GUN LAWS

  • Newtown mother to deliver weekly address for Obama April 12, 2013

    Washington: In the rarest of the rare move, US President Barack Obama has asked the mother of a sixyearold killed in last December's Newtown massacre to stand in for him to address the nation this weekend. Obama's move comes as the White House continues it campaign to pressure Congress into...
  • Gun laws: US Senators reach background check deal April 11, 2013

    Washington: Two senators announced on Wednesday that they have struck a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more firearms purchases, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb gun violence. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Republican Senator Pat Toomey announced their pact on Wednesday. Subjecting...
  • NYC mayor announces $ 12 mn gun control ad campaign March 24, 2013

    New York: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new $12mn television ad campaign that will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks. Bloomberg, one of the most prominent gun control proponents in the country, announced the ad campaign by Mayors Against...
  • US: South Dakota to allow teachers to carry arms March 9, 2013

    Pierre: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law on Friday a measure allowing the state's school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns, the first of its kind since the Connecticut school shooting. Supporters say the so-called sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as December's shooting at Sandy...
  • 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...
  • Strengthen gun control laws: Obama tells Congress January 19, 2013

    Washington: With sentiments running high in favour of stricter gun control laws, US President Barack Obama on Saturday asked the Congress to speed up legislations for universal background checks for people trying to buy guns, and restoring a ban on militarystyle assault weapons. Obama's open appeal to the US Congress...
  • There are several loopholes in Arms Act 1962: Binalakshmi Nepram December 19, 2012

    The recent massacre of children and their teachers at a Newtown, Connecticut, school saw the debate on gun law resume in the United States where more than 270 million guns are in public hands. India, incidentally, has the second largest number of guns (46 million) in public hands in the...
  • Virginia: US Cong wary about gun laws April 23, 2007

    New Delhi: After last week's carnage, students will return to Virginia Tech University on Monday. But the incident has sparked off a new debate in the US. Members of the Congress want a new law that stops people with a history of mental illness from buying guns. They want background...