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 "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… xpanded background checks. In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety to advocate for gun-contro …"

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 "ATF":

"… of the wrong hands. Officials supported loosening regulation at that time. ATF spokesman Mike Campbell said in an interview that the agency no longer com …"

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 "Virginia Tech":

"… ited should have been closed by now. Four years ago, after the massacre at Virginia Tech exposed gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NIC …"

"… r again. The mental health loophole The horrific April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech focused new attention on the NICS’ lack of access to many relevant menta …"

"… tes for that and then somebody that gets their rights restored has another Virginia Tech type incident? It’s a hard sell.” Even the most ardent supporters of …"

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 "Gun Control Act":

"… and regulationAfter an epidemic of urban crime and political violence, the Gun Control Act of 1968 banned imports of most guns other than those with a “sporting” …"

"… both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.When it was enacted as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968, the sporting purposes test was seen as a way to keep the U.S. fro …"