Women become increasingly involved in gun groups

By Lauren Loftus and Natalie Krebs

Thanks in part to targeted marketing, more women are buying guns for protection and sport

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… graphics. Karen Callaghan, an associate professor of political science at Texas Southern University, who is writing a book on the organization, described …"

"… lf-defense is the common theme among women’s shooting groups. In Austin, Texas, Sure Shots women’s pistol league and monthly magazine focus a …"

"… to guns, she did not get directly involved in the industry until moving to Texas several years ago, she said. “I got a gun, started training with it, an …"

"… debate would covet,” she said. The only lobbyist for gun rights in the Texas Legislature is a woman named Alice Tripp. The membership of Texas Sta …"

Internet ammunition sales draw scrutiny

By Fred Schulte

Legislators want to crack down, but NRA says history shows regulation is not effective

Excerpts from this story referencing "AR-15":

"… ings in which 12 people died and dozens more were wounded. Police found an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle magazine capable of firing 100 rounds at the scene. A …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "AR-15":

"… n-made AK-47, he purchased a Smith & Wesson revolver, a variant of the AR-15 assault rifle, and two shotguns. He had moved to Florida in January 2008. …"

Romanian weapons modified in the U.S. become scourge of Mexican drug war

By Rick Schmitt and Rick Young

Center story focused on Romanian weapon now targeted by Feinstein legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "AR-15":

"… dentified in the ATF reports include several American-made versions of the AR-15 assault weapon, and two guns made by Fabrique Nationale Herstal of Belgium …"