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.

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 "inspector":

"… dure for policing gun dealers nationwide. Some dealers don’t see an ATF inspector for eight years or more. By law, ATF can inspect dealers once a year only …"

"… iticism from all quarters. The process often drags on for years after ATF inspectors discover what they consider serious violations of firearms sales laws. De …"

"… ue that the laws favor dealers over public safety and that ATF has too few inspectors to do its job properly. One group favoring tighter gun controls meeting …"

"… rom purchasing firearms,” according to court records. In March 2007, ATF inspectors returned and found two similar cases as well as the rifle sales to straw …"