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Gun makers face new customers—and full gun racks (VIDEO)
CNBC, June 13, 2014 - After recent attempts at gun control spurred unprecedented sales, firearms makers may be facing a new challenge: overcrowded gun racks. That may spell trouble for some companies but others are drawing younger and female buyers brought in by a recent buying frenzy.

Gun rights activists host open-carry picnic along Detroit riverfront
DETROIT NEWS, June 14, 2014 - Detroit— Gun rights activists hosted an open-carry picnic Saturday at Milliken State Park along the riverfront to stress the importance of carrying firearms for self-defense. “It’s just like any other picnic. The only thing that separates us is that the vast majority of us are open carrying our firearms,” said Patrick Dunbar, the southeast regional coordinator for Michigan Open Carry. Around 85 men, women and children attended the picnic at the state park along the river walk. Most were carrying holstered pistols at their hips while they enjoyed a grilled hot dog lunch and pop. Dunbar said people were encouraged to carry only the firearms they would use to protect themselves. 

More Than 20,000 Elephants Poached In Africa In 2013
AP/HUFFINGTON POST, June 13, 2014 - GENEVA (AP) — More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled ivory eclipsed those in Asia for the first time, international wildlife regulators said Friday. The report says poaching is increasing in Central African Republic, but declining in Chad. But CITES, which regulates 35,000 species of plants and animals and which banned ivory trade in 1989, says the overall poaching numbers in 2013 dropped from the previous two years. 

26 Nosler, the new 6.5mm round
THE FIREARM BLOG - Nosler has announced a new round, the 26 Nosler. The 26 Nosler is a .264 caliber bullet aka 6.5mm. The 26 Nosler cartridge uses the Nosler 129gr Accubond Long Range bullet and fires it out at 3,400 fps at the muzzle. When zeroed at 350 yds, the 26 Nosler has a point blank range of 0-415 yds. They claim at 400 yards, the 26 Nosler retains the same velocity as the 260 Remington produces at the muzzle.

IWI Releases .338 Lapua Bolt Action “DAN” Rifle
THE FIREARM BLOG - Not content to sit on their laurels and ride the success of the Tavor, IWI has collaborated again with the IDF to develop the .338 Lapua “DAN” Sniper Rifle. Incorporating the latest must-have features for a tactical precision weapon, the DAN is mounted to an fully adjustable chassis, including an uninterrupted rail on the top and bottom with customizable rail sections on each side.

California: Assembly to Vote on Anti-Gun Bill Any Day
NRA-ILA, June 12, 2014 - Yesterday, anti-gun Senate Bill 53 passed in the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a 5 to 2 vote.  SB 53 will now go to the Assembly floor where it could be considered at anytime.  It is CRITICAL that you contact your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE this egregious legislation.  Contact information for your state legislator can be found here. SB 53 would require the purchasers of ammunition to register with the state Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to purchasing any ammunition.

Hunting with a silencer: Ammo choice is key to a quiet gun
SPRINGVILLE, Alabama AL.COM May 9, 2014-- The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board ruled last Saturday that Alabama hunters can use a silencer on their hunting firearms next season. Over 30 states currently allow this practice and I applaud the decision. 

Is High-Velocity Ammunition Worth It for Handguns?
THE DAILY CALLER, May 8, 2014 - My opinion is, for the average shooter, probably not. Handgun ammo comes in many different loadings within caliber. High-velocity ammunition varieties (often referred to as “+P”) come with higher combustion pressures and more sophisticated bullet designs.

Introducing the 45 RAPTOR Cartridge for the AR-10
THE FIREARM BLOG, May 8, 2014 - Master cartridge designer Arne Brennan, the original inventor of the concept that became the 6.5mm Grendel, has developed a new round for the AR-10 platform.

Remington rifles recalled for possible problems with trigger
BILLINGS, MT GAZETTE, May 8, 2014 - Buyers looking to purchase a Remington rifle before the fall hunting season will find the selection on the shelves of their favorite gun store a bit more bare than usual right now. In April the Remington Arms Co. issued a nationwide recall of its Model 700 and Model Seven rifles equipped with the X-Mark Pro trigger saying that some may have “excess bonding agent” that could cause the rifles to accidentally fire. The recall applies to all of the rifles that were manufactured between May 1, 2006, and April 9, 2014. Rifles manufactured after April 9 have already been repaired.

Tacoma council votes to require gun background checks
THE NEWS TRIBUNE, May 6, 2014 -- All firearm purchases at gun shows on city of Tacoma property will now require a background check of the buyer. The Tacoma City Council unanimously approved the change Tuesday night, closing the so-called gun show loophole for events using city space.

Gun Test: Sig Sauer P516 5.56mm AR-Style Pistol
THE DAILY CALLER, April 28, 2014 -- There’s just something about AR-style pistols that interests a number of AR-15 enthusiasts, and that interest creates enough demand to spur some AR-15 manufacturers to produce them. The enthusiasm for the pistols could have something to do with the fact that although they are not easily carried, aimed or readily concealed, they can have a self-defense role in certain special situations. 

‘Smart’ Firearm Draws Wrath of the Gun Lobby
NYTIMES (Subscription), April 28, 2014 - A handgun that can identify its user so no one else can fire it has met with the same uproar that has stopped many seeking tougher weapons laws.

Report: Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition
USA TODAY, April 28, 2014: WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.

Lawmakers pushing ‘shall-sign’ legislation for Class III NFA items
GUNS.COM, April 26, 2014 - In order to legally own an NFA item — such as a silencer, short-barreled rifle or machine gun — a local Chief Law Enforcement Officer must sign an individual’s application before completing the transfer. In most states, the CLEO, usually the local police chief or county sheriff, can technically approve or deny for arbitrary reasons, as it’s up to his or her own discretion.

Guns, ammunition stolen from Salina sporting goods store (VIDEO)
KWCH, April 15, 2014 -- SALINA, Kan. (Salina Journal) - Nearly 150 guns were stolen Monday from a Salina Sporting Goods store according to our news partners at the Salina Journal.

AR-15 and AK-47 Sales Slowing in Cheyenne
KGWN, April 9, 2014, Cheyenne, WY - - Firearms retailers nationwide saw a surge of business in 2012 and 2013 in reaction to possible federal gun legislation and the Sandy Hook tragedy. AR-15 and AK-47 sales have now taken a dip nationally. Cheyenne sales of what many refer to as "assault weapons" saw a huge rise in late 2012 and early 2013, but have since fallen off.

'Assault Weapon' Sales Boom Cools Off
CNNMoney, April 9, 2014 -- NEW YORK-- The red-hot market for assault weapons has finally cooled off. Over the last couple of years, sales have surged for military-style semiautomatic rifles, known variously as assault rifles or modern sporting rifles, driven by fears of a potential federal ban on the weapons.

