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Video game tournament turns bloody in US, shooter kills three and then himself

Eyewitness accounts reveal that there were scenes of absolute chaos once the first shots were fired by 24-year-old David Katz.

Aug 27, 2018, 07:06 AM IST

Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

Florida lawmakers, spurred by last month`s deadly high school shooting, gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill to raise the legal age for buying rifles, impose a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allow the arming of some school employees.

Mar 08, 2018, 09:55 AM IST

US Supreme Court gives nod to assault weapons ban

The US Supreme Court appeared to back lawmakers who want to restrict the type of guns such as semi-automatic assault weapons used in recent mass shootings.

Dec 08, 2015, 05:56 AM IST

Islamist extremism vs gun control: How San Bernardino shooting polarised US politics

It seems that San Bernardino shooting incident has polarised the US politics.

Dec 06, 2015, 15:01 PM IST

Clerical error acknowledged in US church shooting gun buy

An employee at the Lexington County jail entered the wrong information into a database of South Carolina arrests, allowing the man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church to buy the gun authorities say was used in the attack.

Jul 14, 2015, 03:56 AM IST

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton issued an impassioned call for gun control Saturday following a "senseless" church massacre that stunned the nation.

Jun 21, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Three-year-old US boy shoots himself dead: Reports

A three-year-old Texas boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at home, US media said.

Feb 28, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

US top court rules domestic abusers can`t own guns

The US Supreme Court upheld a federal law Wednesday barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from ever owning a gun.

Mar 27, 2014, 04:46 AM IST

Assaults weapon ban dropped from US gun control bill

The US gun control legislation that would be presented in the Senate next month, will not include ban on assaults weapons, US lawmakers have decided.

Mar 20, 2013, 12:35 PM IST

Get weapons of war off the streets: Obama

Obama said there is broad agreement among Americans on "common-sense steps" as requiring universal background checks.

Feb 05, 2013, 11:34 AM IST

US gun lobby opposes universal background checks

The NRA`s Wayne LaPierre said that background checks would lead to a national registry of gun owners.

Feb 04, 2013, 08:58 AM IST

Firearms go off at gun shows in US: Five hurt

At least five people, including a woman, were injured after weapons went off at gun shows in three American cities, officials said Sunday.

Jan 20, 2013, 16:21 PM IST

Obama proposes sweeping gun control measures

Obama also signed 23 executive-order measures, which do not require congressional approval.

Jan 16, 2013, 09:31 AM IST

US Congress unlikely to change gun laws: Pro-gun rights group

Leading gun-rights advocacy groups in the US have suggested that Congress would not pass major legislation limiting gun ownership.

Jan 14, 2013, 13:42 PM IST

Jolted into action, US takes first steps on gun control

US Vice President Joe Biden held the first meeting of his task force to formulate concrete proposals on gun control.

Dec 21, 2012, 11:53 AM IST

US school shooting sparks surge in gun sales

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked a surge in gun sales, according to independent arms dealers across the nation.

Dec 19, 2012, 12:07 PM IST

Life in US: School boy fears shootout, brings gun

A Utah sixth-grader caught with a gun at school told administrators he brought the weapon to defend himself.

Dec 19, 2012, 09:24 AM IST

Will Connecticut shooting push Barack Obama to act on gun laws?

The shooting spree in a Connecticut school that left 20 kids dead is putting pressure on Obama administration to take action on the country`s gun laws.

Dec 15, 2012, 10:24 AM IST

Virginia tech shooting survivors seek changes in gun laws

Virginia Tech shootout survivors have appealed to the two Prez candidates to take necessary steps to plug the loopholes in American gun control laws

Aug 18, 2012, 10:29 AM IST

UK PM rules out "knee-jerk" changes to gun laws

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday ruled out any "knee-jerk" changes to gun laws even as he planned to visit Cumbria shooting scene in rural north west England where a taxi-driver gun downed 12 people and injured 25 others.

Jun 03, 2010, 23:04 PM IST