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  1. News - China Insider - GUN CONTROL

    'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 07:33am by Jeremy Blum

    ... death of a shooting instructor in Arizona, US gun culture has been a hot topic on the minds of Chinese social media users for the last several weeks. “Americans love guns” was the common ... an instructor at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, was accidentally shot through the head while teaching the girl how to fire an Uzi sub-machine gun. WATCH: The moments before a girl ...

  2. 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 ...


    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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun's sale by California store draws fury of gun rights advocates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:22am by WASHPOST

    ... it impossible to fire without the watch. Gun control advocates, who believe smart guns can reduce gun violence, suicides and accidental shootings, marked it a milestone. "These people ... Smith & Wesson endured after it signed a landmark gun control agreement with the Clinton administration in 2000 that called for the company to research and introduce smart guns. Boycotts ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...




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