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Members of the Swiss federal army's honor guard in Bern, October 4, 2012.

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here’s why it doesn’t have mass shootings

Here's what the US can learn from Switzerland, which has nearly eliminated mass shootings while maintaining a high rate of gun ownership.
Even Japanese riot police infrequently turn to guns, instead preferring long batons.

Japan has almost completely eliminated gun deaths — here’s how

Gun control has been a topic of national conversation since the Texas shooting. Japan may offer some help for preventing future attacks.
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a deadly shooting.

The 12 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, stands as one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history.
Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock may have scoped out other locations in Chicago and Boston before he fired on a crowd of thousands from a hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Casino.

The Las Vegas gunman may have considered other targets including Lollapalooza and Fenway Park

Authorities say Stephen Paddock researched or booked rooms at locations in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Boston including the sites of Lollapalooza and Fenway Park.
Concertgoers flee after gunfire begins raining down on the crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Country musician who survived Vegas shooting challenges the idea that a ‘good guy with a gun’ can stop a mass shooter

Guitarist Caleb Keeter said that while members of his band were carrying weapons, they were "useless" in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas festival.
President Donald Trump called the police response to the "tragedy" in Las Vegas "a miracle."

Trump calls the police response to the Las Vegas mass shooting ‘a miracle’

President Donald Trump called the suspect in the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night a "very, very sick individual."

Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than many leading causes of death combined

Guns are a leading cause of death in the US, though there's almost no research into the problem due to a 1996-era law.

Obama sends prayers to Las Vegas victims and condemns ‘senseless tragedy’

Former President Barack Obama responded to Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas — the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

A nightclub shooting mars life in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, where a quieter type of crime is more rampant

"I was thinking it was the same thing that happened in Paris, some guy just walking in and shooting people at a restaurant, bang bang bang," said a tourist.

11 states are considering a law that could transform how the US prevents gun violence

Gun violence is one of America's toughest problems, but new research suggests we may be getting closer to prevention.