Three-days of clan fights in the town of Paiam and nearby Porgera of Papua New Guinea have killed at least 17 people.
The number of mass shootings have jumped 65 percent in the first six months of 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
The attack was the sixth mass killing this year in the US, and the deadliest since the August 2019 Dayton, Ohio, shooting that left nine people dead. It follows a lull in mass killings during the pandemic in 2020.
Shootings come as reports of attacks against Asian-Americans, primarily elders, have spiked in recent months fueled during the Covid-19 pandemic by talk of the “Chinese virus” by former president Donald Trump and others.
Police released images of two suspects, who were armed with handguns fled the scene after the shooting. and asked for help identifying and locating them.
Billed as "the most famous weapon in the history of art," the rusty 7mm Lefaucheux revolver was bought by a private collector with a telephone bid.
President Donald Trump announced the US will withdraw from the international arms trade agreement at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention and demanded the arms group's support for his re-election bid.
The Trump administration is issuing a final rule that adds bump stocks, gun attachments to increase fire rates, to a definition of machine guns written 80 years ago.
As federal investigators search for a motive in the deadly attack, hundreds of people also attended an emotional funeral service in Texas for a Pakistani exchange student, one of 10 people killed in Friday's rampage.
In his address to the National Rifle Association, US President Donald Trump claimed that the victims could have stopped the deadly 2015 attacks on Paris, if they had guns.
The Parkland school shooting that killed 17 students and staff last month has revitalised the debate over gun ownership across the US.
Florida state lawmakers give final passage to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel.
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