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 "board member":

"… Callaghan said. The NRA’s original womens programs were first formed by board members’ wives as a way to get involved. Today, as NRA board member Todd Rathne …"

"… t formed by board members’ wives as a way to get involved. Today, as NRA board member Todd Rathner said, “It’s a whole world unto itself.” “The Women …"

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 "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… e a case for tougher laws and policies.  Legislation developed by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a coalition of more than 500 mayors led by Michael Bloomberg of New Yor …"

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 "Arizona":

"… unziato, a former ATF official, who is now an independent consultant.Added Arizona’s former Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard, “We’re declaring …"

"… n Rifleman report.J&G Sales — a top online dealer based in Prescott, Arizona — sells a Romanian WASR-10 with a 30-round magazine for $409.95, with a …"

"… rict gun laws there, which include a ban on high-capacity assault weapons. Arizona offered a more gun friendly environment. Soon, federal authorities allege, …"

"… year later, in March 2009, Iknadosian went to trial. Prosecutors from the Arizona attorney general’s office used his conversations with the federal inform …"