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Tag: US guns law

  • Saturday, May 28th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    US has more civilian guns than people: 120,5 for every 100 Americans

    United States is one of the only three countries where its citizens have a constitutional right to carry or have a gun

    United States is the only country in the world where civilian guns outnumber people, according to the Swiss base Small Arms Survey (SAS), and is also the country where at least one mass shooting takes place every year, as has tragically happened in Texas, where 19 school children and two teachers were killed by some mentally ill teenager.

  • Thursday, August 5th 2021 - 20:06 UTC

    Mexico files law suit against US main gun manufacturers

    The lawsuit involves Smith & Wesson, Barrett, Beretta, Colt, Glock, Sturm, Ruger, accused of business practices leading to arms trafficking into Mexico.

    Mexico on Wednesday filed a major lawsuit against the United States gun manufacturers for the massive damage caused by “the unlawful trafficking of guns to drug cartels and other criminals in Mexico”.

  • Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

    US Senate fails to pass bill to tighten gun controls; the vote was along party lines

    Republican Senator John Cornyn said: “My colleagues in many ways want to treat the symptoms without fighting the disease”

    The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida.

  • Monday, January 11th 2016 - 13:29 UTC

    Guns are our shared responsibility

    Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns.

    By Barack Obama - The epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides.

  • Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

    Frustrated Obama challenges voters to support changes in gun laws

    Obama, with some anger in his voice, said the US has become numb to such shootings and the response has become routine.

    A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama said on Thursday that thoughts and prayers are no longer enough as Americans respond to another deadly school shooting, and he challenged voters wanting to deal with the problem to vote for elected officials who will do something.

  • Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 08:46 UTC

    Despite Obama's efforts for gun control, US firearms production jumped 140% in five years

    “In 2010, more than 5.4 million firearms were manufactured. That number climbed to more than 10.8 million in 2013,” stated the ATF.

    Despite President Barack Obama’s push for greater gun control measures, it would seem that firearm production has boomed during his administration. The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently released its “2015 Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual Statistical Update,” in which the agency pointed out a nearly 140% increase in gun production from 2008 to 2013, the last year with available statistics.