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National Rifle Association

Fears of gun registry prompt NRA to back lawsuit against US surveillance

In a brief backing the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit against senior US government officials, the NRA said the collection of vast communications threatens privacy and could allow the government to create a registry of gun owners.

Thursday, 5 September, 2013, 4:50pm

Who said it?

I can't say we have satisfaction [from Beijing] at this stage ... we remain in the dialogue process

Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid, on the row over an alleged incursion by Chinese troops


[You] here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors

5 May 2013 - 2:51am

Bring sanity to US gun debate

The latest attempt to bring some sanity to Americans' right to bear arms came down to one measure - expanded background checks to stop the sale of guns to criminals and the mentally ill. Political lobbying in the US senate killed proposals to control automatic assault weapons and online sales. But even that did not satisfy opponents, led by the National Rifle Association.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am 1 comment

White House releases Obama shooting picture

Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

3 Feb 2013 - 10:25am

New York enacts 'toughest' gun law in US

New York has passed what supporters called the toughest gun ownership law in the country, becoming the first US state to impose new restrictions in the wake of last month's school massacre in Connecticut.

Lawmakers in the lower house of the state Assembly on Tuesday voted 104-43 in favour of the measure, which had been approved by the upper house in a 43-18 vote late Monday.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:11am

Controversy over US National Rifle Association's shooting game

The US National Rifle Association, which blames video games in part for mass shootings, triggered controversy after coming out with its own shooting game for iPhones and iPads.

NRA: Practice Range, is billed as "the NRA's new mobile nerve centre" with access to information about gun safety, legislation and news from the influential 4.25 million-member US gun lobby group.

17 Jan 2013 - 4:11am

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

Americans wants armed guards in school, NRA's Wayne LaPierre says

The largest US gun rights lobbying organisation yesterday forcefully stuck to its call for placing armed police officers and security guards in every school as the best way to avoid shootings such as the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:07am

National Rifle Association's hard line suggests tough fight for new gun laws

The National Rifle Association's response to the Connecticut school shooting means any effort to pass new gun-control laws must overcome opposition from an organisation with longstanding clout in Congress.

NRA chief Wayne LaPierre on Friday dismissed calls for tighter gun limits and instead recommended armed school guards following the massacre of 20 children and six adults.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:58am

America's gun warfare

While the gruesome shooting of eight members of a biker gang in rural Ontario last weekend has rocked Canadian society, such violent deaths involving guns have long been routine TV viewing south of the border.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am