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.

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.

Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

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.

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

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 "China":

"… being smuggled into Mexico, saying that he suspects many come from Russia, China and the black market.“Why the heck would these cartels want to waste the …"

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 "China":

"… led in the U.S. using foreign parts.A Tucson-based importer of AK-47s from China was able to skirt the ban by tearing apart the weapons and re-assembling t …"

"… 0s, Century was one of the largest importers of SKS rifles from Russia and China, variants of a semi-automatic carbine that was once a staple of the Soviet …"

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