The Marine Corps’ Colt M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistol
GUNS MAGAZINE, April 9, 2014 - So I wasn’t prepared for my own reaction when I opened the drab, olive Pelican case and saw the Colt M45 Close Quarters Battle Pistol for the first time, and the images and memories it set swirling in my head.

Sig Sauer Sues BATFE for Classifying Muzzle Brake as Suppressor
SOLDIER SYSTEMS.NET, April 9, 2014: According to Sea Coast Online New Hampshire-based SIG SAUER has filed civil suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alleging they wrongfully classified a SIG-designed muzzle brake as an item “intended only for use” in producing suppressors.

Gorilla Ammunition – .300BLK Subsonic 208gr Hornady A-MAX
SOLDIER SYSTEMS.NET, April 9, 2014 - Gorilla Ammunition is now selling a .300BLK Subsonic cartridge featuring the 208gr Hornady A-MAX bullet. This highly accurate cartridge is great for hunting and practice alike, and, being subsonic, is best used with a suppressor. [Scroll down to Gorilla Ammo]

New Yorkers Rally for Gun Rights, Against Cuomo Regime
, April 6, 2014 -- More than a year after the New York governor’s landmark gun control law was enacted, thousands of New Yorkers poured into the state house in Albany to protest his governance and leadership.

Target shooting generates millions for Arkansas’ economy
ARKANSAS ONLINE, April 6, 2014 -- Last fall, I visited the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Firing Range near Mayflower for an afternoon of shooting. The intent of my visit to this popular central-Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility was sighting in a rifle for deer hunting. But I couldn’t help noticing that a wide variety of shooting-sports enthusiasts were at the range that day. A man and his two teenage sons were practicing their shotgunning skills on the skeet range. Nearby, several women were enjoying a fast-paced round of trapshooting.

Consumer demand still fuels ammo shortage
MISSOULIAN SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, April 8, 2014 -- For more than four years, shooting enthusiasts have suffered through ammunition shortages that have often left shelves bare even at giant retailers such as Cabela's. Ammunition manufacturers say point blank the problem is a matter of supply and demand for certain calibers, but many shooters don't buy such a simple answer.

Florida guns end up in hands of drug cartels
TAMPA TRIBUNE, April 6, 2014 -- TAMPA — A Polk County church pastor and his wife say they didn’t know some of the 47 assault-style rifles they were buying would end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Still, the couple admit they lied on government forms when they bought the weapons at various gun stores and pawn shops. Nine of the rifles were later seized by law enforcement in Mexico, some during armed confrontations with drug cartels there, according to court documents.

Got gun? Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law just got teeth
RT NEWS, April 4, 2014 - The so-called ‘warning shot’ legislation, which is supported by the influential National Rifle Association (NRA), sailed through the Senate on Thursday 32-7, and is nearly certain to be signed into force by Governor Rick Scott, a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which empower Americans to “keep and bear arms.”

'Warning shot' bill championed by NRA on its way to governor
TAMPA BAY TIMES, April 4, 2014 TALLAHASSEE — The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that grants immunity to people with clean criminal records who fire a warning shot or threaten to use deadly force in self-defense. It also seals court records of those charged with firing a weapon, but later have those charges dropped. Already passed by the House, the measure next goes to Gov. Rick Scott, who "supports the 2nd Amendment and Florida's self-defense laws (and) looks forward to reviewing this legislation,'' said a spokesman.

College suspends student for asking questions about gun control
Daily Caller, April 2, 2014 -- A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum, prompting a First Amendment advocacy group to condemn the college for its flagrant disrespect for free speech and due process. The student, Nicholas Saucier, tried to get Malloy to answer questions about his support for gun control legislation, which has put Saucier’s ammunition manufacturing business in jeopardy.

Emergency Guns Measure Clears Committee On Third Shot
CBSMiami/NSF Tallahassee, April 1, 2014 – A National Rifle Association-backed measure to allow people without concealed weapons licenses to pocket their guns during emergencies squeaked out of the Senate committee where it has been on hold for two weeks.

NY Officials Agree to Not Enforce 7-Round Magazine Limit While Gun Case on Appeal
Second Amendment Foundation, April 1, 2014 -- BELLEVUE, WA -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico have agreed, in a stipulated order, to not enforce a section of the state’s controversial SAFE (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act while an appeal is underway in one of the legal challenges to that statute, amounting to a small but important victory for the Second Amendment Foundation in a challenge to the constitutionality of a provision in the law.

Lawsuit over Colorado’s gun laws has its day in court
Daily Caller, March 31, 2014 -- Colorado’s new gun laws are coming to the fore again, as a lawsuit to overturn them opens on Monday in federal court. Almost all of Colorado’s elected county sheriffs spearheaded the suit, saying new measures requiring universal background checks and limiting the size of ammunition magazines are both unconstitutional and unenforceable.

MILLER: Exclusive — Shock verdict — Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C.
The Washington Times, March 26, 2014 -- In a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.

Court upholds San Francisco gun restrictions
The Denver Post, March 25, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO —A federal appeals court has upheld two San Francisco gun laws challenged by the National Rifle Association and gun owners who live in the city. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the city can require handgun owners to secure weapons in lockers, keep them on their bodies or apply trigger locks to the guns when stored at home. The three-judge panel also upheld the city's sales ban on ammunition that expands on impact and is often referred to as hollow point bullets.

Gun control measures met with defiance from law enforcement officers
Fox News, March 24, 2014 -- The head of a nationwide sheriffs coalition is calling on Vermont's law enforcement officers to defy three controversial gun control measures passed by Burlington voters three weeks ago. "Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances," said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. "We're seeing sheriffs in New York oppose the Safe Act and Gov. Cuomo. If we have sheriffs in New York doing this, how much more should we have sheriffs doing it in Vermont?"

Georgia gun law ready for signing: Bill will allow firearms in bars, churches
The Washington Times, March 22, 2014 -- The Georgia Senate passed a new bill on Friday that will allow concealed carry weapons in bars, airports (before TSA security checkpoints), places of worship and some government buildings. The bill’s co-sponsor, Rep. Dustin Hightower, said in February that the HB60 bill, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, is one of the “strongest Second Amendment bills to pass the House.”

RELATED: Georgia Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Gun Bill
Townhall, March 21, 2014 -- The Georgia Senate passed a sweeping gun bill that will allow concealed carry in bars, airports (before TSA security checkpoints), places of worship of worship that ‘opt-in,’ and some government buildings. HB60 (formerly called the Safe Carry Protection Act) is one of the “strongest Second Amendment bills to pass the House,” bill co-sponsor Rep. Dustin Hightower said in February. He was confident the legislation would pass the state Senate, and the 112-58 vote Thursday proved him right.

