State lawmakers take aim at federal gun control

By Justine McDaniel, Robby Korth and Jessica Boehm

A growing collection of state legislatures seeks to disqualify federal gun control laws

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sam Brownback":

"… is therefore unconstitutional,” Holder wrote in a letter to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. The measures often fizzle, even in conservative states. The National Rif …"

Evolution of public-carry laws expands gun rights

By Kristen Hwang and Kate Murphy

Public-carry has moved from rare to widespread in the wake of recent shooting incidents

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mother Jones":

"… nacted that made it easier to carry in public, according to an analysis by Mother Jones magazine. Only two laws were enacted in two states that made it harder to …"

ATF's struggle to close down firearms dealers

By Fred Schulte

Agency's crippled oversight of the industry means troubled gun dealers can stay open for years.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… ees take that responsibility seriously.” ATF spokesman Mike Campbell in Washington defended the inspection process, saying, “I think ATF is doing the best …"

New study affirms the grim role played by US guns in Mexican violence

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

More than two-thirds of the arms seized over five years came from U.S. sellers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. government":

"… he persistent flow of weapons south. Some law enforcement officials in the U.S. government share the Mexicans' concern, but their attempts to stanch the flow by obta …"

The weekly watchdog: Nov. 14 - Nov. 18

By Bill Buzenberg

In case you missed them, catch up on this week's top investigations from iWatch News

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… laws were designed to save lives.Watchdog journalism in the digital ageThe Center for Public Integrity and the Paley Center for Media in New York hosted a program on watchdog jo …"

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

By Rick Schmitt

A multitude of states have eased requirements to carry concealed weapons

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence":

"… her adversaries. A favorite target: Toby Hoover, the long-time head of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, the state’s largest gun-control group. Among other things, Buckeye has …"

Rick Perry's devotion to NRA-backed proposals reaps campaign aid and grassroots support

By Peter H. Stone

Rick Perry has signed 17 pro-gun bills while governor of Texas

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive vice president":

"… aficionados and longtime Perry mega donors, according to two attendees.NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre gave an impassioned talk about gun rights that included an …"

Justice Department enacts rule for reporting of rifle sales along the Southwest border

By Corbin Hiar

The Justice Department has implemented a controversial rule to require reporting of multiple rifle sales along the border

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 "Judge":

"… als will have guns if such restrictions are put in place,” U.S. District Judge John R. Adams said in sentencing Collins. “Unfortunately, it appears tha …"

Weak laws, paltry resources hinder gun trafficking probes, say ATF backers

By David Heath

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is under fire, but supporters say the agency lacks the tools needed to conduct succe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… to Mexico is ludicrous,” Bouchard said.  …"

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 "Phoenix":

"… Journalism: Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walked into X Caliber Guns in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2008, and filled out forms for the purchase of six AK- …"

"… nistration to change its position.A picture of the X Caliber storefront in Phoenix, Ariz. The store was shuttered after authorities arrested owner George Ikn …"