Women become increasingly involved in gun groups

By Lauren Loftus and Natalie Krebs

Thanks in part to targeted marketing, more women are buying guns for protection and sport

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… xpanded background checks. In 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form Everytown for Gun Safety to advocate for gun-contro …"

Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… Solutions. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action formed a partnership with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group founded in 2006 by Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Thomas Menin …"

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

But third-quarter expenditures are down for many special interests.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":

"… rm Lockheed Martin and telecom giant Verizon Communications. FedEx Corp., Koch Industries, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Ford Motor Co., Visa Inc. and the American P …"

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

By Alan Berlow and Gordon Witkin

But lawmakers' fear may not be entirely justified.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mark Kelly":

"… run by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly, which financed television ads encouraging senators to vote for tougher ba …"

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 "Gary Kleck":

"… people to carry firearms, leading to more opportunities for gun murders. Gary Kleck, a criminology professor at Florida State University and an expert on guns …"

Gun groups hire new lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun, anti-gun groups register new government affairs representatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… s considering a slate of bills further regulating guns, and President Barack Obama is making firearms control a central piece of his public agenda. The Virg …"

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 "Federal Bureau of Investigation":

"… and Explosives on the front lines of a major terrorism investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe into the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but ATF is i …"

Super Bowl ad cost Mayors Against Illegal Guns $100,000

By Michael Beckel

Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns drops $100K on ad during NFL's biggest game of the year, new records show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… l efforts than Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other gun control advocates. …"

"… h Federal Communications Commission requirements. Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Center for Public Integrity that his organization targeted Washi …"

"… wl, when the New York Giants were pitted against the New England Patriots, Mayors Against Illegal Guns also sponsored an ad. That message featured Bloomberg and Menino touting t …"

"… "keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Bloomberg and Menino launched Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2007, and the coalition now has more than 800 members, including mayors …"

Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 'Money is not all that matters'

By Michael Beckel

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sees 'intensity' on its side as its pitted against the National Rifle Association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… Mayors Against Illegal Guns has spent $730,000 on lobbying since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. That total includes $200,000 spent in 2012 when Glaz …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Johns Hopkins University":

"… mberg, 70, was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He received …"

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 "Ronald Reagan":

"… ral background checks are rooted in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in March 1981 by John Hinckley Jr.; the system was authorized in 1993 in a …"