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Controlling gun crimes needs social reset in US

Compared to democracies such as Australia, Britain, New Zealand and South Africa­, which had gun massacre incidents of their own but managed to legislate and reduce the supply of weapons, the US is more extreme in terms of corporate power, social fragmentation and ideological schisms

This chronic failure to regulate availability of assault weapons, despite the mounting toll of victims and the psychological grief, is a function of excess free market capitalism, ideological polarisation and the lingering effects of centuries of slavery and racial discrimination (AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 09:52 AM IST

1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library in US

Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. Both the person and the officer were shot, police said.

Memphis police officers and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were talking outside.(AP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 03:33 AM IST
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3 dead after ‘random’ shooting at Washington state store, suspect kills self

The dismaying episode came on the heels of two mass shootings in California that have left 18 people dead as the United States grapples yet again with the horror of spiraling gun violence. Man who killed three in Washington state shoots himself dead: police

Paramedics work on Jarid Haddock in the back of an ambulance near the intersection of Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and 11th Street, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in Yakima, Washington. (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 02:13 PM IST

Suspect in California mass shooting killed himself in van: Police

The man was named as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.

A forensic lab investigator takes her gloves off as the body of Huu Can Tran is retrieved from a van by the Los Angeles County coroner in Torrance, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 07:27 AM IST

Shooting at Louisiana nightclub: 12 people injured, 1 in critical condition

Three Baton Rouge police officers were nearby when the shots were fired around 1.30 am and responded to the Dior Bar & Lounge. They administered life-saving aid until emergency medical technicians arrived.

Although the number of homicides in Baton Rouge decreased last year from 2021, Louisiana’s capital city has been plagued by gun violence. (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:51 AM IST
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