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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during an announcement on a ban on military style assault weapons during a news conference in Ottawa, Friday May 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Justin Trudeau announces federal ban on assault-style firearms in Canada (Full transcript)

‘These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada.’

The curious incident of the American mass protest

Scott Gilmore: Democracy is fraying, mass shootings occur daily, white supremacy is marching forward. Why are the streets so empty?

Irvine Welsh on his new ‘Trainspotting’ sequel and mass shootings in America

He argues U.S. leaders do nothing about mass shootings —the subject of his next novel— to keep citizens ‘in fear’

Another school shooting in America, and all the nonsense that will be said

Tabatha Southey: ‘It’s not at all that America does not love her children. It’s just amazing the things that those with an addiction will defend’

Florida school shooting: Charting the ‘normalization’ of gun attacks on U.S. kids

Sandy Hook was supposed to be a turning point, leading to real gun control and a reduction in attacks on school children. Neither came to pass.

How do we decide what we consider ‘terrorism’?

Opinion: There should not be a disentangling of the motives of violent attacks almost the instant they’ve happened

How U.S. presidents fail in their mass shooting responses

When Americans are gunned down, presidential rhetoric is demanded. But even when it’s moving (Obama) or spiritual (Trump), does it matter?

Las Vegas Shooting: A night of terror in photos (warning: graphic)

Photos show scenes of chaos as first responders scrambled to find the killer, rescue the injured and secure the Las Vegas Strip


Guns, crime and stats in the U.S.

‘Going postal’ is the tip of the iceberg. The larger problem lies beneath the surface