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 "Supreme Court":

"… t of Appeals, which ruled against Marbut. He tried to take the case to the Supreme Court, but it declined to hear the case earlier this year. This libertarian str …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tennessee":

"… been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, among other violations. A Tennessee pawnshop had sold guns to 16 people despite “reason to believe” (from …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms":

"… singed their fingers.The notorious “Fast and Furious” operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms — one in a string of attempts over a nearly decade-long period to tag an …"

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 "Bill Buzenberg":

"… n. You can watch an archived video of the event here.Until next week, Bill Buzenberg Executive Director …"

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 "Law enforcement":

"… trapping unwary and innocent gun owners in technical violations of the law.Law enforcement groups, which had opposed concealed-carry, fought for the limits on loaded …"

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 "National Institute":

"… , calls, radio and TV—to support Perry’s re-election, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.Ed Bender, the executive director of the group, …"

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 "Violence Policy Center":

"… ts once they return to health has created a major new stumbling block. The Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based gun control group, charged that the measure showed how …"

"… found them to be a magnet for gang members from Mexico and California. The Violence Policy Center has referred to gun shows as “Tupperware Parties for Criminals.” Amer …"

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 "Phoenix":

"… ght case against George Iknadosian, the owner of the X Caliber gun shop in Phoenix, and straw buyers who were allegedly working for a pair of brothers, Cesar …"

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 "California":

"… ght was air-tight.Iknadosian, who previously owned a gun store in southern California, had grown impatient with strict gun laws there, which include a ban on hi …"