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post 11 April 2013
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Gun control: the brutal electoral truth

Despite an outpouring of public anguish after the Newtown massacre, gun control measures called for at the time now seem impossibly ambitious in the face of US political realities.

article 22 January 2013 World, United States
Shootings reported at college in Texas
Shootings reported at college in Texas

Three people are reported to be injured today after shots were heard at Lone Star College in Texas.

article 22 January 2013 World, United States
If overhaul of America's healthcare system defined Barack Obama's first term, then the consequences of the massacre at Newtown may well define his second.  Matthew Moore assesses his chances.
Will gun control define Obama's second term?

If overhaul of America's healthcare system defined Barack Obama's first term, then the consequences of the massacre at Newtown may well define his second. Channel 4 News assesses his chances.

article 19 January 2013 World, United States
Inauguration rehearsal
by Obama's second term challenge: the home front

If the first term is all about making an impact, the second term is about the legacy. For Obama - still weathering an economic storm - gun control has forced itself to the top of his agenda.

article 16 January 2013 World, United States
President Barack Obama announces a host of measures to crack down on gun violence following the deaths of 20 children at a primary school in Connecticut (Reuters)
Obama takes action on gun violence after school shootings

President Barack Obama announces a host of measures to crack down on gun violence following the deaths of 20 children at a primary school in Connecticut.

article 14 January 2013 World, United States
handguns (reuters)
by Obama promises action on gun violence

"Congress needs to examine its conscience", President Obama has declared - promising a range of measures to control gun violence, including a "meaningful" assault weapons ban.

article 11 January 2013 World, United States
Cinematic violence: What does Taratino really think?
Cinema violence: What does Tarantino really think?

Quentin Tarantino told Channel 4 News that movie violence is a fantasy, with no link to real-life violence. But the director has admitted in the past that people are affected by on-screen aggression.

article 10 January 2013 World, United States
LA police with guns (reuters)
by Gun violence research hampered by NRA, say top scientists

More than a hundred scientists from America's top universities have warned that the pro-gun lobby is hampering the search for a solution to firearms violence, in an open letter.

article 10 January 2013 World, United States
Hollywood sign (getty)
by Hollywood bosses at White House for gun violence talks

After the Connecticut school shooting: the search for blame. Media bosses say it's not on-screen violence that's the problem, as they meet vice president Biden for talks on America's gun culture.