No Door-to-Door Gun Confiscations: State (VIDEO)
NBC Connecticut, March 21, 2014 -- Starting April 1st, gun buyers will be required to apply for a certificate from the state before purchasing any long gun from either a licensed or private seller. State Police warn it could add weeks if not months to what was a two week process. State Police Lt. Eric Cooke is with Special Licensing and Permits.  He says if you have a handgun permit, you’ll already be covered under this new mandate. Adding this element of the law fills a gap when it comes to the private purchase or transfer of a shotgun or rifle.

Ninth Circuit vacates lower court decision on carrying guns in Hawaii
Examiner.com, March 21, 2014 -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has put Hawaii one step closer to less restrictive firearms carry with a three judge panel decision filed Thursday in the case of Christopher Baker v. Louis Kealoha that vacated a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. Baker challenged Hawaii’s “may issue” law after being denied a permit by Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, claiming among other things this deprived him “of the fundamental constitutional rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

ARMagLock Helps AR15 Owners Beat ‘Assault Weapon’ Registration Laws 
Ammoland.com, March 21, 2014 -- Winter Park, CO --ARMagLock is a new patent pending AR-15 fixed magazine & release solution that helps New York, California, Connecticut and newly proposed Rhode Island owners to avoid assault weapon firearm registration within their respective states, and stay compliant with the laws.

After Fiery Debate, ‘Warning Shot’ Bill Passes Florida House
NorthEscambia.com (Florida), March 21, 2014 -- After a nearly two-hour debate that focused on Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, the state House on Thursday easily passed a bill that would expand the self-defense law to include threatened use of force — including showing a gun or firing a warning shot. The measure (HB 89) by Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, would extend immunity to people who threaten to use force in self-defense — the same immunity already in law for those who actually shoot people in response to perceived threats.

Gun bills find support in state House
Miami Herald, March 20, 2014 -- TALLAHASSEE -- A pair of high-profile, NRA-supported guns bills won the support of the Florida House on Thursday. One proposal seeks to extend Stand Your Ground immunity to people who fire a warning shot or threaten to use other deadly force in cases of self defense. The second bill would prevent children from facing severe punishments for playing with simulated weapons in schools. It specifically permits the use of pastries as pretend pistols. The so-called Pop-Tart bill (HB 7029) passed by a 98-17 vote. Only Democrats voted against it.

Short supply of ammo persists
Ocala Star Banner, March 20, 2014 -- If there's ammunition on the shelf, Butch Baker will buy it all. Whether he has the gun for it or not, he buys it. It has become a common trend for gun owners, Baker said, to stock up on bullets when they find them.

Conn. officials tell gun owners to relinquish or destroy banned assault weapons
Fox News, March 15, 2014 -- HARTFORD, CONN. –  Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year's gun control law.

Republicans tackle numerous pro-gun bills
Arizona Daily Sun, March 15, 2014 -- PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House of Representatives spent several hours this week debating five pro-gun bills Republicans say protect Arizonans from ongoing attacks on 2nd Amendment rights but which Democrats say are unnecessary and a waste of time. One bill would allow authorities to charge a person accused of taking someone's gun with an aggravated assault charge.

Citizens Revolt, Refuse to Register Guns
WND, March 14, 2014 -- Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents are refusing to register their firearms in defiance of new gun-control laws. In December 2012, the nation was horrified by the merciless killings of a classroom of young children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. In response, the Democratic state legislature approved sweeping new gun-control laws, and Gov. Dan Malloy signed them into law. Several other states followed suit, including New York, Maryland and Colorado.

Gun safes: Locked and loaded
The Economist, March 15, 2014 -- LIVE fire crackles from the range at Clark Brothers, a gun shop in Virginia. Inside, the most striking things are the enormous gun safes. Some of these metal boxes, which cost over $1,000, can withstand hours of exposure to wildfires and being dropped from 200 feet. They are the result of a shift in gun ownership. Surveys suggest that the proportion of American households that own guns has declined from about 50% in the early 1980s to about 35% now.

Guns bill reactions: Balukoff pans it, NRA says colleges will be safer
Idaho Statesman, March 13, 2014 -- Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho's eight public college and university campuses. "It was totally unnecessary and I think the process to pass that was just as flawed as the bill," Balukoff said at a Statehouse news conference after a short speech marking his official filing as a candidate for governor.

Guns May Soon Be Everywhere in Georgia
Mother Jones, March 13, 2014 -- Soon gun owners in the state of Georgia may be allowed to pack heat almost anywhere—including K-12 schools, bars, churches, government buildings, and airports. The "Safe Carry Protection Act" (HB 875) would also expand Georgia's Stand Your Ground statute, the controversial law made famous by the Trayvon Martin killing, which allows armed citizens to defend themselves with deadly force if they believe they are faced with serious physical harm.

400 guns, other weapons recovered as pair arrested
San Bernardino County Sun, March 12, 2014 -- Investigators arrested two men Tuesday for allegedly selling firearms in parking lots outside of gun shows, according to the state attorney general’s office. Erik Stoffel, 39, of Apple Valley and Alvin Seal, 67, of Oildale were taken into custody Tuesday and booked into the Adelanto Detention Center on suspicion of multiple weapons distribution charges, according to a statement released Wednesday from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office.

Gun activists stage 'armed march' at SXSW
My SanAntonio, March 12, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO — Amid the party atmosphere of South by Southwest, a group of armed activists held a rally in the congested streets of downtown Austin on Wednesday, toting rifles and black-powder pistols openly among thousands of festival goers.

Requests to carry concealed guns surges in Calif.
SanFrancisco Gate, March 12, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns. Sheriffs in some politically conservative or rural counties reported spikes in applications while other counties in the state experienced smaller increases. Demand is being driven by a federal appeals court ruling last month that made it easier for residents to obtain the hard-to-get permits. About 56,000 Californians have a concealed-weapons permit in a state of 38 million residents.

Guns legal in Florida classrooms?
First Coast News, March 11, 2014 -- Guns could be one step closer to legally being in some Florida classrooms. Despite opposition from school boards and some teachers unions, the proposal is gaining some traction. "We are all panicked about having a shooter in a school. I'm open to creative solutions," parent Julia Sanna said in Lake Worth. Senate Bill 968 would let school superintendents and principals pick certain employees to carry concealed weapons.

Editorial: Sheriff sides with self-defense
Hutchens heeds court, eases concealed-gun permit rules
Orange County Register, March 11, 2014 -- Although the recent ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on concealed weapons permits didn’t compel Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to begin issuing permits under the new rules, the sheriff, much to our admiration, chose to, anyway. “It wasn’t a matter of opinion with me; it’s a question of what the law is,” Sheriff Hutchens said in a recent interview.

