Gun control debate gathers little steam

2013-09-17 23:55:04

Monday morning's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 13 people, including the shooter, were killed, left two other major happenings of the day largely unnoticed as cable news networks went into overdrive to cover the rampage.
Navy Yard shooter's security clearance questioned

US gov't grants $20m for gun background checks

2013-03-23 04:53:23

The Obama administration will give states $20 million to strengthen the national gun background check system, as part of the White House's gun control proposals.

US Senate panel delays action on gun control bills

2013-03-01 05:09:50

The US Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed consideration of four bills to curb gun violence after Republicans said they needed more time to study the proposed ban on military-style assault weapons.

Obama pushes for gun control

2013-02-05 10:38:43

US President Barack Obama on Monday embarked on a campaign-style push for more gun control, visiting a police facility in Minnesota to make his case.

Former US Navy sniper shot to death

2013-02-04 09:13:15

Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career, was shot and killed with another man at a gun range. Man charged of killing 'most lethal' American sniper

Gun lobby takes aim at Obama shooting photo

2013-02-04 08:59:08

The White House has released a photo of United States President Barack Obama skeet shooting in an apparent bid to allay concerns by gun owners that he opposes firearms following a school massacre in December.

Mother loses fourth child to gun violence

2013-02-01 10:28:06

Shirley Chambers of Chicago had four children - three boys and a girl. Now they're all gone.

Giffords pleads to Congress to curb gun violence

2013-02-01 09:56:11

A former US congresswoman who was shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing to act quickly to curb firearms because "US citizens are counting on you".

Teen wounded in Atlanta school shooting

2013-02-01 05:11:09

Authorities say a 14-year-old has been wounded in a shooting at an Atlanta middle school and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Most Americans back stronger gun laws: study

2013-01-29 07:20:14

The majority of Americans support tightened gun laws including universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.

Thousands march against gun violence in Washington

2013-01-27 05:49:19

Thousands of marchers rallied in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the US gun violence debate.

Three shot at Texas college

2013-01-23 04:19:10

Shooting broke out between two people on the campus of Lone Star College near Houston on Tuesday and three people were injured, including one of the shooters.

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