Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50m

2014-04-16 20:48

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to spend $50m this year on the fight to tighten gun control laws and counter America's powerful gun lobby.

Incoming NRA leader warns of 'culture war'

2013-05-03 22:10

The incoming president of the National Rifle Association is warning its members they are fighting a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.

Senators compromise on gun-sale debate

2013-04-10 21:40

Two US senators have reached a compromise to be announced that would expand background checks for gun sales, an official says.

US Senate nears gun debate

2013-04-07 22:25

The US Senate may start the gun debate soon, but the elusive deal on background checks remains pivotal.

US gun safety measures face first votes

2013-03-07 22:13

President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as Congress faced its first votes on curbing firearms.

Obama speech to focus on economy, guns

2013-02-12 16:36

President Barack Obama will be looking across a vast partisan divide as he reports to congress and the nation with his annual State of the Union speech.

Politics shapes US gun debate endgame

2013-02-05 22:26

The endgame of the US gun control debate has come into focus, with a consensus forming around steps likely to fall short of the sweeping reform vision favoured by President Barack Obama.

Obama meets with police on gun campaign

2013-01-28 22:06

US President Barack Obama has surrounded himself with top police chiefs and sheriffs to crank up pressure on congress to back his drive for measures to cut down on gun violence.

Kids at centre stage in gun debate

2013-01-17 13:55

"Dear President Obama," began a letter from 8-year-old Grant Fritz, with the shaky printing - missed words, spelling errors - of someone just learning how to put thoughts down on paper.

Obama unveils biggest gun-control push

2013-01-16 19:18

President Barack Obama has proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers in the biggest US gun-control push in generations.

Obama to present gun violence proposals

2013-01-15 22:09

President Barack Obama will reveal the details of how the US will address gun violence the White House has said.

Biden, top US gun lobby to meet

2013-01-10 17:02

The US vice president is confronting perhaps his toughest meeting on gun violence policies as he prepares to meet with the country's top gun lobby.

Obama determined to take action on guns

2013-01-09 22:30

President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" on gun violence, his vice president has said as a high-profile round of White House meetings began in search of new policies.

Ex-congresswoman takes on gun lobby

2013-01-08 22:24

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a famous survivor of gun violence, has launched a major initiative to press for tougher gun laws.

White House mulls broader US gun control

2013-01-06 22:24

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing US gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

NRA gun lobby urges armed guards

2012-12-21 22:53

The United States' most powerful pro-gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, is calling for armed police or security guards to be deployed to every school in the country.

NRA silent after Connecticut shootings

2012-12-18 10:06

The largest US gun-rights organisation has gone silent and has removed its Facebook page after last week's rampage at a Connecticut school left 26 people dead.


NRA official: Our freedom is under attack

2013-05-04 07:18

US President Barack Obama and national media are demonising law-abiding gun owners in the wake of recent violent acts, NRA leaders and political allies have said.

US gun control bill clears first hurdle

2013-04-11 20:18

Gun control supporters have won the first Senate showdown over how to respond to the December school carnage in Connecticut.

US gun control tops Obama's agenda

2013-04-08 17:23

President Barack Obama has visited the site of December's deadly school shooting, looking for a breakthrough in his efforts to curb gun violence as the US Congress commences.

US gunman fired 154 rounds in 5 minutes

2013-03-28 21:06

The gunman who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, had fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, selecting high capacity magazines from his home arsenal stocked with weapons.

Gun control advocate nominated for US seat

2013-02-27 13:46

A former Illinois legislator who favours an assault weapons ban has captured the Democratic nomination in the race to replace disgraced ex-US Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.

Gun victims to attend Obama's speech

2013-02-11 22:37

President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats in Congress are bringing victims of gun violence to his State of the Union address providing faces and voices to the carnage that he wants to curb.

Giffords plea to US on gun violence

2013-01-30 18:03

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, has made an emotional plea for Congress to take action to curb gun violence.

US gun measures face tough road ahead

2013-01-17 17:49

President Barack Obama's sweeping gun-control package faces an uncertain future in Congress, where majority Republicans in the House of Representatives are rejecting his proposals.

White House calls gun video 'repugnant'

2013-01-16 22:26

The White House has said a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly".

NRA's ad targets Obama children

2013-01-16 18:47

Hours before President Barack Obama is due to unveil proposals to prevent mass shootings, the NRA has released an advertisement zooming in on his two kids. WATCH CLIP.

Guns: Examine your conscience - Obama

2013-01-14 22:29

US President Barack Obama says he expects Congress to set aside politics when deciding on new gun proposals, adding that "members are going to have to examine their own conscience".

US determined to curb gun violence

2013-01-10 15:09

Vice President Joe Biden has said the White House is determined to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues.

NRA joins White House gun talks

2013-01-09 09:58

The most prominent US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, will send an official to meet Vice President Joe Biden as he studies how to cut firearms violence.

'Gun Appreciation Day' to be held in US

2013-01-07 22:04

US gun enthusiasts can express their zeal on an upcoming "Gun Appreciation Day" right before Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term as president.

NRA: Public wants guards in every school

2012-12-23 20:33

A US gun lobby leader says the public thinks it's 'crazy' not to put armed guards in every school.

Children in Newtown returning to school

2012-12-18 17:48

Some children in Newtown are returning to school after the attack, as funerals for the dead children continue.

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