ARTICLES RELATING TO GUN CONTROL

The one question you didn't think to ask before a playdate that can save your child's life

2019-02-07 11:11

Scary Mommy recently posted a video of the one question you're probably NOT asking before a play date. And it's an important, lifesaving, one. Is your gun locked up?

5-year-old kids are learning to survive school shootings to the tune of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'

2018-06-09 15:33

Geogy Cohen tweeted a sign at her daughter's kindergarten in Somerville, Massachusetts, taught children how to hide from active shooters. She added that her child had been practising live active shooter drills at pre-kindergarten.

Ten dead in Texas school shooting, student arrested

2018-05-19 07:13

The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior at Santa Fe High School. He is being held on capital murder charges, meaning he could face the death penalty.

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

2018-03-26 06:20

From Los Angeles to New York City and around the world, hundreds of thousands of teens and their supporters have rallied to demand stricter gun controls to reduce gun violence.

'Tired of being afraid': Hundreds of thousands decry guns

2018-03-24 23:09

Hundreds of thousands have rallied in Washington and cities across the US to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.

Wave of US companies taking stand over selling guns, facing retribution

2018-03-02 10:31

Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.

Teens in America are calling “BS” on lawmakers, planning mass school walk-out after Parkland school mass shooting

2018-02-19 17:33

"We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks," exclaims Emma Gonzales, a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting.

Dems push for US gun safety bills; GOP legislation in limbo

2017-10-03 13:10

The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has renewed Democrats' calls for gun safety legislation, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Reeva foundation joins call to get guns out of abusive homes

2017-08-02 22:28

The Reeva Steenkamp Foundation has joined a Women's Month call for victims of domestic violence to have guns in their homes legally removed.

INFOGRAPHIC: America's gun violence epidemic

2016-09-26 14:40

This year alone has seen over 200 mass shootings in the US and over 10 thousand deaths coming from the barrel of a gun. Despite calls for stricter gun control, it seems like America's gun problem is only getting worse.

 

6 questions answered about gun ownership

2018-10-22 16:32

Last week gun owners' associations were up in arms over a draft bill on gun licences which proposes taking away self-defence as a reason to own a gun. Jackie Nagtegaal answers six questions about gun ownership in South Africa.

Teenager accidentally shot dead by school friend

2018-05-29 15:14

Local detectives have launched a homicide investigation and urged parents to educate their children on gun safety.

Tougher gun control laws: Dialogue of the deaf in America

2018-03-31 10:06

Most Americans favour tougher gun control laws as they repeatedly endure the tragedy of school shootings, one massacre after another, and other random gun violence.

Martin Luther King jnr's granddaughter appeals for 'gun-free world'

2018-03-25 09:19

The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King jnr made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington.

Eiffel Tower protest: Marchers back more US gun control

2018-03-24 22:47

Calls for greater gun control in the US have reached as far as the Eiffel Tower, where 100 demonstrators demanded "Protect children, not guns!"

PICS: Son of a gun! US couples take weapons to church ceremony

2018-03-01 12:28

Dozens of US couples have donned crowns and cradled guns at a controversial ceremony in a Pennsylvania church, forcing a nearby school to close and angering protesters.

FBI warned about Florida school shooter but failed to act

2018-02-17 07:33

The head of the FBI faced calls to resign after the agency admitted it had received a chilling warning from a tipster that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz could be planning such a massacre but failed to follow up.

Toddler shoots 2 other children at day care

2017-09-28 19:02

Police say a toddler accidentally shot and injured two other children at a home day care facility in suburban Detroit.

2-year-old shoots 1-year-old sibling in the face

2016-11-16 13:45

Baton Rouge police say a 2-year-old shot a 1-year-old sibling in the face inside a parked car in north Baton Rouge, leaving the infant in serious condition

No guns for marijuana card holders, US court rules

2016-09-01 13:11

A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders.

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