By Jerome Aning
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.
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.
By Jamie Elona
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.
Someone opened fire late in a Chicago park leaving 11 people, including a 3-year-old child, injured, police said.
Chicago police are reporting that several people have been shot in a park in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.
By Karen Boncocan
Following the shooting incident which injured a lawmaker, the House of Representatives will be implementing stricter security checks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A businessman and his daughter were shot and wounded by a suspected robber inside their house in Barangay Bolosan here on Sunday, police said.