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FIREARMS in the USA: LISTENING

(Created on 13/01/2016)

 

 

  • Texas Students Can Bring Guns to College - Text + Audio - 2 August 2016
    "If you go to college at a state college in Texas, you can now carry a concealed handgun.
    There are some limitations, such as no guns permitted at sporting events.
    Supporters say the new law gives people rights to stop a shooter before he or she kills more people."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Study Finds Americans Want Stronger Gun Laws - Text + Audio - 25 July 2016
    "A survey released this weekend by the Associated Press/GfK found that an increasing number of Americans support stronger gun laws.
    Nearly two-thirds of respondents say they want stricter laws."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Texas Gun Range Offers Free Training to LGBT People - Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
    "The mass shooting in Orlando has led some members of the LGBT community to consider carrying guns.
    A gun range in Texas is now offering free classes to LGBT people.
    Many people taking the training say they will feel safer with the choice to protect themselves with a gun."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
    "LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender."
    (Wikipedia)

  • Mass Killings Bring New Demands for Gun Control in America - Text + Audio + Photos - 27 June 2016
    "For nearly 26 hours, congressional Democrats held a sit-in protest on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
    They demanded the House vote on gun control bills.
    When Republicans turned the television cameras off, the Democrats used social media to get their message out."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • US Continues to Lead in Weapons Exports - Text + Audio - 26 June 2016
    "New report says US supplied almost $23 billion in weapons to other countries last year. 2015 was a record-breaking year for arms manufacturers.
    An expert says “the global defense trade market has never seen an increase as large as the one we saw between 2014 and 2015."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • #NoBillNoBreak: Democrats Demand Gun Reforms - Text + Audio - 23 June 2016
    "U.S. Congressional Democrats have been demanding that the House of Representatives votes on gun-control legislation. 
    Many of the lawmakers took part in a 25-hour "sit-in." They used Periscope and Facebook live to broadcast the protest after the TV cameras were turned off."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Push for Gun Control After Orlando Shooting - Text + Audio - 14 June 2016
    "The killing of 49 people Sunday at a gay nightclub in Florida has led to new calls for gun control.
    One proposal would ban military style weapons, such as the one used in the Florida attack.
    But the proposals are likely to fail, as they did after earlier mass killings."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • UN Official Calls for Stronger US Gun Laws - Text + Audio - 14 June 2016
    "A military style rifle was one of the weapons used in the Orlando shooting.
    A member of the United Nations commented that the United States needs to be more responsible and take action against gun control.
    Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein’s remarks came following the worst mass shooting in American history."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • 50 Dead in Worst Mass Shooting in US History - Text + Audio + Videos - 12 June 2016
    "A gunman has killed 50 people and wounded another 53 at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
    The gunman used an assault rifle and a handgun. He shot inside the crowded nightclub before dying in a gunfight with police."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Americans Use Orange to Protest Gun Violence - Text + Audio - 2 June 2016
    "Americans observed Gun Violence Awareness Day on Thursday by participating in the Wear Orange movement.
    What started as a local movement in the South Side of Chicago has turned into a national movement.
    The hashtag #WearOrange can be seen all over Twitter and Facebook."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Boy, 4, Shoots Mom, Gun Activist - Text + Audio - 13 March 2016
    "A Florida mom remains hospitalized after she was shot in the back Tuesday by her 4-year-old son.
    Her Facebook page shows Jamie Gilt, 31, is a gun advocate and bragged about teaching her 4-year-old how to shoot.
    Police are investigating whether she did enough to keep the gun out of reach of her son."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Texas Law Permits Open Carry of Guns - Text + Audio - 4 February 2016
    "People can now carry guns openly in public in the southwestern state of Texas. The new law is receiving support and criticism.
    Some private businesses are banning guns on their property."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Trending Today: #StopGunViolence - Text + Audio + Video - 5 January 2016
    "An emotional President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday new measures to prevent gun violence in America.
    After Obama’s announcement, the hashtag #StopGunViolence trended on Twitter worldwide.
    Many supported Obama’s efforts, but some criticized the president’s actions."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Colorado Shootings Restart Gun Debate - Text + Audio - 30 November 2015
    "Another shooting incident - this time in Colorado - has brought attention to the debate about gun violence in the United States.
    A police officer and two civilians were killed Friday during a five-hour shooting spree in Colorado Springs.
    The shooter attacked a family planning clinic."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • A Mix of Food and Guns at Shooter’s Grill - Text + Audio + Video - 17 August 2015
    "Workers at a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, carry loaded guns, and so do some of the people who eat there.
    People come to see the restaurant from around the world, and eat “Shotgun Burritos” and “Locked and Loaded Nachos.”
    VOA visited Shooter’s Grill, and got mixed opinions about its gun policy." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


  • Once Again, Americans Debate Gun Violence - Text + Audio + Video - 22 June 2015
    "After a deadly shooting at a church in South Carolina last week, U.S. politicians are again debating how to deal with gun laws and gun violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 11,000 people died
    and 84,000 people suffered injuries from gun violence in 2013."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Americans Debating Gun Control - 13 March 2013
    "A number of recent shootings have only intensified the debate."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Gun control debate