Gun Violence

  • Police: 6 people dead in weekend Chicago shootings May 27, 2013

    Chicago: Chicago authorities say at least six people have been killed in weekend violence and at least another 11 wounded. Police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday. The county medical examiner says Charles Jones was pronounced dead at around 3:30 am....
  • Weapons of war have no place on our streets: Obama February 5, 2013

    Washington: "Weapons of war have no place on our streets," US President Barack Obama said on February 4 at an event with law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where gun violence among teens has declined by 40 per cent. "No law or set of laws can keep our children completely...
  • US: Woman loses her fourth child to gun violence January 27, 2013

    Chicago: At least five people were gunned down on January 26 in Chicago, including a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother Shirley's youngest child was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car on the...
  • 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. ...
  • Obama unveils $ 500 mn gun violence package January 16, 2013

    Washington: 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. The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity...
  • US: Obama to unveil gun violence measures today January 16, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will propose an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday as part of a package of proposals to curb gun violence one month after the Newtown school massacre. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who led a task force that made...
  • Obama sets January deadline to address gun violence December 20, 2012

    Washington: In the wake of the huge public outcry over the deadly Connecticut elementary school massacre, President Barack Obama has set a January deadline for proposals to deal with gun violence in the United States. Five days after last week's massacre that left 26, including 20 children, dead, Obama on...