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 "California":

"… r of the Tenth Amendment Center, a for-profit nullification group based in California. The Kansas law makes it a felony for federal officials to enforce U.S. fi …"

"… not stand up in court. Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that both types of nullification laws are unconstitutio …"

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

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.

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 "Eric Holder":

"… o resigned, and Republicans called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. And President Obama has been largely hands off on the gun issue, treating …"

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

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

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.

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 "Wayne LaPierre":

"… ed for not doing a better job with the resources and laws at its disposal. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, said in an in …"

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 "George H.W. Bush":

"… ng semi-automatic variants of the AK-47, under the administrations of both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.When it was enacted as part of the Gun Control Act of 196 …"

"… nfair protectionism for domestic gun makers.In 1989, the administration of George H.W. Bush first attacked the problem of imports of assault weapons, after five child …"