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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama vows to 'vigorously pursue' control on guns, a month after Newton school massacre

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Obama 'pursuing' gun control US President Barack Obama has pledged to "vigorously pursue …sensible" controls on guns, including ... "common sense" reform recommendations after meeting gun control advocates, firearms lobby groups, mental health experts and software and movie industry officials. The president said he would ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Time to speak out on gun control

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the civilian arms race is to innocent Americans. The NRA represents supporters of total permissiveness who get away with saying that debate on gun control at times like this is exploitation of tragedy. ... gun laws. Americans are constitutionally guaranteed the right to bear arms. But that need not mean that psychopaths can go online or into gun stores and legally arm themselves to the teeth ...

  5. News - World

    Obama unveils 23 executive actions to curb gun violence

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:38am by AFP

    ... cannot put off gun control measures “any longer.” Obama also called on Congress to pass deeper measures, including universal background checks for gun buyers and bans on high-capacity magazine ... Obama said, pledging to use the full weight of his office to pass new gun control measures. “These are our children.” “What we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI investigates Los Angeles Swat unit over illegal gun trading

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

    ... illicit gun trading The FBI is investigating whether members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Swat and Special Investigations Section units violated the law by buying large numbers of custom-made handguns and reselling them for profit. Federal authorities opened the inquiry into the alleged gun sales in recent weeks after LAPD officials alerted them to possible gun ...

  8. Gun control dead

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... dead at Virginia Tech) to argue for more gun control. There's not even pressure to renew the federal law banning the sale of assault rifles, which was recently allowed to lapse. Gun ... but not as many as I want... I guess I kind of believe in gun control: you control your gun, and I'll control mine'. It is a whole new image for Democrats, and it won them control of both houses ...

  9. News - World - INTERNET

    Ban on 3-D printed Liberator handgun in US backfires

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ban on 3-D printed gun backfires Virtual blueprints for the world's first 3-D printable handgun found a safe harbour at file-sharing website ... Department of Defence Trade Controls," said Defence Distributed on its website. "Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information," it added without ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Pro-gun lobby distorting constitution

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Position of pro-gun activists in US flawed and hypocritical The Newtown massacre last month that resulted in 27 deaths, including those of 20 children, has once again renewed debate on gun control in the United States. While the debate will continue, as legislators such as Democrat Dianne Feinstein promised to propose a bill to restrict the use and sale of certain assault weapons ...




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