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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Newtown mother pleads for gun control at White House

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 04:20pm by The Associated Press in Washington

    ... The Associated Press in Washington The mother of a Newtown, Connecticut, shooting victim is making a deeply personal plea from the White House for all Americans to take action on gun violence. Francine Wheeler’s 6-year-old son, Ben, was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. She’s stepping in for President Barack Obama to deliver the president’s weekly radio and Internet ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama makes ‘last-ditch’ push in Connecticut on gun control

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Hartford, Connecticut

    ... Reuters in Hartford, Connecticut President Barack Obama, his voice rising with emotion, urged Americans to pile pressure on a reluctant Congress on Monday to approve new gun control legislation that is at risk of falling victim to Washington gridlock. “We need a vote,” he shouted. Obama took his gun control argument to the University of Hartford, an hour’s drive from the town ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns expose loophole in laws on private sales

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Mayors' group exposes loophole in gun sale law Thousands of guns are being offered for sale illegally by unlicensed firearms dealers on a US website, according to a report released by a group of mayors campaigning for weapons control. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded and largely funded by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, examined sales on Armslist.com ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Barack Obama demands Congress passes gun control measures

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President calls on Congress to enact stronger firearm controls, while proposals face fierce opposition from influential pro-gun lobby Obama urges end ... after meeting with fellow Democrats. "I hope we get them but we don't have them now." The blunt assessment speaks volumes about the uphill battle facing gun control advocates. ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to unveil gun-control proposals this week

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 08:54am by Reuters in Washington

    ... to restricting the access and availability of guns, although Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, traditionally are seen as being more resistant to such efforts. Obama, a Democrat who won re-election in November, said gun enthusiasts would be hard-pressed to say his administration had infringed on their constitutional right to bear arms, and he said gun control opponents ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Two US firefighters shot dead in arson ‘trap’

    Posted Dec 25th 2012, 01:25pm by AFP

    ... the gunman’s motive. The incident, which comes as debate rages in the United States about gun control following the Newtown school massacre earlier this month, happened shortly before 6am in a small ... after a shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, that saw a disturbed young man gun down 20 children, aged six and seven, and six adults. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had ...




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