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.

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".

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.