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.
Every week brings another mass shooting in the United States of Amnesia, where gun culture is so ingrained that senseless slaughter is accepted. Only a rethink of what masculinity should really represent can stop the carnage.
New York police have identified the suspected gunman in a shooting on Saturday at Times Square that injured a four-year-old girl and two women as Farrakhan Muhammad, saying he was aiming at his brother but hit the bystanders.
Seven people are dead after an assailant allegedly walked into a birthday party at a trailer park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and began shooting, killing his girlfriend and five other adults before taking his own life.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that 35% of US adults who live in gun-owning households have bought more firearms over the past year, amid increasing violent crime and riots in many of America's largest cities.
A small child and two other people reportedly have been shot in broad daylight in New York's Times Square, continuing a wave of gun violence across America's largest city and marring one of the world's largest tourist attractions.
Dramatic video of an armed standoff in Portland, Oregon has been shared widely on Twitter. It shows a group of protesters aiming their guns at a pistol-wielding motorist before tackling and disarming him at a blocked intersection.