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Media urged to join drive for gun control

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A political party on Thursday called on media companies, organizations and practitioners to join the campaign for stricter gun control laws, saying the growing number of killings of journalists and politicians, as well as stray-bullet incidents, are all symptoms of uncontrolled gun proliferation in Philippine society.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan town mayor held by NBI for guns released

After almost a week of detention for allegedly keeping unlicensed guns, Mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr. was released on Tuesday and reported for work at the town hall here on Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PNP inks implementing rules on ‘Marcosian’ gun law

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The Philippine National Police signed Monday the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition and Providing Penalties for Violations as it intensifies the campaign against gun-related crimes.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

11, including girl, 3, shot in Chicago park

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Someone opened fire late in a Chicago park leaving 11 people, including a 3-year-old child, injured, police said.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Several wounded in Chicago park shooting

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Chicago police are reporting that several people have been shot in a park in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House imposes stricter gun check after shooting incident

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Following the shooting incident which injured a lawmaker, the House of Representatives will be implementing stricter security checks.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US reels after 5-year-old kills sister with ‘my first rifle’

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The accidental shooting death of a two-year-old at the hands of her five-year-old brother has revived the perennial gun debate in the United States, where weapons are made just for kids.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police: 5 dead in shooting in Washington state

A King Co. EMS vehicle is shown staged several blocks from the scene of an overnight shooting that police said left five people dead, Monday, April 22, 2013, at an apartment complex in Federal Way, Wash. AP

Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death, including a suspect who was shot by arriving officers, police said early Monday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Philippine gun lobby backs illegal weapon clampdown

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The Philippines’ leading firearms lobby on Sunday said it backed a government campaign to clamp down on illegal guns following a spate of high-profile deaths this year.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US senators reach deal on gun-sale background checks

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, following  a private meeting with families of the victims of the deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Senators struck a hard-fought compromise Wednesday that could expand US background checks to all commercial firearms sales, which may result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US state’s lawmakers approve gun control measures

President Barack Obama walks past police officers after speaking at the Denver Police Academy in Denver, Colo., with local law enforcement officials and community leaders attending following a meeting to discuss the state's new measures to reduce gun violence, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. AP/Susan Walsh

Lawmakers in Connecticut state, where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, approved a package of gun control measures described by supporters as the most comprehensive in the country.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Guns, bullets seized

Police seized five guns and bullets from the houses of a dance instructor and his brother during simultaneous police operations in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Guimba town on Saturday.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Trader, daughter shot

A businessman and his daughter were shot and wounded by a suspected robber inside their house in Barangay Bolosan here on Sunday, police said.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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