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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US gun lobby blasted for opposing Obama’s choice for surgeon general

    Posted May 08th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm owners," said one NRA letter to lawmakers. Dr Murthy's... support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun opponents in the United States force a sales rethink

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... future and prompted some gun-control advocates to back away from legislative efforts to mandate the technology. The owners of Engage Armament in Rockville, a Washington suburb, endured ... of support, with many people commenting online that it should be a buyer's choice. Gun-control advocates were disappointed that protest had caused another potential seller to back off. Advocates ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun culture ‘way out of balance’, Hillary Clinton says

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:07pm by AP

    ... people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated. That's what happens in the countries I've visited where there is no rule of law and no self-control". ... Associated Press in Washington Gun culture 'way out of balance', Clinton says Hillary Rodham Clinton said the nation's gun culture had gotten "way out of balance" ...

  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. Time to speak out on gun control

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the civilian arms race is to innocent Americans. The NRA represents supporters of total permissiveness who get away with saying that debate on gun control at times like this is exploitation of tragedy. ... gun laws. Americans are constitutionally guaranteed the right to bear arms. But that need not mean that psychopaths can go online or into gun stores and legally arm themselves to the teeth ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Victims of attack on families travelling home for Eid include members of unofficial security force Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 in southern Philippines Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipinos travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan ...

  8. News - World

    Obama unveils 23 executive actions to curb gun violence

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:38am by AFP

    ... cannot put off gun control measures “any longer.” Obama also called on Congress to pass deeper measures, including universal background checks for gun buyers and bans on high-capacity magazine ... Obama said, pledging to use the full weight of his office to pass new gun control measures. “These are our children.” “What we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America caught in a cycle of gun violence

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

    ... Angeles Times, once published a series of full-page editorials demanding national gun-control legislation and enforcement. The bottom line was that American culture was just too immature to permit ... 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    After latest gun massacre in US, who will stop this beast on the loose?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... compel a nation to make it as difficult as possible for anyone or anything to get its hands on semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Not because this would be "gun control", but just good ... oppose "gun control", of the danger of becoming that which enthralls it most. Alex Lo is on leave ...




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