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    Gun homicides surge in US as COVID lockdowns end

    Local media counted 12 dead and at least 43 injured in Chicago alone, while New York had around 30 people shot and one dead, mostly blamed on gang feuds, arguments at bars and parties, with innocent bystanders among the casualties.

  • US President Joe Biden speaks during remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on 15 March 2021. Picture: Eric Baradat/AFP

    Biden tackles 'ghost guns' and US firearms violence

    In addition to relatively modest measures on the politically hyper-sensitive issue, Biden will announce his nomination of David Chipman, a gun-control proponent, to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - a central agency in the fight against gun violence.

  • Smashed windows are left at the scene after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper's grocery store on 22 March 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Picture: Chet Strange/Getty Images/AFP

    Suspect charged as Colorado shooting sparks calls for gun control

    The suspect, named as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was in hospital after being shot in an exchange of fire with officers following the attack on King Soopers in Boulder County, 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the state capital Denver, on Monday afternoon.