Gun rights debate enters a new arena: the campus

By Wade Millward and Carmen Forman

The right to carry a firearm onto college campuses has become another issue in the gun control debate

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 "National Instant Criminal Background Check System":

"… w. Four years ago, after the massacre at Virginia Tech exposed gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Congress and the Bush administration took decisive action to shore …"

Tucson shooter was troubled, but could still buy a gun

By Kimberly Leonard

The months-long pattern of bizarre behavior by alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner has once again raised questions about what sort of

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia Tech massacre":

"… al background check system.This issue came into sharp focus after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, when it was revealed that the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, had essentially pur …"