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Florida lawmakers approve bill allowing teachers to be armed

Supporters of the bill say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting.

Italian World Cup winner Iaquinta jailed over arms, mafia links

Vincenzo Iaquinta was jailed for two years by an Italian court today for firearms possession and links with the Calabrian mafia.

Two Koreas, UN forces agree to remove weapons at border

North and South Korea are technically still at war because the 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, but relations have improved considerably in the last year.

Jamal says vindictive people are after him

Controversial Umno leader denies escaping from hospital, but says he had left thinking his remand period was over.

Radio DJ pleads not guilty to possession of firearms

Abdul Aziz Mohamed Desa is charged with the unlawful possession of a German-made Walther semi-auto and seven rounds of ammunition.

US gunmaker Remington files for bankruptcy

Remington, one of the largest US makers of firearms, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court.

Greece vows action after PAOK owner enters pitch armed

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis, while holding a gun, walked onto the pitch to protest a disallowed goal in a match against AEK.

Homemade shotguns found in Kunak oil palm plantation

They are believed to have been abandoned following frequent police operations in the area.

US gunmaker sees little hit from Dick’s firearms shift

US gunmaker American Outdoor Brands said Thursday that retailer bans on assault-style weapons would have minimal impact on profits, but warned that firearms demand remained sluggish amid a gun glut.

Australia amnesty takes 57,000 guns off the streets

Those who turned in their illegal firearms did so to prevent receiving a fine of A$280,000 or a 14-year jail term.

New Zealand spy papers reveal 1981 bid to kill Queen

A mentally disturbed teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during a 1981 visit to New Zealand and police covered up the botched attempt, according to official documents released Thursday.

Man jailed 44 years for supplying gun in Australia shooting makes...

Raban Alou admitted obtaining and giving a handgun to 15-year-old at a Sydney mosque in 2015.

For the love of gun: US couples take weapons to church

A dozen protesters gathered outside the event on Wednesday, holding up posters that read "Worship God, Not Guns".

Seven killed in Colombia-Venezuela border clash

The attack was linked to paramilitary and drug trafficking group Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC), or the Gulf Clan.

Walmart raises to 21 minimum age to buy firearms, ammo

The retailer will also remove from its website items 'resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys' but vows to serve 'sportsmen and hunters' in a 'responsible way'.

Celebratory gunfire kills Indian bridegroom on wedding day

A guest dancing with the wedding party opened fire but a stray round struck the husband-to-be.

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

US President Donald Trump claimed that the presence of a teacher carrying a firearm would serve as a deterrent to further mass shootings.

In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos

The issue erupted into the headlines again this month when two priests were murdered in Guerrero in a carjacking that had the hallmarks of a drug hit.

Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres

But others disagree, saying that nobody wants to see a shootout in a school.

Trump moves to outlaw ‘bump stocks,’ considers other steps after Florida...

Tightening gun laws would mark a change in course for Trump, who has championed gun rights during his campaign and presidency.

Cops: Pistol used in shootout came from neighbouring country

Police are scrutinising the weapon used by a suspected burglar killed yesterday which they say could have been used in other crimes as well.

Cops seize fake guns sold for RM800 to RM1,000

Trader is believed to have been selling fake firearms in Melaka for the past two months.

Police confirm Malaysian national detained in Pakistan

The 20-year-old man from Kuching, Sarawak, suspected of attempting to smuggle firearms, was detained at Jinnah Airport, Karachi.

More should be done to curb ‘unintentional shootings’

Among others, authorities should conduct more thorough background checks and rigorous training programmes before licensing individuals to own firearms.

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