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March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump accused of backpedaling on gun control

Mar 13, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'President Trump has completely caved to the gun lobby,' says Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein

TRUMP ON GUNS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) speaks next to Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress on school and community safety in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump stuns by embracing gun control as Florida students return to class

Mar 01, 2018 - 4:44 PM

'We have to do something about it. We have to act,' Trump said, voicing support for expanded background checks, more secure schools, curbs on the ability of the mentally ill to buy firearms and raising to 21 the age for buying certain guns

TRUMP ON GUNS. US President Donald Trump (R) speaks next to Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress on school and community safety in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump, gun lobby chief push armed citizens as solution to shootings

Feb 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre hits back at what he calls 'the shameful politicization of tragedy' and repeated the organization's position that 'to stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun'

PROTEST. In this file photo, a demonstrator from CodePink holds up a banner as National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre delivers his remarks. File photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / AFP

'Shame on you!' student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) In Washington, the political response makes clear the powerful NRA lobby remains formidable, while Trump himself suggests the root cause of mass shootings is a crisis of mental health – making no mention of gun control

PROTEST. People join together after a school shooting that killed 17 to protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse on February 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/AFP

After Vegas massacre, U.S. gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,' the National Rifle Association says

Obama vows not to campaign for opponents of new gun laws

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:09 AM

US President Obama says he will blackball even members of his own party if necessary

OBAMA ON GUNS. US President Barack Obama (R) answers a question during a live town hall event with CNN's Anderson Cooper (not pictured) on reducing gun violence in America at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 07 January 2016. Photo by Aude Guwerrucci EPA/

Tearful Obama pleads for 'urgency' on gun control

Jan 06, 2016 - 2:50 AM

We know we can t stop every act of violence every act of evil in the world But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil one act of violence

GUN CONTROL. US President Barack Obama gets emotional as he delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on January 5, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more' – state governor

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:25 AM

We ve learned today that this individual had a lot more ammunition and more intent to hurt a lot more people we believe says Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe

SUSPECT. This is the photo of the suspect Vester Flanagan (also known as Bryce Williams) in the murder of two US TV journalists

US lawmakers invite gun victims to Obama speech

Feb 12, 2013 - 7:36 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will join her for the speech

US President Barack Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington DC, January 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the White House.

Apple changes NRA app age rating

Jan 17, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Apple changes the age rating on the NRA s controversial shooting app

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA's app is under fire for being hypocritical and targeted at too young a community. Screen shot from MEDL Mobile website.

Obama unveils sweeping gun violence proposals

Jan 17, 2013 - 1:43 AM

UPDATED Congress must act Congress must act soon Obama said

US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan

NRA releases iOS shooting app

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:15 AM

A month after the Newtown shooting the NRA comes out with an app that s bound to cause some controversy

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA releases an app that's bound to cause some controversy. Screen shot from Apple Store.

US gun lobby says will defeat assault weapons ban

Jan 13, 2013 - 11:43 PM

The NRA president said that such proposals will not pass despite recent widespread outrage at the shooting deaths of 26 pupils and staff at a Connecticut school

AGAINST GUN CONTROL. The NRA believes its political clout will allow the organization to stop Congress from banning citizens from carrying assault rifles and other deadly weapons. Photo from the NRA official Facebook page

Obama says Newtown shooting worst day as president

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The question becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention and then it drifts away

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with NBC News' David Gregory aired December 30, 2012. Frame grab courtesy NBC News

US gun lobby urges armed police in every school

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:33 AM

The National Rifle Association insists that gun ownership is not the problem

US gun lobby 'shocked, saddened' by shooting

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:18 AM

The top US gun lobby broke its silence Tuesday December 18 about last week s school massacre saying it was shocked by the deaths and vowing to help ensure such a tragedy would not be repeated

Christmas slaughter in Connecticut

Dec 15, 2012 - 9:51 AM

There is something that tears in your gut and rips your insides out when children are killed in this way – slaughtered like sheep 11 days before Christmas