It will take the kind of courage shown by former slaves in the face of Jim Crow and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War.
Canada's government introduced legislation Monday to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.
A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing warehouse in Chicago of the US, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain, law enforcement officials say.
Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House clash on gun control and healthcare in their liveliest TV debate so far.
Two people dies after two separate university shootings in Texas and Arizona, just hours apart.
President Obama has to deal with structural hurdles every step of the way - from the Republican-led Congress, to politicians who get financial help from gun lobby groups, to even some liberal politicians who don't want to lose the support of their own voters, the impediments are many.