ARTICLES RELATING TO GUN CONTROL

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.

Who would you trust to own a gun?

2014-03-28 12:46

If you don't know how or when to use a gun, you have no business owning one.

Gun ownership: Pros versus cons

2014-03-07 14:30

Gun control has become somewhat of a controversial issue in recent years. Some argue that guns are necessary for safety whereas others feel that owning a gun is just asking for trouble.

Guns kill people!

2014-03-06 14:30

Irresponsible gun ownership kills. If you don't know how or when to use a gun, you have no business owning one.

Who would you trust to own a gun?

2014-03-05 15:45

If you don't know how or when to use a gun, you have no business owning one.

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.

Support lacking as Obama urges new gun laws

2013-09-18 12:05

Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to tighten gun laws after the latest shooting massacre, but lawmakers admitted there is insufficient support for new legislation.

Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

2013-09-17 08:06

President Barack Obama has wearily lamented "yet another mass shooting," this time in the US capital where the gun control debate has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

Gunman in US school surrenders

2013-08-21 14:02

A man has entered a US elementary school armed with a Kalashnikov and took employees hostage before surrendering.

More US air passengers bring guns

2013-07-02 22:42

At airports across the US, there has been an increase in passengers trying to walk through security with loaded guns.

Gun control advocates still awaiting action

2013-06-10 12:01

It's been six months since the school shooting that made gun control a top US issue once again, and families of the victims are going back to Washington to remind lawmakers they are waiting for action.

Gun control supporters face recall

2013-05-28 12:01

Politicians who have helped push through gun-control measures in Colorado are seeing an increasingly common result of their politically risky votes — recall attempts.

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 boy, 5, accidentally kills sister

2013-05-02 13:33

A 5-year-old boy in the US has accidentally shot dead his younger sister while playing with a rifle given to him as a gift.

Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of gun reform

2013-04-18 08:06

President Barack Obama has branded the defeat of his gun reform drive in the US Senate as "shameful", and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby.

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.

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 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.

Gun control: Obama gives candid assessment

2013-04-05 09:13

President Barack Obama has given his most candid assessment yet of the challenges facing tighter gun control laws at the national level, saying it would be tougher than an immigration overhaul.

 

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.

Gun ownership: Pros versus cons

2014-03-06 09:39

Gun control has become somewhat of a controversial issue in recent years. Some argue that guns are necessary for safety whereas others feel that owning a gun is just asking for trouble.

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.

Starbucks says guns unwelcome in its cafes

2013-09-18 11:05

Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

US study finds gun ownership and homicide link

2013-09-13 15:02

Researchers in the United States claim to have established a convincing statistical link between gun ownership and homicide, according to a newly published study.

More protests over Trayvon Martin's murder

2013-07-16 08:08

Anger over the acquittal of a US neighbourhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager has continued, with rights leaders saying peaceful protests will continue.

NY targets donations in gun-control push

2013-06-12 22:41

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging the city's donors to withhold funds from four Democratic senators who opposed a background checks bill.

Ricin found in letters to NYC mayor

2013-05-30 09:02

Two threatening letters sent to New York City's mayor and his group that advocates for gun control contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police say.

Firearm dealers to be probed - Mthethwa

2013-05-15 13:20

An independent probe has been commissioned into alleged unscrupulous practices among firearm dealers, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

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.

Obama has a plan of action for Syria

2013-04-30 19:03

US President Barack Obama has strongly suggested he would consider military action against Syria, if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government had used chemical weapons.

Senate plans gun background check

2013-04-17 16:40

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks for firearms purchasers is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote.

Michelle Obama tears up over gun reform

2013-04-11 09:39

First Lady Michelle Obama has returned to her murder-plagued hometown to make an emotional plea for strengthening US gun laws, saying she too could have been a victim while growing up.

Families lobby Congress over gun control

2013-04-09 19:50

Relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shootings are mounting a face-to-face lobbying effort in hopes of turning around enough lawmakers to gain a Senate floor vote on gun restrictions.

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 state close to approving gun measures

2013-04-04 08:06

The US state where 20 young children were shot dead at school in December has moved closer to putting in place some of the country's strictest gun control laws.

 
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