ARTICLES RELATING TO GUN CONTROL
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National Firearms Summit held in parliament last week brought to light the points of contention and agreement when it comes to the firearm legislation in South Africa.

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Video released by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona shows a 9-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun next to her instructor before she lost control of it.

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Girl accidentally shoots gun instructor with Uzi

2014-08-27 08:15

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say.

Vegas cop killers 'had pro-gun militia links'

2014-06-10 14:10

A gun-toting couple possibly linked to anti-government militias killed two US cops execution-style and left a swastika on the bodies, in America's latest shooting rampage, police say.

Gun goes off in China school during safety talk

2014-05-29 14:04

A handgun went off during a police safety talk at a kindergarten in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, injuring four adults and one child, police say.

Man charged with shooting gets death threats

2014-04-30 10:29

A man charged in shooting a 17-year-old exchange student is afraid to leave home after getting death threats, and has reignited the debate over a Montana self-defence law.

US gun lobby sees media as enemy

2014-03-07 09:19

The head of the powerful US gun lobby has railed against American media, saying it was biased and lying about the heated debate on regulating weapons.

US court refuses review of youth gun law

2014-02-25 13:12

The US Supreme Court has refused to review restrictions on handguns for young people, dealing a blow to arms activists.

US student kills teacher and himself

2013-10-22 08:11

A school student has shot an killed a maths teacher and wounded two 12-year-old boys with a semi-automatic gun before turning the gun on himself just before the starting bell on Monday.

US scores low on protecting gun rights

2013-09-20 20:06

A growing number of Americans are questioning the government's protection of the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a recent poll.

 

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

2014-09-03 10:00

An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi says the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs gun debate

2014-08-28 09:02

The accidental shooting death of a firing instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns.

14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings

2014-07-08 10:15

Extra police officers on Chicago's streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured.

Gunman kills 1, wounds 3 at US Christian college

2014-06-06 08:11

A man armed with a shotgun has opened fire at a small Christian college in Seattle, killing one person and wounding three others before he was subdued by a group of students and arrested.

US fast-food chain: leave guns at home

2014-05-21 10:17

Popular US fast-food chain Chipotle took an unusual stand for a burrito restaurant, asking customers to leave their guns at home after some showed up carrying assault rifles over the weekend.

18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

2014-04-03 08:07

Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, have ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade.

US boy, 8, shot dead by brother

2014-03-02 12:33

Authorities say an 8-year-old US boy has died after being shot in the chest while one of his brothers was playing with a loaded handgun he thought was a pellet gun.

Chicago's ban on gun sales unconstitutional

2014-01-07 10:09

A federal judge has overturned Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city's ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional.

Dangerous weapons act takes effect in 2014

2013-10-09 13:26

An act prohibiting the possession of dangerous weapons, replicas or imitations in public will come into operation in January, the presidency says.

Chicago shooting: Toddler shot in the face

2013-09-20 10:03

A three-year old toddler has been shot in the face in a late night shooting on a Chicago basketball court that has left several people wounded, police say.

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