A time for US gun-control

Updated: 2013-01-16 16:29

By Sun Chi (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A time for US gun-control

Obama to unveil gun-control proposals Wednesday

US President Barack Obama will unveil a "comprehensive" package of gun violence reduction proposals on Wednesday, including renewing assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, said the White House on Tuesday.

"I can tell you that tomorrow the president and the vice president will hold an event here at the White House to unveil a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in Newtown, Connecticut," said the White House spokesman Jay Carney during a daily briefing.

Obama, who has received gun violence reduction recommendations from the White House task force led by Vice-President Joe Biden this week, will be joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters in the wake of Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting to express concerns over gun violence...

A time for US gun-control

Biden butts heads with the NRA

US Vice-President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce US gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit gun rights.

NY State enacts toughest gun control bill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.

Obama says will try to end mass shootings

Obama said Sunday that he would use the powers of his office to try and end mass shootings.The president also said the United States, as a country, is not doing enough to stop such violence.














A time for US gun-control