San Jose police officer charged with rape
San Jose Mercury News, March 11, 2014 -- SAN JOSE -- When the woman said she didn't want to stay home after arguing with her husband, the cop took her to a hotel. He waited in the parking lot until a second officer left on another call. Then, according to an allegation that has shaken the San Jose Police Department and public trust, patrolman Geoffrey Graves returned to the room, where he shed parts of his uniform but left on his bulletproof vest -- and raped her.

Concealed-gun ruling widens debate in California
USA Today, March 9, 2014 -- PALM SPRINGS, Calif. —   California has the most gun-restrictive laws in the country, but last month a federal appeals court loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons.   From rusted six-shooters to semi-automatic weapons, hundreds of guns line the walls of a Desert Hot Springs police storage room.  Some are waiting to be destroyed. Others are evidence in ongoing investigations. Nearly all came from criminals who got them illegally, Police Chief Dan Bressler said.  

Italian government up in arms over use of Michelangelo's 'David' in gun ad
Fox News, March 10, 2014 -- An Illinois-based gunmaker has incurred the wrath of the Italian government after using Michelangelo's famous sculpture of the Biblical hero David in an advertisement for one of its rifles. The advertisement for Armalite's AR-501A shows David holding the gun in lieu of his famous slingshot. The ad's tagline reads "AR-501A: A Work of Art".

Repeal gun law, not just registry 
Toronto Sun, March 9, 2014 -- Repeal, not amnesty. Canada’s millions of law-abiding gun owners deserve more than a mere amnesty against the RCMP’s seizure of firearms it decides to ban arbitrarily. Gun owners deserve a repeal of the entire federal firearms legislation enacted by the Liberals in 1995, the rightly infamous Bill C-68.

East Point dad shoots at crooks to protect kids in home invasion
WSB-TV2, March 8, 2014 -- SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — An East Point man says he shot at the burglars he caught inside his home to protect his kids. A total of five break-ins have been reported in the past month at the Landmark at Creekside Grand apartments on Redwine Road. Jason Bagley told Channel 2’s Liz Artz he “was hoping to be the guy to stop” the rash of break-ins. Bagley showed Artz where burglars came in his home while he was asleep upstairs. 

Gun permits: Big demand, unknown wait
U-T San Diego, March 8, 2014 --  SAN DIEGO — A concealed weapons permit has become a hot ticket item since an appeals court ruling opened the door for many law-abiding Californians who wish to carry a gun for self-defense. In the first week after the Feb. 13 ruling, the line of hopeful applicants snaked out the door at Sheriff’s Headquarters in Kearny Mesa, and the requests have held steady.

Advisory Letter: Online Scams Using Fraudulent Federal Firearms Licenses
March 7, 2014 -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is providing the following information to make you aware of fraudulent online firearms sales. Some individuals are using fraudulently altered Federal firearms licenses to sell but never deliver firearms online.
A typical online scam starts with an online firearm advertisement. Purchasers who respond to the advertisement by telephone or email receive an invalid, counterfeit copy of a license that appears to be valid. After sending payment, the purchaser never receives the advertised firearm(s) and the fraudulent seller removes the original online advertisement and contact information.
To help you avoid this scam, licensees are reminded that only transactions between licensees require the furnishing of a certified copy of the license. Licensees should consider only providing the basic license number to individuals (e.g., 1-75-12345). The individuals can use FFL eZ Check to confirm the validity of the license number before sending payment for firearms advertised online. FFL eZ Check is on the ATF website at http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms/firearms-industry/applications-FFL-eZ-check.

Homeowner Couple Defend Themselves Against Home Invasion
Multiple Shots Fired during Overnight Home Invasion
WTOK, March 7, 2014 -- Lauderdale County, Miss. -- A Lauderdale County home invasion quickly turned into a shootout between the residents and the intruder.  As many as nine gunshots were fired inside of a home in the 2300 block of Whitaker Road around 1 a.m. Friday. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun tells Newscenter 11 it all started when a man forced his way into the home, which was occupied by two people.

Idaho Lawmakers OK Guns On College Campuses
CBS News, March 7, 2014 -- BOISE, Idaho -- The House voted Thursday to back a bill that would allow students, faculty and visitors to carry guns on Idaho's college campuses. The 50-19 decision came after proponents argued the bill would uphold Second Amendment rights and give people on campuses to a way to protect themselves.

Social media affects gun sales
WALB News 10, March 6, 2014 -- LEESBURG, GA -- A new tactic for selling guns is on the rise, and it has law enforcement worried. Some law enforcers are surprised to learn that people are using Facebook to sell guns, and they have some safety concerns. While browsing on Facebook, you might see ads or friends posting about their day, but did you know there are fan pages about buying guns?  
See related story below dated March 5.

Sunnyvale's gun law takes effect as foes fail to stop it
San Francisco Gate, March 6, 2014 -- SAN JOSE -- Sunnyvale's voter-approved ban on large-capacity gun magazines took effect as scheduled Thursday as gun owners unsuccessfully sought a stay from a federal appeals court. The ordinance, approved by 66 percent of Sunnyvale voters in November, prohibits possession of firearms with magazines that carry more than 10 cartridges. California law has forbidden the sale or transfer of such weapons since 2000 but does not ban possession of magazines legally acquired before 2000. 

Bill would repeal state’s ‘Stand your ground’ law
Herald Online, March 6, 2014 -- COLUMBIA — The chairman of the state Legislative Black Caucus, backed by several ministers, former law enforcement officials and activists, has introduced a bill to repeal South Carolina’s “Stand your ground” law.  The bill would not do away with residents’ long-standing right to defend themselves with deadly force while inside their homes, vehicles and businesses, Rep. Harold Mitchell, D-Spartanburg, stressed at a Thursday news conference at the Statehouse. 

Expanded gun background checks dies in Oregon Senate; supporters try another approach
The Oregonian, March 6, 2014 -- A bill that would expand background checks for gun purchases in Oregon is now dead – but there is a last-minute attempt to pass another measure aimed at reducing gun violence.  Backers of expanding the background checks to include almost all non-family gun transfers conceded Thursday that they remain at least one vote short in the Senate.

For The Fifth Time In Two Weeks, A Detroit Homeowner Has Killed a Burglar
Deadline Detroit, March 6, 2014 -- Another Detroit homeowner has shot and killed a burglar, George Hunter reports. It's at least the fifth such incident in recent weeks. Thursday’s shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m. when two men allegedly broke into a home on the 8200 block of Penrod on the city’s west side, Detroit Police Third Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson said. “The homeowner was able to retrieve his weapon, and fired hitting one of the burglars,” Johnson said. “He ran away and collapsed in the driveway. The other burglar was able to escape.” 

