Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Gun Control Act":

"… gained jurisdiction over guns in 1952, but it was not until passage of the Gun Control Act in 1968 that it became the Division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Even …"

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 …"