US gun laws

New York busts illegal sale of more than 100 assault rifles

In January 2013, the state of New York made it illegal to sell military-style rifles, passing what it considers some of the toughest gun safety laws in the country.

Jun 22, 2016, 10:23 AM IST

Gun owners grill Obama at town hall

A series of mass shootings has punctuated Obama`s time in office.

Jan 08, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'

A student armed with a handgun killed a fellow student in a "confrontation" at an Arizona university on Friday that also left three others with multiple gunshot wounds, police said, in the latest shooting at a US college.

Oct 09, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws

Hillary Clinton unveils plan to tighten US gun laws

Following the latest deadly US campus shooting, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton offered proposals today to tighten the nation's gun laws, even threating to do so by decree.

Oct 06, 2015, 00:42 AM IST
Obama blames gun lobby ''grip'' on Congress for lax US gun laws

Obama blames gun lobby ''grip'' on Congress for lax US gun laws

President Barack Obama blamed public apathy combined with the tight "grip" on Congress of the National Rifle Association, the powerful US gun lobby, for blocking stricter gun laws.

Jun 21, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

Obama for new gun laws to stop `ritual` of massacres

The killing of 12 people by an alleged lone gunman at the US Navy Yard here has revived the demands for strong gun control measures, absence of which has been the major cause for "ritual" of shooting massacres, US President Barack Obama has said.

Sep 18, 2013, 09:51 AM IST

US activist invokes Gandhi for gun rights

Activist Adam Kokesh, 31, who according to media reports, "has a history of rabble-rousing and self-promotion", has vowed to respond "with satyagraha".

May 16, 2013, 16:02 PM IST

Four wounded in shooting on Bourbon Street

Four people were shot on very crowded Bourbon Street as revelers partied amid the countdown to Mardi Gras, sending people running, police and bystanders said.

Feb 10, 2013, 13:23 PM IST

Sikh Americans favour tougher gun laws

Singh was among the select individuals invited for the White House event wherein Obama signed an Executive directive for gun control.

Jan 17, 2013, 13:23 PM IST

We hear you: Obama on gun violence

President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week`s school shooting in Connecticut, telling respondents to an online petition, "We hear you."

Dec 21, 2012, 22:48 PM IST

Tearful Obama leads US to mourn 28 school massacre killings

The shooter, identified by three law enforcement officials as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also was killed, apparently by his own hand.

Dec 15, 2012, 18:17 PM IST

US school closed after teacher finds loaded gun

An elementary school in state of Oklahoma was briefly locked down after a teacher found a loaded gun in his chair.

Oct 09, 2012, 12:43 PM IST