Firearms http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26888/all en 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 5736598 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 5739980 at http://www.globalpost.com More and more US women take up arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130430/more-and-more-us-women-take-arms <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>Proudly brandishing a target she had riddled with bullets, 62-year-old Sharon Schaefer could not hide her delight at joining America's growing number of gun-toting women.</p> <p>"It was fun!" she exclaimed breathlessly, much to the approval of her instructor Teresa Ovalle.</p> <p>"You did a good job, Sharon," said the former Marine, who had just given the senior citizen a crash course in pistols at the Fredericksburg Range, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of the US capital.</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/130430/more-and-more-us-women-take-arms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BB gun Business Education Firearms Gun politics Technology AFP Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00:52 +0000 5828547 at http://www.globalpost.com US reels after 5-year-old kills sister with 'my first rifle' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-reels-after-5-year-old-kills-sister-my-first-rifle <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>The accidental shooting death of a two-year-old at the hands of her five-year-old brother has revived the perennial gun debate in the United States, where weapons are made just for kids.</p> <p>The .22 caliber rifle used in Tuesday's tragedy is marketed by Crickett to young ones with the slogan "My First Rifle." It had been left loaded with a single shell in a corner of the family's home.</p> <p>But unlike other similar cases, the weapon actually belonged to the child from Cumberland County in Kentucky. He had received it last year as a gift.</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/130502/us-reels-after-5-year-old-kills-sister-my-first-rifle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun politics in the United States Politics of the United States Technology AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 02:45:34 +0000 5830238 at http://www.globalpost.com High-tech guns would allow users to track and disable their weapons remotely http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/high-tech-guns-would-allow-users-track-and-disable-their-wea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN JOSE, Calif. - A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved — and disable it remotely.</p> <p>The technology, but not an actual gun, was demonstrated Tuesday at a wireless technology conference in Las Vegas and was shown to The Associated Press in advance. It comes at a time when lawmakers around the U.S. are considering contentious smart gun laws that would require new guns to include high-tech devices that limit who can fire them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/high-tech-guns-would-allow-users-track-and-disable-their-wea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun politics in the United States Politics of the United States Smart Gun Social Issues Technology Transport The Canadian Press Tue, 21 May 2013 16:30:27 +0000 5842981 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 5878440 at http://www.globalpost.com Firearms group sues to reverse new gun-control law in Connecticut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/firearms-group-sues-reverse-new-gun-control-law-connecticut <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 Richard Weizel</p> <p>MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A national trade association for the firearms industry filed a lawsuit against Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and others on Monday, seeking to reverse a tough gun-control law passed in the wake of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.</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/firearms-group-sues-reverse-new-gun-control-law-connecticut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Connecticut Dan Malloy Firearms National Shooting Sports Foundation Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:31:29 +0000 5878851 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 5936639 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 5943518 at http://www.globalpost.com After school shooting, Newtown-based gun industry group considered leaving town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131122/after-school-shooting-newtown-based-gun-industry-group-consi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HARTFORD, Conn. - The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown, Conn., after last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.</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.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131122/after-school-shooting-newtown-based-gun-industry-group-consi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Firearms Labor Law National Shooting Sports Foundation Newtown, Connecticut Politics Social Issues Steve Sanetti The Canadian Press Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:20:06 +0000 5997643 at http://www.globalpost.com Somber remembrances mark anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131214/somber-remembrances-mark-anniversary-sandy-hook-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newtown officials say the town wants to be left alone on the anniversary. </div> </div> </div> <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 Edith Honan</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of the 6-year-olds was so sweet his teacher said he should have come to school wrapped in a bow.</p> <p>Another loved princess tea parties, Justin Bieber and trips to New York. Still another, who rode horses, was hoping for a cowgirl hat and boots for Christmas.</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/131214/somber-remembrances-mark-anniversary-sandy-hook-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Firearms Gun politics in the United States Health Newtown, Connecticut Politics Politics of the United States Sandy Hook Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:19:00 +0000 6020381 at http://www.globalpost.com New Caledonia stocks up on guns ahead of independence vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/new-caledonia-stocks-guns-ahead-independence-vote <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>In the green hills of Grand Terre, New Caledonia's main island, duck farmer Christophe Puesh is dodging the large puddles which have formed after the latest tropical downpour.</p> <p>A descendant of French settlers who came to these Pacific islands after their colonisation in the 19th century, Puesh is hunting deer and wild pigs.</p> <p>Here, hunting is entwined in the lifestyles of both indigenous Kanaks and more recent arrivals -- but a debate on gun control in the islands is heating up, fuelled in part by a looming referendum on the polarising issue of independence.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/new-caledonia-stocks-guns-ahead-independence-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Oceania Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:46:10 +0000 6079951 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida mayor fights backyard gun ranges in 'Gunshine State' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140306/florida-mayor-fights-backyard-gun-ranges-gunshine-state <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 Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Every Wednesday afternoon, Doug Varrieur steps into his backyard in the Florida Keys, aims his .380 caliber Smith &amp; Wesson pistol and fires shots that ricochet through city halls around the state.</p> <p>Varrieur, 57, discovered a little-noticed part of Florida law which prohibits local governments from restricting gun rights in any way, and in December he set up a personal gun range on his property in a residential subdivision.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140306/florida-mayor-fights-backyard-gun-ranges-gunshine-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Geography of Florida Gun politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:18:04 +0000 6088650 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas teen arrested after taking assault rifle, handguns to school http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/texas-teen-arrested-after-taking-assault-rifle-handguns-school <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 Jim Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A Texas teenager was arrested on Monday after he brought a loaded assault rifle and two handguns to his San Antonio high school and said he had a list of demands he wanted to read over the intercom, a school spokeswoman said.</p> <p>No weapons were fired and no injuries were reported in the incident at Madison High School in northeast San Antonio, said Aubrey Chancellor, spokeswoman for the San Antonio North East School District.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/texas-teen-arrested-after-taking-assault-rifle-handguns-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Firearms Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:43:37 +0000 6133242 at http://www.globalpost.com Senator to renew gun control push after California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140525/senator-renew-gun-control-push-after-california-shooting-spree <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 (Reuters) - Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wanted to revive gun control legislation rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, saying it could have helped prevent this weekend's deadly California shooting spree.</p> <p>Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said on CBS's "Face the Nation" program the legislation, which failed last year, could be revised to emphasize the mental condition of potential gun buyers.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140525/senator-renew-gun-control-push-after-california-shooting-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firearms Gun control Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 25 May 2014 18:33:38 +0000 6156958 at http://www.globalpost.com