While the gunman's motive remains unclear, the shooting instantly rekindles the divisive national debate on gun control
The shooting in San Bernardino will likely reignite the debate on gun violence in the US where attempts to put in place tougher gun control measures have failed despite a series of mass killings
US President elect Donald Trump vows to move aggressively on a conservative agenda but also sought to reassure worried Americans they have nothing to fear from his presidency
US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty
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