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A gun show in Houston, Texas.

(Created on 13/01/2016)


 

 

 

 

  • Aurora theater shooting: Gun sales up since tragedy - Article + Video - 25 July 2012
    "Firearm interest spikes as some seek protection."
    (denverpost.com)

  • Viewpoint: America's gun control impasse - 20 July 2012
    "The shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has reignited the debate over gun rights in America.
    But, argues Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, the arguments on both sides say little, and accomplish even less..."

    + VIDEO : Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates: "Mr Holmes was apprehended outside... with three weapons."
    + Aurora shootings
    (BBC)
    See Cartoons + Lesson plans

  • Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas - December 2011
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Mexico drug war: US sting 'let cartels buy guns' - 15 June 2011
    "Hundreds of US guns were bought, resold and sent to Mexican drug cartels in an Arizona sting operation while US firearms agents were ordered not to intervene, Congress has heard...
    The guns tracked by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were reportedly used in numerous killings in Mexico...
    Nearly 35,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, and many of the killings have been carried out with guns smuggled in from the US. "

    + US guns 'fuel Mexico bloodshed' - 14 June 2011
    (BBC)

 

 

 

 

  • Gun dealers sell pistols 'without background check'
    "Undercover New York City investigators bought high-powered pistols from an Arizona gun fair without undergoing a background check, officials said...
    The show was held two weeks after six were killed in a shooting at an Arizona congresswoman's constituent meeting...
    Federal law prohibits convicted criminals, mentally ill individuals and drug abusers from owning guns."

    (BBC)

     

  • Arizona shooting: business booms at Tucson gun fair
    "The Stars and Stripes were fluttering at half-mast at Tucson's Pima County Fairgrounds on Saturday, but the demand for guns among its visitors was higher than ever before...
    Seven days after a man opened fire in a supermarket car park, 8,000 people gathered on the other side of the city to worship weapons
    like the one that left six local people dead and 13 wounded."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

     


  • Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban

    "Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.
    But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns."

    (google.com)

     

  • Tennessee gun law divides opinion
    "Following a recent series of high-profile shooting incidents in the United States, the southern state of Tennessee is changing its gun laws this week... Gun owners in the state will be allowed to carry their weapons in a lot more public places - including bars and restaurants."
    - with a VIDEO
    (BBC)

  • Boy guilty of shooting his mother
    "A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty in the United States of murdering his mother following a row over his household chores...
    According to prosecutors, the shooting happened after the boy had argued with his mother over chores.
    He got a pistol from a bedroom cupboard and shot Sara Madrid repeatedly."

    (BBC)

 

  • Guns for Texas school's teachers
    "Teachers in one part of the US state of Texas are to be allowed to carry concealed firearms when the new school term opens this month."
    (BBC)

 

  • US court overturns DC handgun ban
    "A ban on handguns in Washington DC has been ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court."

    (BBC)

    Q&A: DC's gun laws
    What is the case before the Supreme Court?
    Why is the case so important?
    What are the arguments against the DC handgun ban?
    What are the arguments for maintaining the ban?
    Where do the Supreme Court justices stand on the issue?
    How will the case play into the White House race?
    What is the Bush administration's position?
    Why does gun ownership matter to Americans?

    (BBC)

  • US car dealer in free gun offer
    "A car dealership in the United States is offering a free handgun with every vehicle sold.
    Max Motors in Butler, Missouri, says sales have quadrupled since the start of the offer."

    (BBC)

  • Lesson 90: Guns. - Bob & Rob show
    - with a study guide

    (thebobandrobshow.com)

 

 

  • Safety, education and public service - NRA
    (nrahq.org)