US: Survivors and families work to keep guns off of schools

As people in the United States commemorated the anniversaries of the Virginia Tech shooting (16 April) and Columbine (20 April) mass shootings, survivors and gun control advocates continue to work to make American gun laws stronger and keep weapons out of schools, homes and communities. They sent open letters to senators urging them to support ending the policy that allows firearms to be purchased at gun shows without the background checks needed at federally licenced gun shops. A report published this week by the US government finds that firearms were used in 54% of the attacks on university campuses. It also shows that attacks usually involve one perpetrator, the majority of whom are male.