Firearms more likely to be used in suicides than in homicides

By Carmen Forman and Jacob Byk

At least 50 people died per day from firearm suicide; 26 died from firearm homicides.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Air Force":

"… facilitator. Egan took the Office of Suicide Prevention job after a long Air Force career. He regularly staffs the office’s booth at gun shows to talk to p …"

As firearm ownership rises, Florida gun murders increase

In the last decade, gun murders in Florida have surged 38 percent. Experts are divided about the cause.

Excerpts from this story referencing "attorney":

"… , an unusual move. Dunn has remained in jail since without bail. Dunn’s attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment. But John M. Phillips, a lawyer r …"

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 "White House":

"… istance from ATF’s own missteps. In 1981, when Ronald Reagan was in the White House, the NRA produced a film called It Can Happen Here in which ATF agents wer …"

"… cutors.              ATF’s future A White House statement on the president’s gun violence proposals says there “is no …"

"… y as a standalone agency in its current state.” The Center called on the White House to make the ATF a unit of the FBI. “What we want,” said Winnie Stachel …"

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":

"… purchases by those who have been ordered into mental health treatment by a judge. Lawmakers are now discussing new initiatives, but face a high bar, as leg …"

"… iciency. The state’s judiciary has no standard practice in place to have judges instruct clerks to report court adjudications of mental incompetence. &nb …"

"… onsible citizen since,’ ’’ he observes. “But do you want to be the judge that signs off on that? That’s a tough one. Do you want to be the legisl …"

Family, agents decry "reckless" ATF gun operation on Mexican border

By Amy Biegelsen

Family of slain ATF agent testify at Congressional hearing on how guns slipped across border

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… istration but which expired in 2004. The senators also suggested President Obama use his executive powers to classify assault weapons as “non-sporting we …"

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 "United States":

"… ent of the traceable guns at Mexican crime scenes came originally from the United States.“How anybody in the United States could say with a straight face that gu …"

"… crime scenes came originally from the United States.“How anybody in the United States could say with a straight face that guns aren’t being smuggled into Mexi …"

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 "National Rifle Association":

"… horities, are likely to be more productive than added restrictions,” the National Rifle Association says in a statement on its website. The NRA declined comment for this stor …"

U.S. guns arming Mexican drug cartels

By The Center for Public Integrity

The ATF says that 90 percent of guns seized at the Mexican border were originally sold in the States