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  • Stop mindless violence in America: Raleigh mayor after 5 dead in shooting

    Stop mindless violence in America: Raleigh mayor after 5 dead in shooting

    The Raleigh Police said that an active investigation is underway on what was described as an "active shooting". They advised residents in several to stay inside their homes.

    October 14, 2022
  • Can the US work its way around gun violence?

    Can the US work its way around gun violence?

    Any desired socialization among kids can be achieved in neighbourhood playgrounds under close supervision.

    July 13, 2022
  • 4 July mayhem

    4 July mayhem

    The tragedy on July 4 reaffirms that the national celebration of independence is scarcely a deterrent to the the American habit of shooting people at will.

    July 9, 2022
  • America lives in fear

    America lives in fear

    Gun culture is embedded in American life. Half of all Republicans, who are traditionally for guns, feel that America needs to live with mass shootings.

    July 8, 2022
  • Guns and poses

    Guns and poses

    This is the first time in decades that there has been bilateral agreement on gun control legislation.

    June 25, 2022
  • Lawmakers in New York pass bills to enforce stringent gun control

    Lawmakers in New York pass bills to enforce stringent gun control

    The lawmakers also passed a bill that would ban civilians from purchasing bullet-resistant vests, unless the individuals work in law enforcement or other specific professions. 

    June 17, 2022
  • Baby steps

    Baby steps

    Sunday’s announcement by US Senate negotiators that they had agreed on a bi-partisan outline for a narrow cache of gun safety measures is a critical step towards ending a prolonged Congressional impasse over the issue.

    June 16, 2022
  • America on Edge

    America on Edge

    Two years after electing Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President, the country seems to be in a state of flux, divided over what it perceives as an inept administration and general failure to secure the lives of people.

    June 12, 2022
  • Playing with fire

    Playing with fire

    It is a distressing thought that the US Congress has thus far failed to impose restrictions on guns despite the school massacres in several states, the killing of 19 children and two adults in a school in Texas being the latest in the long loop.

    May 31, 2022
  • Biden discusses gun violence at WH meeting

    Biden discusses gun violence at WH meeting

    "We know when we utilise trusted community members and encourage more community policing, we can intervene before the violence erupts," President Joe Biden said

    July 13, 2021
  • Second Amendment won’t be under siege during my presidency: Trump

    Second Amendment won’t be under siege during my presidency: Trump

    US President Donald Trump on Friday said the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects citizens' right to bear arms, will never be under siege while he is President, and went on to praise members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) as true patriots.

    May 5, 2018
  • Mind of the Learner

    Mind of the Learner

    On 2 November 1853, a school student, Matthew Ward, took a pistol to his school in Kentucky and shot his teacher in protest against what he deemed to be excessive punishment meted out to his brother by the same master the previous day. Considered as one of the earliest documented school shooting incidents anywhere in …

    April 4, 2018
  • ‘March For Our Lives’

    ‘March For Our Lives’

    Parkland in Florida is a long way from Washington and not merely in terms of distance. Hundreds of thousands of students in the United States of America crafted history last Saturday when they organised the “March For Our Lives”, demanding stringent gun control. It was a new edition of political activism ~ articulated in Parkland, …

    March 28, 2018
  • Protesters rally in the US for gun control

    Protesters rally in the US for gun control

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied in Washington D.C. on Saturday, calling for stricter control on guns, more secured schools, and an end to gun violence. Carrying signs with slogans including “Never Again”, “Am I Next?”, protesters gathered in Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue that connects the Capitol Hill and the White House. The rally “March For …

    March 25, 2018
  • Number of US citizens backing gun control rises: Poll

    Number of US citizens backing gun control rises: Poll

    The number of US citizens who want more gun control is growing, an NPR/Ipsos poll issued on Friday said. Three-quarters of Americans said gun laws should be stricter than they are today, up from 68 per cent in a October 2017 survey following the Las Vegas shooting, Xinhua cited the latest poll as saying. The …

    March 3, 2018
  • Want to raise age for gun purchases: Trump

    Want to raise age for gun purchases: Trump

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday indicated that he supports raising the minimum age to buy assault-style weapons, while vowing to push for background checks. “I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health,” Trump said in a series of tweets on Thursday morning. His remarks came amid renewed calls …

    February 23, 2018
  • Kim Kardashian wants stricter gun control laws

    Kim Kardashian wants stricter gun control laws

    Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West hopes to "bring attention to the reality of gun violence and gun control". On National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, the 36-year-old took to her personal app with a post calling for stricter gun control laws in the US, reports foxnews.com. "In almost 20 years, our country …

    June 5, 2017