Sunnyvale's gun limit uphold in court
San Francisco Gate, March 6, 2014 -- A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Sunnyvale to enforce a voter-approved ban on large-capacity gun magazines, saying it would have little impact on the constitutional right to possess firearms for self-defense. The ruling comes two weeks after another judge rejected gun advocates' attempt to block a similar law in San Francisco.  

California store’s sale of smart guns prompts furious backlash
The Washington Post, March 6, 2014 -- The California gun store that put the nation’s first smart gun on sale is facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights advocates who fear the new technology will encroach on their Second Amendment rights if it becomes mandated.  Attacks in online forums and social networks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun.

Guns on campus bill sails through House
Idaho Press-Tribune, March 6, 2014 -- BOISE — The Idaho House has voted to back a bill allowing students, faculty and visitors carry guns on college campuses. The bill passed with a 50-19 vote, with proponents arguing it upholds Second Amendment rights and allows people on campuses to protect themselves.   

Facebook and Instagram Introduce New Rules To Stem Illegal Gun Sales Online
Forbes, March 5, 2014 -- Social media giant Facebook and photo sharing subsidiary Instagram today announced new rules aimed at cutting down illegal gun sales on both platforms.
The sites will delete reported posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks — often an indicator that one or more of those involved in the transaction could be a minor or a felon seeking to evade the law.

Smith & Wesson Shoppers Keep Reloading on Hand Guns
Bloomberg Businessweek, March 5, 2014 -- The U.S. gun market might be hotter than many thought. Despite a decline in federal background checks needed to buy firearms, Smith & Wesson (SWHC) just shot the lights out in a quarterly earnings report.

Ninth Circuit Ushers Big Win for California  Gun owners
Cal Guns Foundation, March 5, 2014 -- BELLEVUE, WA, and ROSEVILLE, CA – The Second Amendment Foundation and The Calguns Foundation earned a significant victory today when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case of Richards v. Prieto, challenging the handgun carry license issuing policy of Yolo County, California, Sheriff Ed Prieto. 

Moms Kicked Off Staples Property But Deliver 12,000 Signatures to Retailer’s Security
Framingham Patch, March 4, 2014 -- Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America deliver a petition with more than 12,000 signatures to Staples this morning asking for guns to be prohibited in their stores…but were asked to leave.

Obama asks Congress for money to prevent mass shootings
Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2014 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the subject of mass shootings on Tuesday by proposing to spend millions of dollars more on gun safety programs, inspections of retailers and background checks for people buying firearms. 

Sheriff to keep issuing concealed-weapon permits
Orange County sheriff will stick to a less-restrictive policy on permits even after court issues a stay.
Orange County Register, March 4, 2014 -- The Orange County Sheriff's Department will stick to a new policy making it easier to get concealed-weapon permits locally, even though the court ruling that sparked that policy has been temporarily suspended.

RELATED: Sheriff gets $1.5 million to process gun permit applications
Orange County Register, March 4, 2014 -- Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens received $1.5 million from the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to help process a flood of applications for concealed weapons permits, though she didn’t believe it would be a regular annual request.

Gun Bill Would Grant Immunity for Warning Shots
Sunshine State News, March 4, 2014 -- SB-448, proposed by Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, is one bill gathering attention from  gun rights organizations. Evers’ bill, if passed, would grant immunity to Florida gun owners who point their defensive handgun at an attacker. The bill also intends to fix issues that arise due to Florida law which requires mandatory sentencing for certain gun crimes.

Facebook mulling policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)
Venture Beat, March 3, 2014 -- Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in mere days, VentureBeat has learned. The social network has been under pressure from the powerful Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. 

Bills in State House Would Exempt Firearm Records from FOIA
Wood Radio, March 3, 2014 -- The Michigan House will soon consider bills that exempt firearm records from the Freedom of Information Act.  The bills also set up a method for law enforcement to obtain the records if it's needed for investigation purposes, although the bill says they would have to detail  "reasonable suspicion" before they could gain access.

Feds: South Sacramento Shop Illegally Making Homemade Assault Rifle
CBS Sacramento (CBS13), Feb. 27, 2014 -- SACRAMENTO — A South Sacramento gun shop has been shut down after federal authorities arrested the owners for allegedly making homemade assault rifles. It’s all chained up now after the federal raid, but federal agents say the machine shop was one of many places people could go to get illegal and untraceable guns. Federal authorities say undercover photos of brothers Luis Cortez Garcia and Emiliano prove they were illegally manufacturing assault rifles in Sacramento.

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Appeals Ninth Circuit Concealed Weapons Permit Ruling
State of California OAG, Feb. 27, 2014 -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a petition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on behalf of the State of California, urging the court to review and reverse its decision in Peruta v. County of San Diego.

Study aims to shoot down media narrative on frozen firearms research
Fox News, Feb. 27, 2014 -- A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades. The study shows the number of firearms-related journal articles published every year, after hitting 69 in 1996, rarely dipped below 60 and even spiked to 121 last year.

RELATED Opinion: Don't believe mainstream media mistruths about firearms research
Fox News, Feb. 27, 2014 -- If we are to believe the mainstream media, the powerful NRA has used its political muscle to keep people ignorant of how guns impact our safety. They are supposedly to blame for the elimination of firearms research.

Memphis Teen's Shooting Reveals Gallery of Shocking Photos
Yahoo.com, Feb. 28, 2014 -- The shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in Memphis resulted in another teen being charged with his shooting, but it also created outrage over photos that emerged on the victim's Facebook page showing him and other baby-faced teens smoking pot, posing with an arsenal of guns and fanning stacks of...

It’s been 20 years since the Brady bill passed. Here are 11 ways gun politics have changed.
The Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which went into effect in 1994. The law -- named after James Brady, who was shot during an attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981 -- made background checks a requirement for gun purchases from licensed dealers.

Lawmakers ask White House for $10 million to further study gun violence
Guns.com, Feb. 25, 2014 -- The CDC study, completed last June, found that defensive gun use was common, while mass shootings were not. It was also discovered that when guns are used in self-defense the victims consistently have lower injury rates than those who are unarmed, even compared with those who used other forms of self-defense.

Lawmakers OK anti-suicide bill that would give gun-safe rebate
Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 28, 2014 -- A House committee unanimously passed a gun-safety program aimed at preventing suicides that includes state rebates for some purchases of gun safes.

How Much Will Guns Matter in This Key Gubernatorial Race?
Republican candidate is a stalwart Second Amendment supporter
Politix, Feb. 27, 2014 -- Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is betting that California voters are as passionate about guns as he is. The Republican hopefully is making his opponents' support for gun control measures a key plank in his long-shot bid for the governorship of the nation's most populous state. That applies to both Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Neel Kashkari, a former Treasury Department official. Due to California's "jungle" primary system the top-two finishers in the June primary will ...

