Gun politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24332/all en Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control initiative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough"</p> <p>* Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence</p> <p>* Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative<br /> Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an<br /> Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun<br /> violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded<br /> gun lobby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Armed Attack Business Contact Details Death Family Relation Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Gun control Gun politics Murder Person Career Person Relation Quotation School shooting Technology Tucson shooting Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731605 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists urge end to limits on US gun safety research http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/scientists-urge-end-limits-us-gun-safety-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Biden's task force to make recommendations on Tuesday</p> <p>* Congress has slashed gun violence research funding</p> <p>By Peter Henderson</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Research restrictions pushed by the National Rifle Association have stopped the United States from finding solutions to firearms violence, more than a hundred scientists from virtually every major U.S. university told Vice President Joe Biden's task force on gun violence in a letter on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/scientists-urge-end-limits-us-gun-safety-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Gun politics Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732786 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden eyeing technology in gun violence fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/biden-eyeing-technology-gun-violence-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - As Vice President Joe Biden prepares a set of proposals to curb U.S. gun violence for delivery next week, he is taking a look at technology that would make it impossible for people to fire guns that they did not buy themselves.</p> <p>At a meeting with video game industry executives on Friday, Biden said he and other officials would meet with experts to explore ways to limit how and by whom guns are fired.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/biden-eyeing-technology-gun-violence-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Joe Biden Joe Biden Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733454 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-NY set to adopt first US gun law changes since school shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-ny-set-adopt-first-us-gun-law-changes-school-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Governor Cuomo could sign bill as early as Tuesday</p> <p>* As New York moves, VP Biden to recommend national controls (New throughout, updates with comments from legislators debating the bill)</p> <p>By Barbara Goldberg</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - New York State lawmakers on Tuesday began final debate on one of the toughest gun control bills in the United States and the first major legislation on the matter since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-ny-set-adopt-first-us-gun-law-changes-school-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Law New York Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735023 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Obama's proposals to curb gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-proposals-curb-gun-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama announced a series of gun-control measures on Wednesday - including proposals for enhanced background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons - that are aimed at reducing gun violence after the shooting of 20 children and six adults at a school in Connecticut last month.</p> <p>Here are the main proposals, broken down into action that Obama wants Congress to take and moves that the White House can accomplish without congressional approval, through executive orders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-proposals-curb-gun-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Gun politics in the United States Health Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735127 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Massachusetts governor offers new gun laws after Newtown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-massachusetts-governor-proposes-new-gun-laws-after-new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced a new series of gun laws on Wednesday that would tighten rules on sales of weapons and ammunition, in the wake of last month's deadly school shooting in neighboring Connecticut.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-massachusetts-governor-proposes-new-gun-laws-after-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Gun politics Gun politics in the United States Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:24:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735167 at http://www.globalpost.com NRA dismisses Obama gun proposals as 'attacking firearms' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association, a powerful U.S. gun lobby group, largely dismissed President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence on Wednesday, saying they amounted to an attack on firearms and would affect only law-abiding gun owners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gun politics Law National Rifle Association Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:01:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735263 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Obama's gun-control plan draws strong response http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-gun-control-plan-draws-strong-response <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama revealed plans on Wednesday for America's biggest gun-control push in decades, spurred by last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.</p> <p>Many of Obama's proposals, which include enhanced background checks for gun buyers and the reintroduction of a ban on assault weapons, face tough opposition from gun enthusiasts led by the powerful National Rifle Association.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-gun-control-plan-draws-strong-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735357 at http://www.globalpost.com Pro-gun rallies across US attack Obama's curbs on firearms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pro-gun-rallies-across-us-attack-obamas-curbs-firearms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Carey</p> <p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Pro-gun activists plan rallies in 49 states at "high noon" on Saturday to support the right to own firearms they say is under attack from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.</p> <p>The rallies, to be held mostly at state capitals, were being organized by a group called Guns Across America that was launched by Texas airline pilot Eric Reed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pro-gun-rallies-across-us-attack-obamas-curbs-firearms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736598 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Rallies across U.S. assail Obama's proposed gun curbs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallies-across-us-assail-obamas-proposed-gun-curbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "We are law-abiding citizens"</p> <p>* National Gun Prevention Sabbath planned for Sunday</p> <p>* Five hurt in gun show accidents in three states (Adds accidents at gun shows in three states)</p> <p>By Nick Carey</p> <p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Pro-gun activists held "high noon" rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallies-across-us-assail-obamas-proposed-gun-curbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Federal Assault Weapons Ban Gun politics Gun politics in the United States Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736745 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-FEATURE-What's missing in US gun control scramble? Bullets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/feature-whats-missing-us-gun-control-scramble-bullets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no change to text)</p> <p>By Peter Henderson and Daniel Trotta</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.</p> <p>Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/feature-whats-missing-us-gun-control-scramble-bullets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ammunition Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Handgun Health Law Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 06:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736786 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Push to revive assault weapons ban begins in U.S. Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-push-revive-assault-weapons-ban-begins-us-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Recasts, adds quotes)</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A top U.S. Democratic lawmaker on Thursday proposed a ban on assault weapons, like those used in a Connecticut school massacre last month, and called on the public to help overcome opposition by the powerful gun lobby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-push-revive-assault-weapons-ban-begins-us-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gun politics Gun politics in the United States Law Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739108 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands to march against gun violence in Washington http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/thousands-march-against-gun-violence-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* A dozen similar rallies to be held across U.S.</p> <p>* Washington marchers motivated by Conn. school massacre</p> <p>By Ian Simpson</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, site of a mass school shooting that reignited the U.S. gun violence debate, will take part in a Washington march for gun control on Saturday with activists, politicians and actors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/thousands-march-against-gun-violence-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Gun control Gun politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 15:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739849 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Thousands march against gun violence in Washington http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-thousands-march-against-gun-violence-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* A dozen similar rallies being held across U.S.</p> <p>* Marchers motivated by Connecticut school massacre (Updates with march held)</p> <p>By Ian Simpson</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of marchers rallied in Washington in favor of gun control on Saturday, including residents of Newtown, Connecticut, where a mass elementary school shooting reignited the U.S. gun violence debate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-thousands-march-against-gun-violence-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Firearms Gun control Gun politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739980 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama says rural voices need to be heard in gun debate -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/obama-says-rural-voices-need-be-heard-gun-debate-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged gun control advocates to listen to views of rural Americans who use guns for hunting and said bridging a cultural divide in attitudes to gun ownership will be critical to his administration's push to curb gun violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/obama-says-rural-voices-need-be-heard-gun-debate-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Politics Politics of the United States Technology United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:00:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740156 at http://www.globalpost.com