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# gun control

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Fox News host slams Obama's tearful display, says he hid 'raw onion' in podium
Republican politicians and commentators have been lining up to criticise Obama for his emotional gun control announcement.
Watch: Obama in tears as he announces plan on gun control
The US President became emotional as he remembered 20 elementary school children shot dead three years ago in Newtown, Connecticut.
What difference will Obama's new gun control plan make?
The US president announced a series of executive actions to curb gun violence yesterday.
Obama and Hilary want crackdown on gun violence ... Trump, not so much
Republicans aren’t so keen on the President’s plans.
This newspaper's front page about gun control is amazing
The New York Daily News has the NRA in its sights.
The New York Times uses front page to call for gun control
It is the first time the newspaper has used the front page for an editorial since 1920.
Chicago in shock after gang murder of nine-year-old boy lured into an alley and shot
It’s believed the killing was an attempt to get revenge on the child’s father.
12-year-old boy arrested because he planned to shoot up his school
His classmate turned him in – and is being hailed as a hero for stopping a possible tragedy.
Donald Trump says gun laws are not to blame for Oregon shooting
The presidential hopeful said he felt that mental health issues were the bigger issue.
A history of violence: 10 dead in a US college shooting is not an aberration
294 shootings in 267 days…
Man accidentally shoots himself dead while posing for a selfie with a gun
Police say he was “handling a gun he believed to be unloaded.”
The survivor of the Virginia shooting is awake and talking about the horrific attack
Vicki Gardner was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first shots.
Boston Police thwart potential gun attack at Pokemon World Championship
Police say the two men carrying the guns had threatened violence.
Vince Vaughn: Guns in schools would help stop school shootings
The actor told GQ that mass shootings only happen in schools that are defenceless.
Police charge 170 after 'gruesome' shootout between biker gangs
Nine people died and 18 were wounded in the incident.
Video: US gun violence costs lives. But how much money does it cost?
Magazine Mother Jones have crunched the grim figures.
Baby (1) dies after being shot in the face by toddler (3)
Police say somebody will “held accountable for this tragedy”.
Were 1,700 guns really stolen in five years?
It depends on what you define a gun as, really.
Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town
The gunman also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gun maker to boycott Liam Neeson after his curse-filled anti-gun tirade
The Taken star said private gun owership in the US is a “f***ing disgrace”.
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.
Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat
That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.
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.
Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?
Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.
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 review sparks calls for compensation schemes
A gun club association is also highlighting misinterpretation of handgun licensing legislation.
Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custody
Authorities say a male student and a female student were shot in the arm.
Two-month-old girl shot dead in Pennsylvania
The tragedy occurred on Christmas Eve.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Senate says 'No' to expanded gun checks
The vote is a major blow to the Obama administration.
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.
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.