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 "Michael Bloomberg":

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

After Sandy Hook shootings, NRA campaign clout still formidable

By Joe Eaton

Will Connecticut shooting change the calculus?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… at he may be open to gun control initiatives.Rep. John Yarmuth, a moderate Kentucky Democrat, said Monday that the NRA is using its deep pockets to “instill …"

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

"… "sporting purposes" test. Engel complained that over the past decade, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "has almost completely abrogated the ban on imported assault weapons." &nb …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tennessee":

"… st executives who are board members of the NRA. Ronnie Barrett, the CEO of Tennessee-based Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, which makes a military-style rifle s …"

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