A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as among the world’s most tolerant and safe nations.
New Zealand's history of hunting, farming and sports shooting has led to a high rate of gun ownership. There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in the country - roughly one for every three citizens.
In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, nine states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others. That brings the total to 14.
A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre described Sunday how he and other terrorized worshippers concealed themselves in a supply closet as the gunman stepped over the body of a man he had just shot and killed, entered their darkened hiding spot and looked around.
A candlelight vigil was held in Woodland Park in Lexington Friday night for the victims of the recent shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, California. The vigil focused on violence against women. It was hosted by the feminist publication, MISS'ING Magazine.