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  1. News - World

    National Rifle Association takes back criticism of ‘open carry’ rallies

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Houston Statement labelled advocates of taking assault rifles into public places 'weird' Gun lobby rolls back 'open carry' criticism The most influential pro-gun group in the US has rolled back an earlier statement criticising "open carry" rallies in Texas in which gun rights advocates bring military-style assault rifles ...

  2. AK47

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... of the revolutionary chic style that borrows its name from the German terrorist group Baader-Meinhof wearing apparel bearing the automatic rifle's silhouette. Journalist Michael Hodges' book, ...

  3. Assault rifles make PNG's gang feuds more deadly

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... on for centuries. But the introduction of automatic weapons in the past decade has made tribal feuds much more deadly. 'They used to settle disputes with bows and arrows, but now it's with assault rifles,' said Philip Alpers, an Australian academic who addressed the five-day summit at Goroka, in PNG's mountainous interior. 'There's been a massive increase in lethality.' ...

  4. News - World

    Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 09:23am by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle ... to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers,” Kalashnikov said in July 2007 at a ceremony marking the rifle’s 60th anniversary. The weapon’s suitability for jungle and desert ...

  5. News - World - GUN CONTROL

    US assault weapons ban proposal sidelined

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Lack of support in Congress sees post-Newton massacre idea cut from proposed gun controls US assault weapons ban bid sidelined US lawmakers have dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress. The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Controversy over US National Rifle Association's shooting game

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and shotguns, including the type of assault rifle used in the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre last month. Players have one minute to pick off as many targets as possible, then post their scores ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Shooting game triggers controversy The US National Rifle Association, which blames video games in part for mass shootings, triggered controversy after ...

  7. Don't blame AK-47 for mayhem, says inventor

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the world's most popular assault rifle. 'I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence,' Mr Kalashnikov said on Friday at a ceremony marking the birth of the rifle, the initials of which stand for 'Avtomat Kalashnikov'. It was before he started designing the gun that he slept badly, worried about ...

  8. News - World - GUN CONTROL

    My Little Rifle: Portraits explore why American children bear arms

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:19pm by Staff Reporter

    ... States and explore the reasons why weapons are now being made available to children. The boy shot his sister with a.22-calibre "Crickett" rifle marketed at children. The rifles may come ... Little Rifle.  Among them are Abby, aged eight; Tatum, six; Hayley, six; and Benjamin, seven. All of the weapons are functional guns. The photographs were accompanied by drawings ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Germany breaks political taboo by arming Kurds against Islamists in Iraq

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Steinmeier, adding that the international community had to support the persecuted. The equipment, which will be delivered in three stages, will include 30 anti-tank missiles, 16,000 assault rifles ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Germany sends arms to support Iraqi Kurds Germany is to send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist ...

  10. The big bang

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Marshall

    ... arsenal is legal and includes three belt-fed Browning machine guns; a Colt M4 carbine used by US Special Forces for close-quarter combat; two Colt AR15 assault rifles, cousins of the ubiquitous ... with a Bushmaster XM15 assault rifle, a copy of the banned Colt AR15. Despite the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 that left 13 dead, the Republican-dominated Congress allowed the ban to expire. ...




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