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US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun bill

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 22:16

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’

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 18:27

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 18:11

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.

New York becomes first US state to pass gun-control law

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 18:36

New York has become the first state to pass a gun control law, which is the toughest in the nation, since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre last month.

US pro-gun group NRA against new gun control law

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012, 14:07

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 09:50

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 09:05

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