'She wasn't scared a bit': How girl ELEVEN grabbed gun and shot dead cougar that was stalking her brother, 13, outside their house
Daily Mail, Feb. 26, 2014 -- When Tom White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.  Without a moment's hesitation, Shelby White killed the female cougar, and wildlife officials suggested that the animal may have been ...

MILLER: Pressure for Supreme Court to take up Drake case and rule on concealed carry laws for nation
Split between 9th Circuit in California and 3rd Circuit New Jersey cases
The Washington Times, Feb. 26, 2014 -- John Drake just wants to legally carry a gun to defend himself in New Jersey since he has been chased by robbers after refilling ATMs with thousands of dollars in cash. His application for a concealed carry permit was denied because the state does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.”

New Smith & Wesson SDVE Pistols Available For Sale In California
Ammoland.com, Feb. 25, 2014 -- SPRINGFIELD,MASS -- Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that the long awaited California compliant models of the increasingly popular SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols have commenced shipping. Available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, the SDVE pistols were approved and added to the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale prior to the microstamping requirements.

Utah schools now guarded with police wielding AR-15 rifles
The Washington Times, Feb. 25, 2014 -- The Granite School District Police Department issued its officers AR-15 rifles to help protect students and staff in one Utah school district.
Police Chief Randy Johnson said the weapons would aid with “rapid response” emergency situations, NBCreported.

Justices won't hear challenge to young adult gun limits
USA Today, Feb. 24, 2014 -- WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider any new cases seeking to expand gun rights, including two challenges to restrictions on young adults. The decision does not preclude the court eventually agreeing to consider the next big legal issue in the national debate over guns: whether the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense extends to public places.

Guns in Wyoming schools: Two sides to the story
Casper Star-Tribune, Feb. 24, 2014 -- Shelie Elliott and her students were on the playground when the van rolled to a halt at the front gate. The off-white conversion van with a sputtering muffler and rusted rims did not belong to any nearby rancher. It was not from here, Elliott thought. Most days, like this day last fall, Elliott is the only adult at the rural Red Creek Elementary School 30 miles outside Casper.

Supreme Court Declines Challenges To Gun Laws
The Huffington Post, Feb 24, 2014 -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.  The court's decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, which was behind two of the challenges

Run on guns subsides, but ammo shortages hit some areas
Casper Star-Tribune, Feb. 21, 2014 -- What some retailers described as gun-buying fever the past year has largely broken. But the effects linger in the ammunition market, particularly in smaller Wyoming towns.
Just 10 months ago, people lined up at Casper’s Sportsman’s Warehouse every Thursday, waiting three hours or more to buy a two-box limit of ammo.

O.C. sheriff eases rules for carrying a concealed weapon
Ocean County Register, Feb. 21, 2014 -- Local applicants seeking a permit to carry a concealed weapon now only have to say that they need one for self-defense or personal safety.

Mercury News editorial: Concealed weapons permit decision could put Californians in danger
San Jose Mercury News, Feb. 20, 2014 -- If the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' recent ruling striking down restrictions on concealed-carry gun permits is allowed to stand, California will become a more dangerous place. The court ruled Feb. 13 that San Diego County's rules requiring applicants to show "good cause" to carry a concealed weapon are an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment.

Record U.S. Gun Production as Obama ‘Demonized’ on Issue
Bloomberg News, Feb. 20, 2014 -- U.S. gun makers led by Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) churned out a record number of firearms in 2012, government data show, continuing a trend of robust production during Democratic presidencies.  More than 8.57 million guns were produced in 2012, up 31 percent from 6.54 million in 2011, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which has been tracking the statistics since 1986.

D.C. mom takes gun case to Supreme Court (Video)
The Washington Times, Feb. 19, 2014 -- Amanda Welling has traveled a long, twisting road to transfer her handgun from her former Texas home to her new one in Southeast D.C. — a road that has led her to the Supreme Court.

Part 1: Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle (Video)
The Washington Times,  Feb. 19, 2014 — Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine. 

Part 2: Cover-up? Army historian says report on deadly Afghan battle was altered to absolve faulty gun (Video)
Survivors of bloody battle report M4 jams
The Washington Times, Feb. 20, 2014 --Second of two parts. A former Army historian who chronicled the infamous Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan, where nine U.S. soldiers died after their M4 carbines jammed, tells The Washington Times that his official account was altered by higher-ups to absolve the weapons and senior officers.

Supreme Court asked to decide on three gun casesMixed bag of legislation confounds states, NRA
The Washington Times, Feb. 19, 2014 -- The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to wade into a growing legal brawl over the scope of the Second Amendment and how far the Constitution goes in protecting Americans’ self-defense rights outside of their homes, with the justices deciding whether to take up three pending gun cases.

Gun Makers Find Greener Pastures Down South
Fox Business, Feb. 19, 2014 -- In the wake of new regulations in their northern home states, gun makers are going to the Carolinas, Alabama and other areas in the South for a place to open up shop.

US Sen. Markey calls for personalized gun law
Boston.com, Feb. 19, 2014 -- BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns to be personalized so they can be fired only by their owners or other authorized users.  Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said technology exists to make guns inoperable for unauthorized users. He said the bill would make it more difficult for stolen guns to be used in crimes or against police officers and would reduce accidental firearm deaths by making it impossible for children to fire guns they find.

Supreme Court may rule on guns outside the home
USA Today, Feb. 17, 2014 -- WASHINGTON — Guns will be on the table Friday when the Supreme Court meets in private conference to consider potential cases for next fall's docket. Just figuratively, of course. The petitions scheduled for potential discussion include three that challenge state or federal gun-control laws.

Current background checks stop very few firearm purchases
Percentage of denials hits low under Obama
The Washington Times, Feb. 13, 2014 -- Federal background checks are denying gun purchasers under President Obama at about half the rate they did under President Clinton and also at a slower clip than during President George W. Bush's administration, according to data obtained by The Washington Times under the Freedom of Information Act.

Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns
The Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2014 -- The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.

MILLER: Court gives NRA a big win for concealed carry gun rights in California
The Washington Times, Feb. 13, 2014 -- Second Amendment advocates won a major victory on Thursday when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the individual right to bear arms applies outside the home.

Cabela's Says U.S. Gun Purchases Are Slowing, Hitting Fourth Quarter Same-Store Sales
The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13, 2014 -- The guns-and-ammo buying frenzy that followed President Barack Obama's re-election appears to have abated.

Gun Owners Ask Judge To Block San Francisco’s Ammo Restrictions
CBS SF Bay Area, Feb. 11, 2014 -- S AN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A federal judge appeared inclined at a hearing in San Francisco Tuesday to turn down a request to block a city law banning possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines, but deferred making a ruling.

