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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gun debate a window into the US soul

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... prices. It's counterintuitive and difficult for outsiders to understand, but Barack Obama's two-term presidency- with his leaning towards tougher gun control- has helped create a gun investment bubble. The Newtown killing, unlike previous campus shootings, involved very young children and turned public sentiment. As gun control looked more likely, people rushed to buy guns before ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    US must tighten gun control laws

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... militia". Well regulated means restricted, controlled, monitored. This is the solution to the dangers of private gun ownership that America's founders placed explicitly in the amendment itself. ... and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life. America is familiar with gun-related mass shootings, including a recent mall shooting in Oregon and The Dark Knight Rises ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2013

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Sam to bail it out in times of trouble. Isabel Escoda, Lantau   America's lax gun laws put lives at risk I was disappointed that recent efforts to get tougher gun control legislation ... be tighter gun control in the country. It is so easy for people, including criminals, to get hold of firearms. President Barack Obama's proposals to expand background checks to gun buyers [not ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America caught in a cycle of gun violence

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Angeles Times, once published a series of full-page editorials demanding national gun-control legislation and enforcement. The bottom line was that American culture was just too immature to permit ... realities of today's times. What this means is, the enormity of this Connecticut tragedy notwithstanding, deep gun control, if not abolition outside of law enforcement, is not on the immediate ...

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    After latest gun massacre in US, who will stop this beast on the loose?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... compel a nation to make it as difficult as possible for anyone or anything to get its hands on semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Not because this would be "gun control", but just good ... oppose "gun control", of the danger of becoming that which enthralls it most. Alex Lo is on leave ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun law debate has knock-on effect

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... to accept more control of guns in the community. The horror of the shooting massacre last month of 20 small schoolchildren by a lone gunman remains fresh enough in the memory to compel attention. President Barack Obama has seized on it to rally public pressure for a reluctant Congress to pass broad gun-control legislation, including a ban on possession of military-style assault weapons ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American myth of freedom through guns

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey Sachs says no sane policy is possible if people do not see that violence does not protect The American myth of freedom through guns The brutal murder of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, shakes us to the core as individuals and requires a response as citizens. The United States seems to reel from one mass gun killing to another- roughly one ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 21, 2012

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... typhoon shelter next to the Museum of Coastal Defence in Lei Yue Mun. Daniel Keeping, Causeway Bay   Learning from other nations' gun control After the Dunblane shooting massacre of 16 ... in Britain, and the public has a low level of protection as a result. Hong Kong has very tight control over privately owned firearms, and the police are fully armed and highly trained and able ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right words, and again it is not enough. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, rightly says the country needs him to show leadership and send a gun-control bill to congress. Sadly, the political realities mean the US will never have stringent gun laws. But there should at least be controls on assault weapons, online sales and high-capacity ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 20, 2012

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that the law comes first and the vanity of tycoons, second. Mark Peaker, The Peak   Tighten laws controlling gun ownership The mass shootings in the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut sent ... school in Connecticut has reignited calls from gun control activists in the US for laws restricting access to weapons. Free speech and freedom of religion are seen as basic rights for US ...




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