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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1137087/thousands-march-washington-stricter-gun-control
  2. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya a nation awash with guns

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tripoli Out-of-control militia groups hold sway as the government is powerless and world groups cannot decide who they should be dealing with Tripoli a city that is awash with guns The open-air fish market was once where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothe s and pets. Now it is Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1455660/libya-nation-awash-guns
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128767/obama-vows-vigorously-pursue-control-guns-month-after-newton-school
  4. News - Asia - Southwest Pacific

    New Caledonia gun sales shoot up ahead of independence vote

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 05:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the lifestyles of both indigenous Kanaks and more recent arrivals- but a debate on gun control in the islands is heating up, fuelled in part by a looming referendum on the polarising issue ... average, citing high levels of alcohol abuse. Alcohol is already subject to comparatively stringent controls- buying “takeaway” drinks over the weekend is prohibited, for example. Guns complicate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434956/new-caledonia-gun-sales-shoot-ahead-independence-vote
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1128409/obama-unveil-gun-control-proposals-week
  6. News - World - NEWTOWN MASS SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook school massacre rekindles US gun control debate

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook massacre stirs gun control debate No one yet knows what transformed nerdy, small-town loner Adam Lanza into a black-clad monster who gunned down ... the 1999 rampage at Columbine High School massacre, questions will be asked not just about his motive, but also about gun control. Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Newtown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1106994/sandy-hook-school-massacre-rekindles-us-gun-control-debate
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1107655/us-must-tighten-gun-control-laws
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134737/us-gun-law-debate-has-knock-effect
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2013

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

    ... Sam to bail it out in times of trouble. Isabel Escoda, Lantau   America's lax gun laws put lives at risk I was disappointed that recent efforts to get tougher gun control legislation ... be tighter gun control in the country. It is so easy for people, including criminals, to get hold of firearms. President Barack Obama's proposals to expand background checks to gun buyers [not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1246913/letters-editor-may-27-2013
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Four killed in Thailand as gun battles erupt at Bangkok protests

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok One police officer and three protesters killed in gunfire Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Tuesday and four people ... is a fragile democracy under Thaksin’s control and eradicate his influence by altering electoral arrangements. The government, haunted by memories of a bloody 2010 crackdown by a previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430139/three-killed-thailand-gun-battles-erupt-bangkok-protests

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