US National Rifle Association sues New York attorney general

In a countersuit, the NRA argues the AG’s lawsuit to ‘dissolve’ the group is an effort to destroy a ‘political enemy’. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying she lacks authority to invoke state laws governing nonprofits in her zeal to destroy the gun-rights group. […]

US: Three dead in New Orleans gun store shooting

A man opened fire in a gun store, killing two people, before he was shot dead as customers and staff fired back. A man who entered a gun shop in a suburb of the US city of New Orleans and fatally shot two people has died after customers and staff opened fire on him in […]

Biden calls for ‘commonsense’ gun laws on Parkland anniversary

US president says gun law reforms should include mandatory background checks and ban on assault weapons. US President Joe Biden called for a reform of gun control laws in the United States on Sunday, the third anniversary of a deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. In a statement, the president urged Congress […]

MSF suspends work in San Salvador area after ambulance attacked

Medical aid organisation says ambulance was ‘attacked by an armed group’ east of El Salvador’s capital early on Sunday. Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has suspended its activities in areas dominated by gangs near San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, after the medical aid organisation said one of its ambulances was […]

Smoking gun: US National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy

The National Rifle Association says it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to incorporate in Texas. The National Rifle Association of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday with plans to regroup in Texas, citing opposition in New York. The group intends to restructure and reincorporate, according to a statement on its website. The […]

Man charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3

A US serviceman has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder. A US serviceman from Florida has been charged in a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley in which three people were killed and three others wounded, authorities have said. Winnebago County State’s Attorney J Hanley said Duke […]

Hate crimes in the US rise to 10-year high #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Hate crimes in the United States rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released on Monday. The report was alarming to advocacy organisations, including the […]

Walter Wallace: Philadelphia calls National Guard after unrest #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Philadelphia will deploy more police officers and has called for help from the National Guard as it braces for further unrest after the police killing of a Black man armed with a knife, authorities said on Tuesday. Hundreds of protesters took to Philadelphia’s streets on Monday after a bystander’s video was shared on social media showing two officers shooting 27-year-old Walter Wallace after he did […]