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Gun Laws

Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

Protesters, backed by senior officials, marched in silence for around 30 minutes along the National Mall near the US Capitol and Washington Monument, carrying white placards marked with the names and pictures of gun crime victims.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 12:32pm

Pro-gun lobby distorting constitution

The Newtown massacre last month that resulted in 27 deaths, including those of 20 children, has once again renewed debate on gun control in the United States.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:02am 2 comments

Obama backs bill to ban assault weapons

US President Barack Obama backs a new bill to revive an assault weapons ban, the White House said on Tuesday, fleshing out his response to a shocking school massacre.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US mourns victims of Connecticut school massacre

Residents of the small Connecticut community of Newtown were reeling yesterday from one of the worst mass shootings in US history, as police sought answers as to what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children, some as young as five.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

'I want Christmas, I don't want to die', pupil said during school shooting

First, he killed his mother. Then 20-year-old Adam Lanza drove her car through Newtown, Connecticut, and arrived at a school brimming with the season's joy.

Theodore Varga and other fourth-grade teachers, still glowing from their pupils' concert the previous night, were meeting.

16 Dec 2012 - 5:15am

Latest gun tragedy unlikely to lead to tougher laws, political insiders say

Another mass shooting, another drive for gun control. But will the latest shooting - this time at an elementary school - change the political calculus in Washington and generate more support for tougher gun laws?

"I think the impact of this is going to be inescapable," said Kristen Rand, legislative director of the Violence Policy Centre.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:58am