# gun-control - Wednesday 15 May, 2013
Joe Biden told a second-grader that he “really liked” his idea about guns that shoot chocolate instead of bullets.
# gun-control - Monday 13 May, 2013
James Holmes entered a ‘not guilty’ plea by default – but lawyers may now plead insanity to spare the death penalty.
# gun-control - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
The study found that while 13 per cent of gunshot injuries resulted in death, only 1.7 of those who suffered from other injuries died.
# gun-control - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.
# gun-control - Thursday 11 April, 2013
The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.
The US first lady highlighted the case of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead in January, one week after she sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration.
# gun-control - Tuesday 9 April, 2013
The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.
# gun-control - Thursday 4 April, 2013
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Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.
# gun-control - Monday 1 April, 2013
“In all the information that is available to me, it is my intention that for James Eagan Holmes in this case, justice is death,” the prosecuting lawyer said today.
# gun-control - Thursday 21 March, 2013
After Newtown, Larry Donnelly was optimistic that the US might work towards stricter gun laws – but news that a ban on assault weapons has been removed from the legislation currently being considered has caused him to lose hope.
# gun-control - Tuesday 26 February, 2013
TJ Lane, 18, had previously pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity but changed his plea a day before the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting.
# gun-control - Friday 22 February, 2013
Biden advocated a series of proposals, including universal background checks for gun owners, a ban on many military-style weapons and a limit on the size of magazines.
# gun-control - Wednesday 6 February, 2013
He also rejects link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun crime.
# gun-control - Sunday 3 February, 2013
The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.
# gun-control - Friday 1 February, 2013
The Gallup research found 30 per cent of Americans own a gun, with people in the south of the country most likely to be gun owners.
# gun-control - Wednesday 16 January, 2013
President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.
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# gun-control - Monday 7 January, 2013
A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether James Holmes, 25, will stand trial for the fatal shootings of 12 people last July.
# gun-control - Saturday 5 January, 2013
The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.
# gun-control - Wednesday 26 December, 2012
The CNN host is coming under severe criticism for his outspoken views on gun control in the United States.
# gun-control - Sunday 23 December, 2012
The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.
# gun-control - Saturday 22 December, 2012
Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.
# gun-control - Friday 21 December, 2012
26 bells were sounded – one for each of the victims of last week’s shooting – after a moment of silence.
# gun-control - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.
# gun-control - Sunday 16 December, 2012
The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.
The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.
# gun-control - Saturday 15 December, 2012
Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.
As the world reacts to the latest mass shooting in America, we ask you whether you believe a tightening of America’s gun laws will make any lasting difference?
World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.
# gun-control - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
A store near Atlanta has raised legal eyebrows – because its promotion could be seen as an enticement to vote.
# gun-control - Monday 6 August, 2012
Sikh leaders have suggested that American Muslims may have been the intended target of the mass shooting.
# gun-control - Sunday 11 September, 2011
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