gun control

Gun Control Measures Expected to Win in Four U.S. States

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 8  – Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives. In Maine and Nevada, residents will vote on whether to mandate universal background checks for firearm sales,

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Obama: U.S. Gun Rules Heighten Tension Between Police, Citizens

WARSAW, July 9 – President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to seek ways to calm racial tensions and reduce divisions between police and minorities during his final months in office, but he warned that easy access to guns nationwide exacerbated the problem. Obama spoke at the end of a week in which five policemen were

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Democrats Take Over U.S. House with “Sit-in” Over Gun Control

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 23 – Chaos in the U.S. House of Representatives stretched into Thursday after Republicans refused demands by Democrats, who staged a “sit-in”, to bring up gun control legislation in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history. Scores of Democrats flooded the chamber for

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During Siege, Orlando Gunman Told Police He Was ‘Islamic Soldier’

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., June 21 – The Florida nightclub killer called himself an “Islamic soldier” and threatened to strap hostages into explosive vests in calls with police during the three-hour siege, according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. From inside the gay Orlando nightclub, the gunman, Omar Mateen told police negotiators

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U.S. to Release Partial Transcripts of Florida Club Gunman’s Calls

By David Lawder and Roselle Chen WASHINGTON/ORLANDO, Fla., June 19 – U.S. officials will release transcripts of phone calls placed to emergency 911 dispatchers by a gunman during a shooting rampage a week ago that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday. Omar Mateen, 29,

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Gun Retailers Report Surging Sales After California Shooting

By Rich McKay and Daina Beth Solomon ATLANTA/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 6 (Reuters) – At a gun range in Atlanta on Sunday, four days after the deadliest Islamic State-inspired attack on American soil, Brandon Langley practiced firing his AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle. “If people were armed, it would have changed the outcome totally,” Langley said

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FBI Searches Home of San Bernardino Shooter’s Former Neighbor

By Rory Carroll and Yasmeen Abutaleb RIVERSIDE, Calif., Dec 5 (Reuters) – Federal agents in Riverside conducted a search early on Saturday at what neighbors say was the house of a childhood friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California on Wednesday. The searched house

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