GUN CONTROL

  • Barack Obama for new gun laws to stop 'ritual' of massacres in US September 18, 2013

    The killing of 12 people by an alleged lone gunman at the US Navy Yard in Washington has revived the demands for strong gun control measures, absence of which has been the major cause for "ritual" of shooting massacres, US President Barack Obama has said. Obama, in an interview with the...
  • Threatening letters sent to NY mayor may contain ricin: Police May 30, 2013

    New York: Two anonymous letters addressed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin, and referenced the debate on gun laws, police said on Wednesday. The New York Police Department said initial tests on the two letters, opened...
  • US: World's first 3Dprinted gun fires real bullets May 7, 2013

    New York: A nonprofit group from Texas claims to have successfully fired a plastic gun that was made using a 3D printer. The group posted a video on YouTube over the weekend that purportedly shows the company's founder, Cody Wilson, firing the plastic gun. The video shows the gun's various parts...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control April 13, 2013

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six yearold boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • Sikh joins other religions demanding gun control laws April 13, 2013

    Washington: Members of the Sikh community joined other religious leaders in urging the US Congress to pass strict gun control laws to prevent the recent surge in gun violence in the country, including the one at a Wisconsin Gurdwara in 2012. The religious leaders gathered on the National Mall in...
  • 'Hard work starts now' as US Senate takes up gun control April 12, 2013

    Washington: The US Senate cleared the way on Thursday for debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of guncontrol legislation prompted by the Newtown school massacre. The Senate voted 6831 to open what will likely be weeks of emotional debate on President...
  • US: Obama makes last ditch push for gun control laws April 9, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday made one more push to have strict gun control laws, with back ground checks, through the US Congress where lawmakers are resisting his move. Reminding an audience in Hartford, Connecticut, about the death of innocent people due to several shooting incidents across the...
  • Yoko Ono tweets pic of Lennon's bloodied glasses March 21, 2013

    London: John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono has entered the gun control laws debate in the US by posting a photo of the former Beatle's blood- spattered glasses on Twitter. On what would have been the couple's 44th wedding anniversary, the 79-year-old artiste and social activist tweeted the image in several...
  • Sikh community in US seeks guncontrol measures February 3, 2013

    Washington: A Sikh group has urged communities of all faiths to observe February 5, marking six months of the August 5 shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a call to lawmakers to pass gun control measures. Appealing to all the Sikh gurdwaras to observe on Sunday as...
  • Teen who performed at Obama's inaugural event shot dead January 31, 2013

    Chicago: A 15yearold girl who had performed in US President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities is the latest face on the everincreasing homicide toll in the President's hometown, killed in a Chicago park as she talked with friends by a gunman who apparently was not even aiming at her. Chicago police...
  • Thousands march for gun control in Washington January 27, 2013

    Washington: Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now", joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Leading the crowd were marchers with "We Are Sandy Hook" signs, paying tribute...
  • Obama's second term: Tough challenges lie ahead January 22, 2013

    The President spoke directly to the American people on Monday after the swearingin ceremony, giving a glimpse into the next four years. ...
  • US: Barack Obama unveils $ 500 mn gun violence package January 17, 2013

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children. ...
  • NRA calls Obama 'elitist hypocrite' January 16, 2013

    Washington: America's powerful progun National Rifle Association (NRA) has described US President Barack Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" for providing Secret Service protection to his daughters but saying he was "skeptical" about deploying armed guards in schools. The 35second provocative television ad was released by the NRA ahead of Obama's...
  • New York enacts toughest gun control laws January 16, 2013

    New York: New York has become the first US state to enact new gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut Elementary School in December. The new law imposes restrictions on assault weapons and also seeks to prevent the mentally ill from possessing guns. The state...
  • US: Protesters to demand Walmart to stop selling guns January 15, 2013

    In the US, the push for stopping gun violence is coming to the front door of the nation's largest retailer with protesters planning to deliver a petition to Walmart, demanding it stop selling semiautomatic weapons. ...
  • US: Obama to outline gun control measures this week January 15, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he would outline the gun control measures by the end of this week. In his last press conference of his first term, Obama told reporters on Monday that from the Vice President Joe Biden he has received a list of "sensible, common...
  • In US gun debate, video game industry defends itself January 12, 2013

    Washington: The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices on Friday at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings like the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre. Vice President Joe Biden, wrapping up three days of wideranging talks on gun...
  • Celebrities demand change in gun law in US January 10, 2013

    Hollywood biggies might be okay with action on the silver screen but in the real world they are demanding strong gun control laws. Demand for stronger gun control laws started following the shooting in a school in Newtown. ...
  • US gun lobby CEO calls for guns to protect schools December 22, 2012

    Washington: The powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby in the United States called on Friday for the deployment of armed guards in every school in the country, weighing in on gun violence for the first time since a school shooting a week ago that shocked Americans. "The only thing that...
  • US: Obama sets Jan deadline for gun proposals December 19, 2012

    Washington: Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country. "This time, the words need to lead to action," said Obama, who set a January deadline for the recommendations. He tasked Vice...
  • Connecticut school shooting sparks debate about US gun control December 17, 2012

    The tragic massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has sparked a new debate about gun control in the US. ...
  • Read: List of US politicians donating to gun group NRA December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Gun control laws in the United States have come under fire after the mass killing on Friday at a Connecticut school, putting renewed pressure on US President Barack Obama and other Democrats to address the easy availability of firearms. Just an hour after Obama tearfully said on national television...
  • Alabama shootout: Trigger happy US sells guns like grocery March 13, 2009

    Alabama, Florida: The uneasy calm in towns on the AlabamaFlorida border is deceptive. Barely two days ago on Tuesday, a gunman went on a rampage at four different locations in the area, killing 9 and injuring four. Panic spread quickly among residents of the quiet town. The gunman was later...
  • Trigger happy: 40 mn guns in India September 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Abhijeet Singh is a software professional who works with Open Source Programs a software that's open to everyone to use without restrictions. He's also part of a growing group which wants the same freedom to extend to something totally different guns. If you're mugged on a street,...