On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles and other restrictions.
Officials at the Niles McKinley High School in Niles, Ohio, banned all backpacks for student safety following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Other schools across the U.S. have restricted the use of backpacks and cell phones in the wake of the tragedy.
Around two-thirds of households with children do not store all of their guns safely, which researchers defined as leaving weapons locked and unloaded when not in use, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Police say Dornubari Dugbor, 31, shot dead his fiancee, Katrina Banks, and her 15-year-old son, Kevin Johnson, before turning the gun on himself. His 4-year-old daughter was found alive and pretending to be asleep, Missouri cops say.
Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland school shooter, had few friends, no prospects, but lots of guns. A life of rage and rejection led him to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Florida’s deadliest school shooting.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.
Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded raising the death toll in the area in one week to 500.
National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said opponents of gun rights "hate individual freedoms" and want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
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