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Tag: US shooting

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 09:46 UTC

    Two major US retailers announce restrictions on gun sales; Trump tells lawmakers they are petrified of NRA

    Walmart later said it was raising the minimum age for anyone buying guns or ammunition to 21 years.

    Two major US retailers have announced new restrictions on gun sales following the shooting at a Florida school where 17 people died. Dick's Sporting Goods, which has more than 600 shops, said it would no longer sell assault-style rifles, and backed “common sense gun reform”. Walmart later said it was raising the minimum age for anyone buying guns or ammunition to 21 years.

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Mass shooting survivors planning to march “for our lives” in Washington on 24 March

    The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

    Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday (Feb 18) announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. The “March for our Lives” will take place on Mar 24, with sister rallies planned across the country, a group of students revealed.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Valentine Day carnage: Florida governor calls for resignation of FBI director

    “An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain”, said governor Rick Scott.

    Florida Governor Rick Scott called on Friday for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of revelations the bureau ignored a January 5 tip about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 when he opened fire on Valentine's Day. The agency said earlier Thursday in a statement that it received a call in January from a person close to Cruz through its Public Access Line tip-line to express concerns about Cruz's erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Carnage at Florida school: expelled student opens fire and kills at least 17

    Live footage showed emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks.

    Police said a former student opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.