Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

Apr 21, 2014

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don’t carry ...

Prospects for deal on U.S. gun law improve

Apr 9, 2013

Prospects for deal on U.S. gun law improve

Prospects for a bipartisan deal to expand federal background checks for gun purchases are improving with the emergence of fresh Republican support, according to top Senate aides. The possibility that after weeks of stalled negotiations senators might be on the cusp of a breakthrough ...

Maryland House passes firearm bill

Apr 5, 2013

Maryland House passes firearm bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed what would be among the most restrictive U.S. gun-control measures Wednesday, voting to ratchet up the state’s already tough rules by requiring fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on ...

Obama stakes second term on ambitious reforms

Feb 14, 2013

Obama stakes second term on ambitious reforms

President Barack Obama on Tuesday wagered his second term on an ambitious bid to strengthen America at home by reigniting its economic engine, cutting gun killings and fixing a broken immigration system. Focusing his State of the Union address squarely on domestic priorities, Obama ...

Bruce Willis says he's against new gun controls

Feb 10, 2013

Bruce Willis says he's against new gun controls

Bruce Willis says he’s against new gun-control laws that could infringe on rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The “Die Hard” star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence. “I think that you can’t start to pick ...