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  1. News - World

    US Senate faces a showdown over gun rights

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... trafficking and boost school safety measures. Some Republican amendments being put forward are seen by gun control advocates as watering down the legislation. With the bill under threat, Obama has ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The US Senate faces a showdown on Wednesday over gun rights, but even supporters of a contentious compromise on background checks conceded they might ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Guns go off by accident at US weapons shows, five injured

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 11:14am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Accidental gunfire at three gun shows around the United States on Saturday left five injured, authorities said. Three people were injured in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show at the state fairgrounds, a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people. State agriculture department spokesman Brian Long said a 12-gauge shotgun discharged ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama renews call for gun control after Washington Navy Yard shooting

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington President 'cannot accept' no change but gun reform still faces Senate opposition Obama renews call for gun control after latest tragedy US ... with mental illness. Police killed Alexis in a gun battle. By the end of the day, the Senate's chief gun control proponent, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, was calling on her colleagues to restart ...

  4. News - World - ELECTIONS

    Two Colorado senators kicked out by power of US gun lobby

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Denver, Colorado Elections forced by activists may be start of nationwide move against gun-control supporters Two senators kicked out by power of U.S. gun lobby The removal of two Colorado state senators who voted for tighter gun control serves as an example of what can happen to US lawmakers who support gun restrictions- even in a state that has suffered two ...

  5. News - World - GUN CONTROL

    Obama proposes new gun control background checks for the mentally ill

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... proposed two new federal gun control rules on Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings. The rules ... The massacre relaunched a push for gun control laws in America and a handful of states have since tightened gun rules. But the national measures Obama sought, including a plan for enhanced background ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Killing 'em with gun jokes

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:09pm by Jesse Appell

    ... the list, but the biggest trope was something that nobody thought to mention: Chinese people make fun of America’s obsession with guns. As someone who has sat in far too many small bars listening to Chinese comedians, gun jokes have come up again and again, and I have come to realize that there are few areas where there is such a stark cultural difference between Chinese and American culture ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shocking massacre ... is not the finish line, today is the starting block. This is not an individual race, but this is a team relay.” Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, who has come out in support of gun control, called for action ...

  9. News - Asia - CORRUPTION

    US gun maker Smith & Wesson fined US$2m for bribery overseas

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US gun maker fined for bribery US gun maker Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay US$2 million in fines for bribing officials in Indonesia, Pakistan and other countries to gain sales deals. The US Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company, whose hand guns are popular in law enforcement and military services, of facilitating bribes ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Policewoman under investigation after machine gun goes off in Hong Kong police station

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:13pm

    ... Clifford Lo A policewoman was under investigation today after her machine gun went off while she was unloading it at Mong Kok police station. A bullet from the Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun slammed into the wall after discharging in the station's loading bay on Prince Edward Road at 3pm yesteray. "One shot was fired damaging a wooden partition," a senior ...




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