Gun Laws in the United States

Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

Protesters hold up placards during the March on Washington for Gun Control on Saturday. Photo: Xinhua

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

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2012

More to be done to tackle Hong Kong's housing problem. Photo: Bloomberg

Flats initiative a short-term measure

I was delighted by the government's announcement on Monday, December 24, that it planned to boost land supply [in the coming quarter] for the construction of 3,000 new apartments.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm 3 comments

City lawsuits take aim at firearms industry

Two of the United States' most violent cities have mounted an unprecedented legal challenge against the firearms industry in a bid to reverse the tide of gun-related deaths.

Chicago and New Orleans are suing gun makers and retailers, hoping to do to gun violence what a nationwide torrent of litigation has done to the tobacco industry.

16 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Guangdong officers told to obey gun laws

The Guangdong Public Security Bureau has warned its officers to observe gun rules, just days after a policeman opened fire on civilians.

The Public Security Bureau has called on officers at all levels to consolidate their knowledge of the rules regarding gun use, China News Service reported.

21 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Arms trade thrives despite crackdown on illegal guns

More than 560,000 illegal guns have been confiscated so far during the Strike Hard crackdown on crime, but the illicit trade in firearms is still thriving, according to government statistics.

The seizure amounted to nearly one-fifth of all civilian guns - a total of 2.8 million - registered in the country.

17 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Must have gun elimination

The latest comments by the National Rifle Association (NRA) of the US that the problem with the massacre in Tasmania was that the tourists who were shot did not also have guns, is typical of a weak and inadequate group of people who presumably only feel like adults when playing with their deadly toys.

8 May 1996 - 12:00am