The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world's population, has about 35 to 50 percent of the world's civilian-owned guns.
Between 1983 and 2013, the U.S. had nearly double the number of mass shootings than 24 other wealthy countries combined.
Sandy Hook families continue to argue the AR-15 rifle is too dangerous to entrust to the public.
A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by families affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Mark and Jackie Barden are among 10 families suing gun companies for the weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre.
On Monday, a Connecticut judge heard arguments on whether the lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre should go forward.
Mass shootings are not unknown to other countries. But in the U.S., a bitter political debate continues about gun laws.
All but one Senate Republican on Thursday blocked a gun control measure to prevent suspected terrorists from buying weapons.
U.S. has less than five percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of mass shootings in 1966-2012.
Each family is expected to receive about $94,000 to settle two lawsuits.
Oregon joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island and Washington.
Two years after the massacre, town officials voted to tear down Adam Lanza's house while a new school is in the works.
Parents of 11 victims file papers to create estates for their children, a necessary step before filing a wrongful-death suit.
A report released Friday presented a profile of the gunman and revealed the missed opportunities before Lanza embarked on his shooting spree.
The former students of Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Elementary School were evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in