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 "Mexico":

"… t border. Operation Fast and Furious allowed some 2,000 guns to cross into Mexico. ATF agents watched “straw purchasers,” lawful purchasers who stand in …"

"… of high-powered weapons, many of which later turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, two at a site where a U.S. border agent was killed.   Leadership A …"

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 "North America":

"… een considered the largest importer of surplus firearms and accessories in North America.In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Century was one of the largest importer …"