Gun control http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24335/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 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 Connecticut senate backs toughest US gun law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/connecticut-senate-backs-toughest-us-gun-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senate legislators in Connecticut, where a gunman massacred 20 small children and six adults in December, passed the toughest US law on owning military-style rifles Wednesday.</p> <p>The assembly's senate voted 26 to 10 in favor of the law, which was drafted after bipartisan debate, the majority Democrats announced. The lower house was expected also to vote yes shortly after, with Governor Dannel Malloy planning a signing ceremony on Thursday.</p> <p>If made law, as expected, the legislation would be a boost for the country's beleaguered proponents of stricter gun controls.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/connecticut-senate-backs-toughest-us-gun-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assault weapon Gun control Gun laws in the United States AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801248 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Connecticut state governor signs sweeping gun control legislation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/us-connecticut-state-governor-signs-sweeping-gun-control-legislation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The governor of the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/us-connecticut-state-governor-signs-sweeping-gun-control-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connecticut Dan Malloy Education Gun control Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:48:24 +0000 Asianet 5803015 at http://www.globalpost.com Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/gun-enthusiasts-fearful-new-weapon-controls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.</p><P>At a 24-hour Walmart in suburban Albany, the ammunition cabinet was three-fourths empty this week; sales clerks said customers must arrive before 9 the morning after a delivery to get what they want.</p><P>Nearby, a sporting good mega-store puts up a red rope after ammunition deliveries so buyers can line up early to get a number, a</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/gun-enthusiasts-fearful-new-weapon-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gun control Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:02:26 +0000 Asianet 5807218 at http://www.globalpost.com Racially sensitive murder trial to start in Florida http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/racially-sensitive-murder-trial-start-florida <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A volunteer night watchman goes on trial Monday in a Florida court over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, which sparked protests and claims that the killing was a case of racial profiling.</p> <p>George Zimmerman, son of a white father and a Hispanic mother, has said he acted in self defense when he killed Trayvon Martin, 17, on a rainy night in February 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/racially-sensitive-murder-trial-start-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Sharpton Civil disobedience Gun control Law Technology AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853137 at http://www.globalpost.com One in four injured youth owns a gun: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/one-four-injured-youth-owns-gun-study <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 Genevra Pittman</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to one-quarter of teenagers and young adults treated for assault injuries in a Michigan emergency room reported owning or carrying a gun, according to a new study.</p> <p>Most of those weapons were obtained illegally, researchers found, and 22 percent of young gun owners said they had an automatic or semi-automatic firearm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/one-four-injured-youth-owns-gun-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun control Gun politics Law Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:01:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5878440 at http://www.globalpost.com Homemade 3D guns in US stir more buzz than bang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/homemade-3d-guns-us-stir-more-buzz-bang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Like many Americans, Travis Lerol has owned guns for much of his life, but the single-shot Liberator he made himself in his basement with a tabletop 3D printer is unique.</p> <p>For one thing, as a firearm, it leaves something to be desired.</p> <p>"I've got it to go off a grand total of once," out of about 200 attempts, the 31-year-old software engineer told AFP at his home in this sleepy suburb outside Washington.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/homemade-3d-guns-us-stir-more-buzz-bang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearm Gun control Human Interest Single-shot Technology Travis Lerol AFP Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:02:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5886841 at http://www.globalpost.com California lawmakers pass expanded semi-automatic weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/california-lawmakers-pass-new-semi-automatic-weapons-ban <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 Sharon Bernstein</p> <p>SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - New sales of semi-automatic rifles with removable magazines would be banned in California under a bill passed by the Democratic-led state legislature on Tuesday, and those who already own such weapons would have to register them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/california-lawmakers-pass-new-semi-automatic-weapons-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assault weapon Gun control Magazine Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5930374 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado ousts lawmakers over gun control law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/colorado-ousts-lawmakers-over-gun-control-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Voters in the US state of Colorado have ousted two lawmakers who promoted tighter gun controls after last year's Aurora movie theater massacre.</p> <p>The removal of State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron, both Democrats, has garnered close national attention, in the wake of the killings and other gun violence in the United States in 2012.</p> <p>Morse and Giron were kicked out in a historically unprecedented recall election, hailed by the pro-gun National Rifle Association (NRO).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/colorado-ousts-lawmakers-over-gun-control-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Colorado Gun control School shooting AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:17:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931426 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate gun-reform advocate deplores 'litany of massacres' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/senate-gun-reform-advocate-deplores-litany-massacres <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senator Dianne Feinstein demanded an answer to America's continuing gun tragedies, asking "when will enough be enough" in the wake of Monday's horrific deadly shooting in the US capital.</p> <p>Feinstein, who chairs the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, helped lead a push for tighter gun laws in the wake of last December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/senate-gun-reform-advocate-deplores-litany-massacres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Firearms Gun control AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:21:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936639 at http://www.globalpost.com Citing shootings, Obama says must 'go back at' gun-control push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130921/citing-shootings-obama-says-must-go-back-at-gun-control-push <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 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged supporters on Saturday to "go back at it" and pursue gun-control measures after mass shootings in Washington and Chicago in the past week put the spotlight back onto the problem of gun violence in the United States.</p> <p>Obama made passing tough gun laws a top priority after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December, stunning the nation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130921/citing-shootings-obama-says-must-go-back-at-gun-control-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Gun control Health Labor Law Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 22 Sep 2013 03:32:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5940952 at http://www.globalpost.com Four charged in shooting of 13 people at Chicago park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/four-charged-shooting-13-people-at-chicago-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four young men were charged in the shooting of 13 people at a park in President Barack Obama's adopted hometown Chicago which has been struggling to stem violent crime, police said Tuesday.</p> <p>The gang-related shooting has renewed calls for stricter gun controls after an assault rifle was used to spray bullets at a crowd gathered for a pickup basketball game.</p> <p>A toddler who was shot in the ear was among those wounded Thursday night in the city's troubled South Side.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/four-charged-shooting-13-people-at-chicago-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun control Gun politics Law AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:31:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5943518 at http://www.globalpost.com California governor vetoes tough gun control bills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131011/california-governor-vetoes-several-tough-gun-control-bills <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 Sharon Bernstein</p> <p>SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed several gun control bills on Friday, a move that essentially rebuffs an effort by fellow Democrats to enact a sweeping expansion of firearms regulation in the most populous U.S. state.</p> <p>Brown vetoed the strictest bill, which would have classified any rifle with a removable magazine as an assault weapon, calling it an "infringement on gun owners' rights." But he signed other less stringent gun bills into law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131011/california-governor-vetoes-several-tough-gun-control-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gun control National Rifle Association Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:03:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5958832 at http://www.globalpost.com