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# gun-control - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Family grapple with how to tell 2-year-old that he shot and killed his mother at Walmart

Veronica Rutledge (29) was a nuclear research scientist who had a passion for guns.

# gun-control - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat

That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.

# gun-control - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted

David Barajas’ two sons were killed by the driver as they pushed a truck in Texas.

# gun-control - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?

Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.

# gun-control - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?

After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?

# gun-control - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Gun control review sparks calls for compensation schemes

A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.

# gun-control - Friday 17 January, 2014

Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custody

Authorities say a male student and a female student were shot in the arm.

# gun-control - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Two-month-old girl shot dead in Pennsylvania

The tragedy occurred on Christmas Eve.

# gun-control - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

One year after Sandy Hook, US to give $100m to mental health services

Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement as he met with families of children killed in the Newtown school shooting.

# gun-control - Saturday 21 September, 2013

This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982

This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.

# gun-control - Friday 9 August, 2013

Florida man charged with murder after posting pictures of dead wife on Facebook

Derek Medina posted pictures of his wife’s body along with the words, “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife”.

# gun-control - Friday 14 June, 2013

Today marks six months since the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage

The shootings took place on 14 December last, when deranged Adam Lanza shot his mother and then 26 others, including 20 children.

# gun-control - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Colorado shooting suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

James Holmes will now undergo months of psychiatric testing to determine whether he was sane at the time.

# gun-control - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place

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

Colorado cinema shooting suspect may plead not guilty by insanity

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

Guns are 'important' cause of youth injury - US Medical Association

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

US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks

The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.

# gun-control - Thursday 11 April, 2013

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

"My husband is fighting as hard as he can" - Michelle Obama challenges politicians on guns

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

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre

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

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in US cinema shooting

“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

Column: Despite the Newtown massacre, America’s sickening gun culture lives on

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

US teen pleads guilty to killing three at school

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 urges action on gun control in conference attended by Sandy Hook parents

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

Bruce 'Die Hard' Willis is against gun control laws

He also rejects link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun crime.

# gun-control - Sunday 3 February, 2013

White House issues photo of Obama with gun

The image, dated from last August, shows the President skeet shooting.

# gun-control - Friday 1 February, 2013

US gun owners most likely to be white, male and married - study

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

Obama unveils sweeping proposals to help curb gun violence

President Obama demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# gun-control - Monday 7 January, 2013

Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre

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

Pic: The moment Obama learned of Sandy Hook shooting

The US president later described this as the worst day in his presidency.

# gun-control - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000

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

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

# gun-control - Saturday 22 December, 2012

One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party

Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

# gun-control - Friday 21 December, 2012

Bells sounded in Newtown to mark a week since shootings

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

Four days after massacre, children return to school in Newtown

Sandy Hook elementary remains closed, though, and children have been invited to attend alternative schools next month.

# gun-control - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.