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US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun bill

US Senate voted Thursday to debate the most ambitious gun safety legislation in more than a decade, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers agreed on background checks for gun sales.

Republican lawmaker says guns are ‘essential to living the way God intended’

In opposition to US President Barack Obama’s gun control proposal, a California Republican legislator said that guns are `essential to living the way God intended`.

Strengthen gun control laws: Obama tells Congress

With sentiments running high in favour of stricter gun control laws, US President Barack Obama asked Congress to speed up legislations for universal background checks for people trying to buy guns.

US pro-gun group NRA against new gun control law

Wayne LaPierre, CEO and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, made his opinions known in an interview on `Meet the Press` programme of the National Broadcasting Corporation Sunday.

Massacre at US school triggers gun control debate

The heinous act of shooting that killed 20 innocent school kids aged between 6 and 7, and six adults in Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, has reignited a debate over the country’s gun control laws.

US crime rate shoots up: Report

Violent crime in the country rose by 17 percent last year.