Wyoming House advances bill to allow guns in schools
The Billings Gazette, Feb. 13, 2014 -- CHEYENNE, Wyo. —  Local school boards could allow teachers and other workers at Wyoming's K-12 schools who hold concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus under a bill the Wyoming House of Representatives introduced on Thursday....

Gun and Ammunition Stores in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PR Web, Feb. 12, 2014 -- Industry growth was bolstered by looming regulations, but will temper going forward. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Gun and Ammunition Stores industry to its growing industry report collection. 

NRA gets behind NJ man's lawsuit challenging state's gun carry restrictions, group says
NJ.com, Feb. 12, 2014 -- FREDON — The National Rifle Association is supporting a Sussex County man's lawsuit seeking a permit to carry his handgun outside of his house, the organization announced this week. 

Tiny Fraction of Concealed Gun Owners Involved In Murders
The Crime Report, Feb. 2, 2014 -- Concealed-carry advocates say 8 million to 11 million Americans carry concealed guns in public in the name of protecting themselves and those around them, says the Christian Science Monitor. Less than two decades ago, fewer than a million people carried concealed weapons, and they were mostly ex-police, ex-military, or owners of cash businesses.

Colorado Democrats defeat attempt to undo limits on ammunition magazines
The Washington Times, Feb. 10, 2014 — DENVER — Colorado Democrats rejected Monday a chance for a do-over on last year’s hotly debated gun-control bills, killing a Republican-sponsored measure to repeal the limit on ammunition-magazine capacity.

Wyoming approves $13 million deal to land Magpul Industries
The Daily Caller, Feb. 10, 2014 — The state of Wyoming will pay $13 million in financial incentives to rifle-parts manufacturer Magpul Industries, which is moving from Colorado in protest of a new law banning one of its premier products — 30-round ammunition magazines.

A gun bill returns with a vengeance
Politics, Feb. 9, 2014 — Two weeks ago, a gun bill that had lingered in the state Capitol’s gearbox for more than a year finally cratered over the issue of allowing concealed weapons on public university campuses.

For the gun industry, women are the next big thing
CNN Money, Feb. 7, 2014 — Boulder City, Nev.— Guns with slim profiles, pink stocks and glittery grips are aimed at one of the industry's fastest-growing clientele: women.

Oregon gun hearing emotionally charged
Expanding background checks discussed at Legislature
The Bulletin, Feb. 7, 2014 -- SALEM — Armed state police officers stood at the ready at the Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers listened to testimony on one of the more emotionally charged measures of the short legislative session: expanding background checks on firearm sales.

California Gun Law Assailed as Back-Door Ban in Court
Bloomberg News, Feb. 7, 2014 -- Gun World co-owner Joseph Ferrero is telling customers it’s their last chance to buy some semiautomatic handguns including a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson M&P or a 9 mm Ruger LC9 because “California has effectively banned” them.

ABC News reports on guns mislead Americans
Fox News, Feb. 7, 2014 -- Gun control advocates not only push new fees and taxes on guns to reduce ownership, but they also employ another tactic: scaring people into not owning guns. 

Gun-related initiatives debated in Olympia, but voters will ultimately decide
Methow Valley News, Feb. 6, 2014 -- OLYMPIA — A voter decision in November seems to be the only direction that the gun debate in Washington is heading.

Gun bill passes first hurdle
WSB Radio, Feb. 6, 2014 -- A bill to expand where guns can legally be carried in Georgia passes its first hurdle this legislative session.

Even gun stickers should be banned? Commentary
KETKNBC, Feb. 6, 2014 -- Tyler, Texcas (KETK) — Just when I thought I had heard everything, I come across something stupid like this.

Gun design legal, deadly
Times Union, May 25, 2013 -- Arms makers work to make AR-15-style weapon conform to NY SAFE Act

Wendy Davis supports open carry gun law in Texas
Politico, Feb. 6, 2014 -- AUSTIN, Texas — The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state law. But the next governor could change that.

MILLER: The Obama effect: NRA’s ‘American Rifleman’ surges to top 25 magazines in America
The Washington Times, Feb. 6, 2014 -- President Obama’s second-term effort to get Americans to hate guns has backfired. Not only did firearm sales in 2013 blow out all records, interest in learning more about Second Amendment issues has risen dramatically.

Why it'll be easier to import a gun
The Hill, Feb. 6, 2014 -- The Obama administration is moving to ease restrictions on the imports of guns, ammunition and other defense articles by extending the life of necessary permits.

NRA's NY Branch Nearly Doubles Membership in Wake of New Gun Law
Newsmax, Feb. 5, 2014 -- New York state's affiliate of the National Rifle Association nearly doubled its membership after passage of Gov. Cuomo's gun control law, catapulting it to the largest state chapter in the nation.

NSSF Adds Former ATF Deputy Assistant Director Audrey Stucko to FFL Compliance Consultant Roster
AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Feb. 6, 2014 -- NEWTOWN, Conn -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announces that Audrey Stucko has joined the already stellar lineup of former ATF executives and managers that make up NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consulting Team, bringing her 36 years of experience with ATF to assist NSSF’s retailer members.

Industry Responds To Growing Number Of Women Gun Owners
CBS DFW, Feb. 5, 2014 -- FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Women are buying guns in greater numbers than ever and the industry is taking notice.

Cresskill Police: Home Invasion Suspects Carried Snow Shovels As A Cover
CBS New York, Feb. 4, 2014 -- CRESSKILL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Another round of snow is headed for the region but the snowy winter has not put home invasions on ice.

Guns, gods, and government
San Francisco Bay Guardian Online, Feb. 4, 2014 – EDITORIAL: Humans tend to believe that we're smarter than we really are. It's a problem that can be exacerbated by concentrations of wealth and technological expertise, which can cause some people to believe they have an almost God-like power to manifest solutions to any challenge they confront, particularly when they have lots of money to throw at the problem. EDITOR’s Note: See Comments.

Special Report: Women Packing Heat
WALB News10, Feb. 3, 2014 -- ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ann Ethridge keeps her gun close by, so she spends time practicing her shot. "You know a lot of things have been happening, break-ins, shootings, violence," she said.

Lawmakers Hear Arguments Over Colorado’s Gun Laws
CBS Denver, Feb. 3, 2014 -- DENVER (CBS4) – State lawmakers heard arguments over one of Colorado’s new gun laws on Monday night.

SHOT Show to Stay at Sands Expo through 2018
Nssf.org, Feb. 3, 2014 -- LAS VEGAS -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) followed up its recently concluded, record-setting Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowTM (SHOT Show®) by adding another year to its agreement with Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Gun debate heats up Monday over Colorado bill to repeal background-check law
The Gazette, Feb. 2, 2014 -- DENVER — Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo, will testify at the Capitol Monday that the background-check law for all gun sales has made him and his family criminals.

