ARTICLES RELATING TO GUN CONTROL

Five dead, 21 hurt in Texas mass shooting

2019-09-01 07:42

A gunman hijacked a US postal truck and opened fire at random in the US state of Texas, shooting dead at least five people and wounding many others before dying in a shootout with officers.

Multiple dead after shooting at Walmart store in Texas: official

2019-08-03 22:10

A shooting at a shopping mall in the US state of Texas on Saturday caused up to 20 casualties, and three suspects were in custody, authorities said.

New Zealand's new gun laws get final assent to take effect

2019-04-11 22:45

New Zealand's governor general has signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons weeks after a man used such guns to kill 50 people at mosques in Christchurch.

New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

2019-03-25 22:08

Prime minister announces NZ will hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country's highest form of investigation.

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.

 

WATCH | 2020 Democrats demand action on guns after horror week

2019-08-11 09:41

Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls made proposals ranging from firearm licensing to re-imposing an assault weapons ban at an Iowa gun safety forum Saturday, one week after mass shootings that thrust the country's firearm violence into the presidential race.

More than 1 000 guns seized in Los Angeles raid

2019-05-09 21:45

More than 1 000 handguns and rifles have been seized in a raid on a mansion in an upscale neighbourhood in the US city of Los Angeles, law enforcement authorities said.

New Zealand lawmakers pass initial vote for new gun controls

2019-04-03 05:19

New Zealand lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new gun controls during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week

New Zealand bans assault weapons, triggering similar calls in US

2019-03-21 08:00

New Zealand imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons, taking swift action in response to the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for curbs in the United States.

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.

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