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 "New York":

"… y. Organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, the group backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, say they are moving the needle. “Now, for …"

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 "House":

"… ving forward,” she said, “we will continue to work with members of the House, Senate and administration to achieve longer run solutions to our debt, de …"

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 "Senate races":

"… directly donated fully 28 times the amount of their opponents in House and Senate races, $7 million on the pro-gun side compared to $245,000 on the gun control si …"

"… 3. It endorsed 20 candidates, but only nine of them were victorious. In 15 Senate races during 2010 and 2012 in which the NRA made its largest contributions — $ …"

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 "Mayors Against Illegal Guns":

"… a federal database used in gun background checks, according to a report by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. And unlike other states, Florida does not revisit approved background che …"

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 "federal government":

"… uns Action Fund has spent from $30,000 to $60,000 per quarter lobbying the federal government, until now using the Raben Group at its lone lobbying firm. …"

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 "International Association":

"… have enacted laws that require such reporting within 24 to 48 hours. The International Association of Chiefs of Police supports these laws, arguing that quick reporting of s …"

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 "Democratic primary":

"… action. On Tuesday, Independence USA PAC announced its involvement in the Democratic primary in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District, where a special election is bei …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… t we also insist on using our brains.” On Nov. 1, he endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election because he wanted someone who would “lead on climate cha …"

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 "Secret Service":

"… a bullet in the President’s head." The information made its way to the Secret Service, which interviewed Geisel on Aug. 1, the same day Obama arrived in St. Pet …"

"… ing commitment records with law enforcement. After Geisel’s arrest, the Secret Service notified the ATF office in Maine, which tied Geisel to purchases of five o …"

"… . He could not be reached, and his attorney declined comment. He told the Secret Service that he had been a victim of physical and emotional abuse when he was youn …"