Gun groups hire new lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun, anti-gun groups register new government affairs representatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York City":

"… account for the 501(c)(4) arm of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the issues …"

After Sandy Hook shootings, NRA campaign clout still formidable

By Joe Eaton

Will Connecticut shooting change the calculus?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tommy Thompson":

"… challenger to incumbent Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who was defeated for a Wisconsin Senate seat by Democrat Tammy Baldwin.Li …"

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 "Jack Patterson":

"… orm 4473 — are sufficient to prosecute dealers.“It is a no brainer,” Jack Patterson, a retired senior ATF lawyer says of the Iknadosian case. “During my tim …"

High-capacity magazine sellers raise millions for NRA

By Peter H. Stone

A Center review uncovers symbiotic ties between high-capacity magazine gun sellers and the NRA, including fund-raising tactics to underwrite

History repeat?

By Peter H. Stone

The killing spree by an Arizona man wielding a semiautomatic pistol with a high-capacity magazine raises the prospect of a fresh debate on w

Excerpts from this story referencing "campaign tools":

"… da, through a mix of PAC contributions, independent expenditures and other campaign tools.In the 2009-2010 election cycle, the National Rifle Association of America …"