Gun violence is a serious issue in the US. Gun violence results in thousands killed and injured annually in the US. There have been more mass shootings in the US than in any other country. School shootings are common in the US.
In a landmark ruling on Thursday, Connecticut's top court has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, which blames the manufacturer of the AR-15 style rifle used in the massacre.
While segregation is an illegal thing of the past, in many US urban areas communities where black people live are reminiscent of a "jungle" where residents survive surrounded by murder, drugs and overwhelming poverty.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that by invoking a national emergency to build a border wall, Donald Trump would be setting a precedent that would allow a future Democratic president to do the same for gun control.
Law enforcement officers responded to an apparent hostage situation in a UPS facility in New Jersey, Armed officers have stormed the building and arrested the suspect, who was reportedly shot in the process.