Trying out a gun in a shooting game during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R Brown Convention Center yesterday in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The girl at the Starbucks coffee counter points to a spot a few metres away where the gunman opened(...)

Father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, Mark Barden, introduces  Barack Obama  as former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown shooting victims look on in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

An angry US president Barack Obama has rounded on America’s gun lobby, accusing it of lying and intimidating a sufficient number of senators to(...)

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein  speaks to reporters outside the Senate Chamber in Washington.

Enough Republican senators ceded to mounting political and public pressure to pave the way for a debate on the first major piece of gun-control (...)

A Connecticut state police officer outside a house in Newtown, Connecticut, a few days after the Sandy Hook killings last December. In carrying out the second deadliest school shooting in US history, 20-year-old Adam Lanza is said to have used 30-round magazines. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last December fired 154 rounds in less than five minutes, s(...)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with US vice-president Joseph Biden (left) and family members of victims of Sandy Hook school shooting. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million advertising blitz in a bid to pressure Congress into adopting stricter gun contro(...)

A protest outside the Dáil in 2006, organised by Amnesty International and Oxfam Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The success this week of the US National Rifle Association in forcing a retreat by US president Barack Obama on a ban on assault weapons sent a(...)

One more up for the NRA
  • US
  • March 21, 2013, 06:00

Chalk another one up to the NRA. No surprise there. President Barack Obama may have made the ban on military assault weapons a priority of his (...)

Senate majority leader Harry Reid speaks to the press after the weekly Senate Democrats policy luncheon yesterday in  Washington, DC. Photograph: Getty

An assault weapons ban sought by US president Barack Obama ran into serious trouble last night when Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged there w(...)

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