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Texas church shooting: suspect named as at least 26 confirmed dead – as it happened

Texas church shooting: suspect named as at least 26 confirmed dead – as it happened

Dozens killed in shooting at First Baptist church in Sutherland SpringsSuspect named in local media as Devin Patrick KelleyGunman dead after a brief pursuitDonald Trump: this isn’t a guns
Trump on Texas shooting: 'This isn't a guns situation' – video

Trump on Texas shooting: 'This isn't a guns situation' – video

The US president, Donald Trump, waved off a question about gun control after Sunday's deadly shooting at a Texas church, saying: 'This isn't a guns situation' and described the gunman as 'deranged'At
'This isn't a guns situation,' says Trump after Texas church shooting

'This isn't a guns situation,' says Trump after Texas church shooting

US president says mental health of perpetrator, not gun ownership, to blame for mass shooting in which 26 people died Donald Trump has blamed Sunday’s deadly mass shooting at a Baptist church in Texas
Sutherland Springs: a small town that's supposed to be peaceful

Sutherland Springs: a small town that's supposed to be peaceful

Community has been left reeling after massacre at First Baptist Church in Texas in which at least 26 worshippers diedThe massacre in Las Vegas struck at the core of one of the world’s busiest and most
Not your imagination: mass shootings now happen more frequently in the US

Not your imagination: mass shootings now happen more frequently in the US

The Texas church shooting will be the fifth-worst in recent history – and three of the deadliest shootings of the past 35 years have occurred in the past 18 monthsTwenty-six people were killed when a
Texas suspect's violent history was left out of gun background check system

Texas suspect's violent history was left out of gun background check system

Devin Kelley’s domestic assault conviction should have prevented him from owning guns, but record was never entered into databaseOver the course of nearly a year, Devin Kelley, the alleged Sutherland
Trump says tougher gun laws would have made Texas church shooting worse

Trump says tougher gun laws would have made Texas church shooting worse

Extreme vetting would have made ‘no difference’, president saysArmed response by bystander averted ‘hundreds more dead’Donald Trump has claimed tougher gun laws would not have prevented Sunday’s mass
Donald Trump: gun control 'shouldn't be discussed right now' - video

Donald Trump: gun control 'shouldn't be discussed right now' - video

In answer to a reporter's question at a press conference in South Korea, the US president says tougher gun laws would not have prevented Sunday’s mass shooting at a south Texas church, and argues that
Leading bump stock maker briefly makes product available again

Leading bump stock maker briefly makes product available again

Slide Fire website resumes selling controversial gun accessory used in Las Vegas shooting, before halting sales again to ‘replenish inventory’Bump-stock devices like the ones used by the gunman in
US military consistently fails to report domestic violence to gun database, senators say

US military consistently fails to report domestic violence to gun database, senators say

Jeff Flake condemns ‘egregious oversight’ after Texas shooting suspect was able to buy gun despite domestic assault convictionTwo senators said Tuesday that the US military had a widespread problem
Chris Hurst, who lost girlfriend in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Chris Hurst, who lost girlfriend in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Democrat’s victory , two days after Texas church massacre left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof progress on gun violence is possibleA first-time politician who lost his girlfriend
Chris Hurst, who lost his girlfriend to gun violence, beats NRA candidate in Virginia – video

Chris Hurst, who lost his girlfriend to gun violence, beats NRA candidate in Virginia – video

The victory of the Democrat and first-time politician, two days after a massacre at a Texas church left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof that progress on gun violence is possible.
The anatomy of mass shootings: a legacy of failure

The anatomy of mass shootings: a legacy of failure

Since 1966, mass shootings have occurred regularly in the US. Attackers are linked by frequent mental health problems – and access to gunsWhile nearly anything, including human hands, may be used to
It’s time to end America’s gun violence epidemic. Help us change the conversation

It’s time to end America’s gun violence epidemic. Help us change the conversation

Today the Guardian US is launching Break the Cycle, a new series to challenge the orthodoxy that gun reform is a hopeless pursuitGun violence in America follows a ritualized playbook. Shootings
10 gun violence prevention victories since Sandy Hook

10 gun violence prevention victories since Sandy Hook

States have strengthened laws and missing mental health records have been added to the background check system, among other steps aimed at saving livesNearly five years after a mass shooter murdered
Stories of loss, love and hope: six firsthand accounts from some of America's worst mass shootings

Stories of loss, love and hope: six firsthand accounts from some of America's worst mass shootings

For survivors and family members of victims from Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando and elsewhere, each new massacre is a reminder of inaction on gun control They see the alerts on their phones. They turn
Sandy Hook families argue in court gun companies 'courted' shooter

Sandy Hook families argue in court gun companies 'courted' shooter

Family members of Newtown victims say gun companies’ macho advertising for AR-15-style rifles helped draw Adam Lanza to ‘the weapon he needed’A lawyer for the family members of victims of the Sandy
The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods Related: It’s time to end America’s gun
US TV coverage of Las Vegas attack ignored gun violence solutions, report finds

US TV coverage of Las Vegas attack ignored gun violence solutions, report finds

Few segments in the first five days discussed gun policy, analysis shows ‘The gun debate never really happened,’ says Media Matters for AmericaDespite intense television news coverage of mass
Senate's new background-check gun bill simply enforces current law

Senate's new background-check gun bill simply enforces current law

Legislation adds accountability measures for entering proper records into the background-check system – which was already a requirement passed in 2008Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could