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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for American Progress":

"… n a report issued shortly before the president announced his gun plan, the Center for American Progress, a liberal advocacy group, called the ATF a “beleaguered agency that is …"

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 "Congress":

"… osed gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Congress and the Bush administration took decisive action to shore up the joint sta …"

"… ite privacy laws that had limited information-sharing. Under the 2007 law, Congress authorized $875 million over five years for states willing to overhaul the …"

"… loomberg of New York and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino — began surfacing in Congress. In March, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York introduced the Fix Gun Checks …"

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 "Congress":

"… ce intended to cooperate, he was concerned about a May 4 incident in which Congressional staff separately obtained and released documents that had been sealed …"

"… sed on Fast and Furious, three Democrats in the Senate this week called on Congress to beef up gun laws to try to curb the violence.“Congress has been virtu …"

"… week called on Congress to beef up gun laws to try to curb the violence.“Congress has been virtually moribund while powerful Mexican drug trafficking organi …"

"… er of New York and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Feinstein called on Congress to restore the ban on assault weapons passed during the Clinton administra …"

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

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

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