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  • US States Look to Gun Seizure Law After Mass Killings

    US States Look to Gun Seizure Law After Mass Killings

    As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

  • Kiev, Separatists Fret at Gun Law in Ukraine's Rebel Regions

    Kiev, Separatists Fret at Gun Law in Ukraine's Rebel Regions

    Firearms stores in the separatist-held city of Donetsk in east Ukraine stand empty, the guns that once lined the shelves now sold out or stolen at gunpoint.

  • Thailand's Army Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup

    Thailand's Army Declares Martial Law, Denies Coup

    Thailand's powerful military chief intervened Tuesday for the first time in the country's latest political crisis, declaring martial law and dispatching gun-mounted jeeps into the heart of the capital with a vow to resolve the deepening conflict as q...

  • Oscar Pistorius ordered six new guns before shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Oscar Pistorius ordered six new guns before shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    A gun licenser testified that Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns at the time he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year. South African law allows non-collectors to possess only four firearms.

  • Citing shootings, Barack Obama says must 'go back at' gun-control push

    Citing shootings, Barack Obama says must 'go back at' gun-control push

    President Barack Obama urged supporters on Saturday to "go back at it" and pursue gun-control measures after mass shootings in Washington and Chicago in the past week put the spotlight back onto the problem of gun violence in the United States.

  • US Navy Yard shooting: Investigators review erratic behavior of gunman

    US Navy Yard shooting: Investigators review erratic behavior of gunman

    Investigators focused on the erratic behavior of a former US Navy reservist who law enforcement officials say had reported hearing voices before he shot dead 12 people at a military base in Washington this week. The national conversation turned once ...

  • US President Barack Obama offers new gun control steps

    US President Barack Obama offers new gun control steps

    The Obama administration will announce two new steps on gun control, taking executive action on an issue that died in the Senate four months ago.

  • 'Use my broken heart' to change gun laws: Trayvon Martin's mother

    'Use my broken heart' to change gun laws: Trayvon Martin's mother

    The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin sharply criticized Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in a speech yesterday, nearly two weeks after the man who shot her unarmed son was acquitted of murder charges.

  • Fight over US gun control law far from over, say rights panel

    Fight over US gun control law far from over, say rights panel

    The National Rifle Association convention comes as debate over gun control legislation in the US has reached a fever pitch in the wake of December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 young children and...

  • Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

    Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

    Connecticut's governor signed tough new gun ownership rules into law Thursday, four months after a deranged loner opened fire on an elementary school in the state, killing 20 children and six adults.

  • Bruce Willis opposes new gun-control laws

    Bruce Willis opposes new gun-control laws

    Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has spoken out against the new gun-control laws, brushing off link between onscreen and real-life violence.

  • US cops push for background checks on gun purchases

    US cops push for background checks on gun purchases

    Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama on Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts.

  • Barack Obama asks police to help pass US gun law

    Barack Obama asks police to help pass US gun law

    President Barack Obama on Monday asked police officials from the three communities hardest hit by mass shootings last year for help in getting Congress to pass tough new gun legislation.

  • Barack Obama asks police to help pass gun legislation

    Barack Obama asks police to help pass gun legislation

    President Barack Obama on Monday turned to law enforcement leaders in three communities with mass shootings for help in getting Congress to pass tough new gun legislation.

  • In letters, children ask Barack Obama to change gun laws

    In letters, children ask Barack Obama to change gun laws

    Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and asked President Barack Obama for "some changes in the laws...

  • Barack Obama to unveil gun violence plans on Wednesday

    Barack Obama to unveil gun violence plans on Wednesday

    US President Barack Obama will unveil his proposals to curb gun violence at the White House on Wednesday, his spokesman said.

  • New York seals first state gun laws since Newtown massacre

    New York seals first state gun laws since Newtown massacre

    New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and now dare other states and Washington to follow.

  • Brazil police mistake Bible for gun and kill man

    Brazil police mistake Bible for gun and kill man

    Law enforcement officials say a police officer in southeastern Brazil shot and killed a garbage collector after mistaking the Bible he was carrying for a gun.

  • Even without Congress, Barack Obama could act to restrict guns

    Even without Congress, Barack Obama could act to restrict guns

    Unburdened by re-election worries and empowered by law to act without Congress, US President Barack Obama could take action to improve background checks on gun buyers, ban certain gun imports and bolster oversight of dealers.

  • Parents of Pentagon shooter warned US authorities

    Parents of Pentagon shooter warned US authorities

    The Pentagon shooter had been behaving erratically, and his family feared in January that he had bought a gun, a law enforcement official said on Friday.

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