Nick O Malley on Michael Bloomberg

One year after Sandy Hook, Americans still up in arms

Nick O'Malley One year after the Sandy Hook massacre, America is still fiercely divided over its gun laws.

Anthony Weiner runs last in bid for New York mayor nomination

Anthony Weiner and Sydney Leathers.

Nick O'Malley Anthony Weiner's mayoralty campaign ended with him dead last in the count and being chased by Sydney Leathers through a McDonald's to find a back entrance to his election night party.

Tears in vain: shooting fails to sway US

Nick O'Malley 'It's just a signature away. Who else has to die before you get it?'

Christie paves way for 2016 White House bid

Chris Christie

Nick O'Malley Results in New Jersey and Virginia paint grim picture for hard-right Republicans in the Tea Party.

Sandy leaves US east coast paralysed

Nick O'Malley Hurricane Sandy, reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone and described as a superstorm, ploughed inland overnight, dumping heavy wet snow over parts of the Appalachian mountains and leaving New York...

Town mourns young lives extinguished too soon

candlelight vigil

Nick O'Malley The village of Newtown, Connecticut looked festive on Saturday. Christmas lights glowed on the houses and tidy lawns of its winding main street.

'Our hearts are broken today'

The families of victims grieve near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire on school children and staff in Newtown, Connecticut.

Nick O'Malley The teachers had herded the survivors to the volunteer firehouse near Sandy Hook Elementary School. Some were covered in blood.

First moves on tough road to gun control

A woman wipes her eye as she visits a makeshift memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School

Nick O'Malley The debate that many gun control advocates have been hoping for in America erupted on the Sunday morning political TV programs.

Senators speak in favour of gun reform

School security chief: 'I knew Lanza' (Thumbnail)

Nick O'Malley, Newtown, Connecticut THE debate that many gun control advocates have been hoping for in America erupted on the Sunday morning political TV programs.

NRA sticks to its guns

NRA president Wayne LaPierre

Nick O'Malley The National Rifle Association's angry, uncompromising and occasionally rambling response to calls for a ban on assault weapons has shocked many observers in the US, who expected the organisation's...

Shot ex-congresswoman leads charge as anti-gun lobby fires back

giffords

Nick O'Malley US gun control advocates, led by shot former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, have launched a coordinated attack on the powerful gun rights lobby, as they seek to continue the national debate on...

Obama's push on guns creates a ripple effect

A group of demonstrators protest in front of the White House in Washington.

Nick O'Malley WASHINGTON: A month after the killings in Sandy Hook, the White House and a loose coalition of activists are hoping to harness the public disgust to force Congress to pass its first significant gun...

US shootings continue, along with gun debate

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley It has been a bloody few days in America. There is no evidence that it has been any bloodier than usual, but some of the crimes committed have been unusual enough to have added even more fuel to the...

Grim milestone: shootings in America surpass death toll of troops in Iraq

Teresa Rousseau (R), the mother of school teacher Lauren Rousseau who was killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Nick O'Malley As America marks the six-month anniversary of the massacre of 20 children and six adults in the hamlet of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control advocates have noted that another milestone...

And not a peep on gun control from political leaders

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley A BOY of about 12 peered into a display case in the museum at the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Virginia and pointed at a sub-machinegun. "That's a Mac 10," he told his father.

'Horror' won't shift gun laws

Police investigate outside a movie theater after a shooting Friday, July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo.  A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into the crowded movie theater killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) TV, INTERNET AND MAGAZINES CALL FOR RATES AND TERMS

Nick O'Malley Some voters see owning firearms as a basic right.

Weapon of no choice

Kennesaw

Nick O'Malley Dent Myers has a friendly presence, rheumy eyes, a firm handshake, a long matted beard that hides his age - at first - and a pair of Colt M1911 .45s.