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New Zealand to Immediately Ban Many Semi-Auto Rifles, Parts

New Zealand to Immediately Ban Many Semi-Auto Rifles, Parts

"Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday local time. "We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style semi-automatic weapon."

March 21, 2019

Panel OKs Bill to Allow Guns in Florida Schools

The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill Wednesday that would allow trained officials to carry weapons in schools.

April 4, 2014

Maryland Mall Reopens, Still No Motive for Shooting

Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said his officers are working to uncover a motive in the shooting. He said he imagines workers will feel safer if it turns out that the shooter and victims knew one another, rather than the attack being random.

January 27, 2014

3 Killed in Maryland Mall Shooting

Three people were killed shortly after 11 am on the second floor of a crowded Mall in Columbia, according to Howard County police. One of those who was found near a gun and ammunition is believed to be the shooter.

January 25, 2014

L.A. Paramedics to Now Enter Active Shooter Zones to Aid Victims

The new goal is to have Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and firefighters, protected by armed law enforcement teams, rapidly enter potentially dangerous areas during active shooting incidents to treat victims and get them en route to hospital trauma centers.

December 23, 2013

Families Ask Media to Stop Publicizing Names of Mass Shooters

For families, it is a small way to fight back. Their hope is that refusing to name the actors will mute the effects of their actions, and prevent other angry, troubled young men from being inspired by the infamy of those who opened fire at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech or Newtown, Conn.

December 23, 2013

Report: FBI Disrupts Mass Shootings with Mental Health Intervention

Man Who Caused Conn. Campus Lockdown Had Rifle, Pistols

The armed Fairfield, Conn., man who prompted a lockdown Tuesday at the University of New Haven and other area schools had 2,700 rounds of ammunition in his padlocked bedroom, along with newspaper clippings about the July 2012 shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., a prosecutor said Wednesday.

December 5, 2013

IACP 2013: Chiefs Want Expanded Background Checks

IACP 2013: Chiefs Want Expanded Background Checks

A coalition of police chiefs stepped up their advocacy for extending firearm background checks to private sales, gun shows and online sales, saying the measure is needed to stave off mass shooting attacks.

October 22, 2013

FBI: Navy Gunman Used Shotgun in Rampage

Aaron Alexis used a legally purchased 12-gauge shotgun to kill 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning and likely picked up a Glock handgun from one of his victims, according to the FBI.

September 17, 2013

Teachers Blast NRA's 'Cruel Hoax'

The president of a national teachers union called the NRA's school-safety plan a "cruel hoax" that will lead to more gun violence rather than curbing active-shooter attacks.

April 3, 2013

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