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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Gun enthusiasts fear that decision to include Russian-made rifles on sanctions list is excuse for Democrats to ban weapons they dislike U.S. ban on AK-47 imports sets ... that the sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict was a back-door excuse to ban guns many Democrats don't like. Some customers bought up to 10 rifles for nearly US$1,000 each, ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Uzi girl's shooting of instructor shows up lax gun laws and attitudes in US

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Most US states let children fire guns, even if some may be too young to understand how Lax laws and attitudes behind girl's Uzi accident In the wake ... Webster said. "There's a mindset that's fairly prevalent in the US that there's nothing wrong with kids firing guns." The industry pitch for the gun has revolved around ...

  3. 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 ... Weibo microblogger wrote as news of the incident emerged. “And [owning and using guns] is still considered a ‘normal’ thing in the US, simply because it’s a so-called ‘democratic’ country.” “I ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun bill stumbles over background checks

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 09:47am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A US Senate panel approved legislation on Thursday that makes gun trafficking a federal crime, but bills banning assault weapons and expanding background ... made it a priority to rein in gun violence in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults with a semi-automatic rifle last ...

  5. News - World

    Lawyers spar over fate of California boy who killed neo-Nazi father

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:24pm by Reuters in Riverside, California

    ... that Hall, now 12, shot his 32-year-old father, a regional director of the National Socialist Movement, with his own gun, but argue that the boy should not be held criminally responsible. The case ... in self-defence. Hardy displayed a photo of Hall, his father and an unidentified young girl standing with a man who was wearing Ku Klux Klan robes. Hall was holding a toy gun in the picture. “I put ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Goodell under pressure for seeming to trivialise the Ray Rice domestic violence case

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 11:40pm by APSPT

    ... Jim Litke NFL commissioner is under pressure to resign for seemingly trivialising a domestic violence case against Ray Rice by giving him a two-game ban GRIEF GOODELL GRIEF Roger Goodell ... the truth about why he went easy on Ray Rice the first time. After all, like the rest of us, he didn't need to see actual footage of the vicious punch Rice threw to figure out how Janay Palmer, ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq to spend almost US$1b in latest weapons deal with US

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... included 200 "up-armoured" Humvee vehicles with machine gun mounts, valued at US$101 million, and seven aerostats, or tethered airships, for surveillance valued at about US$90 million. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Iraq to spend US$1b inlatest US weapons deal The United States plans to sell nearly US$1 billion worth of war planes, armoured vehicles and surveillance ...

  10. 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 ...




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