Gun crime

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Police to check medical and social media history before issuing gun licences
New government rules after Plymouth shooting mean doctors must pass on health concerns

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Trial of three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery begins
Judge estimates jury selection could take at least two weeks after duty notices were mailed to 1,000 people in Glynn county, Georgia

Richard Luscombe and agencies

18, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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At least four Black women and girls were murdered per day in the US last year
As homicides surged across the US last year, the number of Black females killed increased sharply as well

Lois Beckett and Abené Clayton

06, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Inside the San Francisco Bay Area’s pandemic murder surge: ‘No one knows this pain but us’
Guardian analysis reveals region-wide increase in violent deaths, but Black and Latino residents make up majority of victims

Abené Clayton in Los Angeles with graphics by Alvin Chang

28, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘This is a crisis’: Oakland records 100th homicide of 2021, outpacing last year
Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, has seen a rise in homicides since the onset of the pandemic

Abené Clayton

21, Sep, 2021 @8:10 PM

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Two Florida teens held over alleged Columbine-style school shooting plan
Boys, 13 and 14, eighth-graders attend Harns Marsh middle school, charged with mass shooting conspiracy

Maya Yang

13, Sep, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Cheaper Covid tests help high hopes in Italy | Brief letters
Letters: PCR travel tests | Gun sales and violence | Mother of parliaments | Weather in Ireland | Joseph Pujol


24, Aug, 2021 @4:54 PM

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The Guardian view on soaring US gun violence: America must face the problem | Editorial
Editorial: The US already had more guns than people when sales began rising a few years ago. It is now set for its highest number of gun killings in 20 years


22, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Doctors’ refusal to participate leaves a gap in Britain’s gun control system | Letter
Letters: Many GPs refuse to place markers on medical notes that a patient is a firearms owner or charge outrageous fees – up to £300 – to do so, says Christopher Graffius


22, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Tighter gun control could prevent the next tragic mass shooting | Letters
Letters: There is no reason for people in urban areas to own shotguns, writes Derrick Joad, while Roger Beck says it is more important to focus on mental health provision


18, Aug, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Social networks struggle to crack down on ‘incel’ movement
Analysis: despite action from large platforms and volunteer moderators, communities remain influential online

Alex Hern Technology editor

16, Aug, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Relatives of wounded angry about return of Plymouth gunman’s licence
Jake Davison shot dead five people and also wounded a 55-year-old woman and her son after police reinstated his gun licence

Matthew Weaver

16, Aug, 2021 @5:33 PM

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