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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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Gun debate a window into the US soul After the Newtown massacre at an elementary school in December, Americans rushed to buy guns. I rushed to buy US gun stocks. ... 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 ...

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    American myth of freedom through guns

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

    ... 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 a month this year alone. America needs to find a better way. Other countries have done so. Between the mid-1970s and the mid-1990s, Australia had several mass shootings. After a massacre in 1996, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it, December 23, 2012

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and seven adults in the United States were killed by a gunman. While the school shooting in Connecticut has sparked discussion about gun control, the tragedy in China points to the necessity ... School violence in China and the United States HOW THEY SEE IT 1. The New York Times Like other shootings before it, the Newtown tragedy has reawakened America to its fixation ...

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    America caught in a cycle of gun violence

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

    ... to believe significant problems can be solved by resort to the gun. Last week's massacre in Connecticut was one of the worst mass executions in the history of our violent culture. ... 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

    ... "Seung-hui Cho", which shot dead 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech, in the worst of the US mass shootings in recent decades. Other countries have them, too- Norway, Scotland, Australia, ... of when to strike. In fact, inspired by Friday's events in Connecticut, this fiend has probably rushed out to get a Bushmaster or Glock of its own, still unaware, like those nutters who ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun culture the biggest hurdle to a law that would save lives

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... shooting or the Connecticut massacre, the deadliest ever at a US school. In both cases, weapons had been stolen from parents to commit the crimes. A shooting last month at the University ... SCMP Editorial US gun culture the big barrier School shootings in the US have become so commonplace that they are more ignored than remarked upon. President Barack Obama would have said ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Outcry over Chinese state media coverage of tragic school attacks

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 02:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut , in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province , China - both involved ... a nationalist spin on the news has backfired miserably. Netizens slammed state-television network CCTV for providing full broadcasts and analysis of the Connecticut shooting in an attempt to divert ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    US must tighten gun control laws

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

    ... Constitution allows US government to regulate firearms I write regarding the mass shooting on Friday morning in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children 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 ...

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    Mass murderers are all terrorists, whatever weapon they use

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Lanza went on a shooting spree last December at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 people, including 20 children, it was not terrorism. But when a bomber blew up people ... The motives of Lanza, Mendoza, and all those kids who went on shooting sprees in US schools, were likewise to make a statement by indiscriminately killing people. Where is the difference? We want ...

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    US must renew ban on private ownership of assault weapons

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Renew ban on assault weapons Anywhere else, the shooting massacre of 20 small schoolchildren would give unstoppable momentum to a campaign to tighten laws on the possession ... with the NRA the most. Testament to that is the defeat of previous attempts sparked by civilian shooting atrocities to regulate the constitutional right to bear arms. As a result Americans have ...




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