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  1. News - World

    Four dead, 3 police hurt in Pennsylvania shootings

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:04pm by Reuters in Philadelphia

    ... of Pittsburgh, shortly after 9 am EST (10 pm HK time), state police said. The violence in Pennsylvania unfolded as bells tolled and many Americans were observing a moment of silence for the 20 children ... before going on his rampage, which ended with his suicide and has reignited a national debate over gun control. The National Rifle Association pro-gun lobby marked the occasion on Friday ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    A farewell to arms

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 01:25pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... of gun violence much closer to home. Days after the shooting, Dan received an invitation from his daughter’s school principal to attend a town hall meeting to discuss school safety. Later ... The for-and-against arguments go something like this. Supporters of tougher gun laws say “enough is enough.” They blame gun violence on easy access to firearms and question the recreational value ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... BARRY WEISBERG Barry Weisberg says that in no other democratic country has the use of force been as pervasive Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime It is now routine for everyone ... often suffers from some form of mental illness. Second is the discussion about guns. The second amendment to the US Constitution is outdated and a justification for gun violence ...

  4. News - World

    Quiet Connecticut town rocked by mass school shooting

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 09:30am by Reuters in Connecticut

    ... shootings in US history. Tearful parents and children gathered around Sandy Hook Elementary School by midday on Friday, surrounded by police vehicles, as young and old alike struggled to make sense ... to my stomach.” Friday’s attack was the deadliest mass shooting at a US school since a 2007 attack at Virginia Tech University left 32 people dead. “I am still in a daze,” said Alexis’ mother, ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Three dead after gun battle near Texas A&M University in College Station, US

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people, including a policeman serving him with an eviction notice, before he was shot dead by officers in a gun battle in the US state of Texas that lasted 30 minutes. Four people were also injured in the shoot-out near Texas A&M University in College Station. Monday's incident came at a time of national concern in America over gun violence after two recent mass shootings. ...

  6. 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

    ... Beelzebub, Baal or the Lord of Flies. Instead they are called "Adam Lanza", a 20-year-old monster who shot dead its gun-loving mother and 20 children. In July the monster was called ... "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, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America caught in a cycle of gun violence

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

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate blames its cowboy character and the ideology of its constitution for lack of reform America caught in a cycle of gun violence It would not be hard to convince many of us who live on America's West Coast of the painfully obvious need for severe gun-restriction laws and attendant law enforcement. California's leading daily newspaper, the Los ...

  8. News - World

    US school shooting revives gun debate

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 08:56am by Associated Press in Colorado

    ... many of them drawn together through social media sites. Speakers urged President Barack Obama to push for gun control and said the Connecticut shootings were just the latest in a US epidemic of gun violence. Reflecting the difficult politics of gun control, Obama has not pushed for stricter gun laws, calling instead for better enforcement of existing laws. But Friday’s shooting once ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    No escape from the gun madness in US

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... endless reminders however, including tributes from Chiefs players to their fallen and deeply disturbed comrade. If you live in America you deal with the spectre of gun violence every single day. ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Sport can usually distract us from society's ills, but even that is becoming more difficult as Newtown tragedy showed No escape from the madness She ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American myth of freedom through guns

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

    ... Jeffrey Sachs Jeffrey Sachs says no sane policy is possible if people do not see that violence does not protect The American myth of freedom through guns The brutal murder of 20 children 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 ...




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