US gun control

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Biden condemns US gun violence as an ‘international embarrassment’ as he announces new actions – as it happened
President outlines steps he will take to end gun violence in America after recent shootings in South Carolina, Atlanta and Boulder

Maanvi Singh in Oakland and Joan E Greve in Washington

08, Apr, 2021 @11:59 PM

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Joe Biden announces first steps to curb ‘epidemic’ of US gun violence
President condemned gun violence as an ‘international embarrassment’ after series of recent shootings around the US

David Smith in Washington

08, Apr, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Biden to tackle gun violence with executive actions on ‘ghost guns’ and pistols
President will also nominate a gun control advocate to direct the ATF, and encourage Democrats in Congress to pass more reforms

Maanvi Singh

08, Apr, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Can an assault weapons ban reduce killings if firearms last 100 years?
Firearms remain operational for a century or more, complicating any path to reform in a country with the highest gun ownership rate per capita in the world

Mona Chalabi

05, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Biden administration plans historic $5bn investment to combat gun violence in hard-hit areas
Proposal comes as the nation has seen gun violence increase and marks the first time the government has made an effort to address the root causes

Abené Clayton in Oakland

02, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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NRA’s grassroots clout still formidable with Republicans despite legal setbacks
The House bills to ban assault weapons and require mandatory background checks seem unlikely to pass the Senate

Peter Stone in Washington

01, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Round in circles - America's endless gun debate: inside the 2 April Guardian Weekly
This week: Can Biden defeat the gun lobby at the second go? Plus flagged-off Britain, and German jab woes.
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Graham Snowdon

31, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Biden pushed on immigration in press conference but provides no clear answers – as it happened
Biden gives first news conference as president and says he is willing to work with Republicans on immigration reform – follow all the latest

Sam Levin (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

26, Mar, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Everything about America’s gun debate is wrong – here’s why | Abené Clayton and Lois Beckett
We’ve been reporting on gun violence for years. The mass shooting debate is not just biased; it is actively harmful and racist

Abené Clayton and Lois Beckett

25, Mar, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Gun reform laws eluded Biden in 2013. Could this showdown with the NRA be different?
The Sandy Hook shooting failed to convince Congress to enact more regulations. In the wake of recent shootings, calls for reform have begun

Ed Pilkington

25, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Joe Biden puts Kamala Harris in charge of stemming numbers of migrants at US-Mexico border – as it happened
Vice-president to work on long-term strategy to stem flow of migration from Central America and prevent border crises – follow all the day’s politics news

Vivian Ho (now) and Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

25, Mar, 2021 @12:08 AM

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Kamala Harris calls for Congress to act on gun control: 'Slaughters have to stop'
Vice-president sidesteps question on possible executive action, saying: ‘If we want something lasting, we need to pass legislation’

Tom McCarthy

24, Mar, 2021 @1:51 PM

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