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 "Pew Research Center":

"… cent of Americans live in a household with a gun, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey. Thirty-six percent of women reported living in one of these househ …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ord-keeping requirements. The NRA notes that officials of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had concluded by the 1980s that licensing ammo dealers for nearly two deca …"

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 "Justice Department":

"… ral dealer were denied, according to a study published last October by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. Convicted felons account for the larges …"

"… directly by the FBI in 2009, fewer than 70 ever faced criminal charges, a Justice Department-funded study published in April found. Justice officials cited a lack of r …"

"… inals have been able to get guns from other sources. A 2004 report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General found that even agents who regularly investigate gun …"

"… n March. Since then, progress has been marked by periodic meetings at the Justice Department where gun-control advocates make a case for tougher laws and policies. &nb …"

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 "Romania":

"… ng-standing law designed to keep them from U.S. shores —weapons like the Romanian made WASR-10, a fearsome version of the iconic AK-47.Foreign-made guns wi …"

"… he American University School of Communication, InSight, FRONTLINE and the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism: Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walk …"

"… AK-47 rifles.Reliable and powerful, and a bargain at about $500 each, the Romanian-made gun, a semiautomatic version of the iconic Kalashnikov assault weapo …"

"… in a broader case, testified that he agreed to act as the purchaser of the Romanian AKs on behalf of a co-worker’s brother, who was trafficking weapons sou …"