Carmel proposal could open gun rights vs. safety debate
Indy Star, Feb. 2, 2014 -- When she was a little girl growing up in Parke County, Melissa Wrightsman had a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. She learned to shoot it. Now, she and her husband, Richard, are “real” gun owners — they sometimes practice at a shooting range and they go to gun shows.

'Ghost guns' face rules under California bill
San Jose Mercury News, Jan. 31, 2014 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require people who assemble homemade guns to register the weapons and acquire serial numbers before they could legally own them.

Federal Judge Upholds State's Tough Assault Weapons Ban
The Hartford Courant, Jan. 30, 2014 -- HARTFORD — Gun control advocates were buoyed Thursday by a federal court decision in Hartford that upholds Connecticut's toughest-in-the-nation assault weapons ban, calling it a constitutionally valid means of balancing gun rights and the government's interest in reducing gun violence.

NSSF Hails Introduction of Sportsmen's Access Legislation
NSSF, Jan. 30, 2014 -- NEWTOWN, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) this week introduced H.R. 3962, Making Public Lands Public, a bill to expand and enhance access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) strongly supports this legislation and the key work of Congressman Daines on its behalf.

Beretta Expands Manufacturing Into Tennessee
Guns America, Jan. 29, 2014 -- NASHVILLE Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park, northeast of Nashville, Tennessee. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.

New ‘R.I.P.’ bullet hailed as ‘one-shot man-stopper’
The Washington Times, Jan. 28, 2014 -- A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks.

Re-inventing the bullet: ammunition manufacturer shows off deadly new round for self-defense use
All Alabama, Jan. 27, 2014 -- If you've spent much time chatting with firearms aficionados, there's a good chance you've heard one of them weigh in on carrying a .45 caliber self-defense pistol versus investing in one chambered for nine-millimeter rounds. 

Senator: Make it Legal to Bring Concealed Guns Across State Lines
Politix, Jan. 28, 2014 -- Concealed gun permit holders would be able to travel lawfully to other states with their firearms, under legislation offered by Sen. John Cornyn.

WBC approves $13M in funding for Magpul move
Wyoming Business Report, Jan. 23, 2014 -- CHEYENNE - Wyoming Business Council's board today unanimously approved a $13 million grant-loan combination that will enable Magpul Industries to move manufacturing operations out of Colorado, where stricter gun control laws were voted in last year.

Colorado town repeals ban on openly carrying guns in public buildings and parks
The Daily Caller, Jan. 23, 2014 -- The Colorado town of Castle Rock repealed a 2003 law banning the open carry of firearms in public buildings and parks after a four-hour meeting and a narrow 4-3 vote.

Supreme Court takes a shot at 'straw' gun purchases
Did Congress intend to crack down on dealerships or follow guns to their ultimate destination?
USA Today, Jan. 22, 2014 -- WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court that seeks to keep guns away from dangerous individuals struggled Wednesday to interpret a congressional statute that some said fails to accomplish its goal.

MILLER: Smith & Wesson to stop selling guns in California due to microstamping law
D.C. passes emergency bill to postpone the firearm law until 2016
The Washington Times, Jan. 22, 2014 -- Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new microstamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.

Smith & Wesson unveils monster .460 caliber gun: The ‘Backpack Cannon’
The Washington Times, Jan. 21, 2014 -- Smith & Wesson has unveiled the monster of all monster handguns at the recent “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show” in Las Vegas: A .460 caliber beast with a 3-inch barrel, high-visibility sights and a synthetic shock absorber on the handle — a likely necessary addition for so much firepower.

MILLER: D.C. man on trial for one shotgun shell - wasn’t given David Gregory deal
Mark Witaschek is first known prosecution for inoperable, unregistered ammunition
The Washington Times, Jan. 20, 2014 – A year ago this month, the attorney general for the District of Columbia let NBC News anchor David Gregory off scot-free for possession of a “high capacity” magazine because doing so “would not promote public safety.”

NRA warning issued over attack on 2nd Amendment 'Compliance with the law will not necessarily spare gun owners grief'
WND, Jan. 17, 2014 -- The National Rifle Association on Friday issued a "grassroots alert" to its members after WND inquired about its perspective on the report that a Florida man was profiled and confronted about owning a weapon during a traffic stop by Maryland police. The weapon was in Florida in the man's safe at the time.

Gun Sales Soaring, More Women Buying Weapons
KLASTV, Las Vegas, Jan. 14,  2014 -- LAS VEGAS -- In the wake of recent gun violence, weapon sales are soaring.

Chicago Wins 6-Month Delay of Ruling That Ends Gun-Sale Ban (1)
Bloomberg  Businessweek, Jan. 14, 2014 -- Chicago won a six-month delay of a federal court ruling that invalidated the city’s ban on gun sales, giving it time to draft a new law.

Gun reform wars to take center stage in 2014
As gun rights and anti-gun campaigns continue to clash, 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for gun legislation.
USA Today, Jan. 12, 2014 -- Both sides of the gun law debate have geared up to wage war across the country in 2014 using millions of dollars, midterm elections, opposing messaging strategies and dueling grass-roots campaigns.

New debate rises over Maryland gun law
The Balitmore Sun, Jan.11, 2014 -- More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police.

NRA offers shooters' insurance
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 11, 2014 -- Shooting someone in self-defense can be costly. But if you do end up being charged with a felony, the National Rifle Association offers its members an insurance policy that could pay thousands of dollars in legal costs.

Background checks for gun sales headed for vote in Oregon Legislature
Statesman Journal, Jan. 9, 2014 -- A bill expanding background check requirements for gun sales appears headed for a vote during Oregon's February legislative session.

Wildlife Officials Take On Drone Hunting Controversy
CBS Denver, Jan. 9, 2014 -- DENVER (CBS4)- The growing debate over drones used for hunting has wildlife officials tackling the debate.

Warning Shot Bill Moving Ahead In Florida
WCTV, Jan. 8, 2014 -- Prosecutors squared off today against the NRA and gun toting lawmakers who want to allow people to fire warning shots without being charged with a crime. Prosecutors say the legislation will do little when it comes to deciding who to prosecute.

Locked & loaded: Gun maker finds warmer surroundings in South Carolina after leaving Connecticut
Fox News, Jan. 7, 2014 -- From beat cops to cashiers to Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s newest gun manufacturer has received an “absolutely tremendous” amount of support since leaving Connecticut for The Palmetto State, according to the firm's CEO.

Gun sales hit new record, ammo boom to follow Background checks show peak is reached after a record year
The Washington Times, Jan. 7, 2014 -- Gun records checks, fueled by a post-Newtown boom of gun sales, hit a new high in 2013, and industry analysts expect ammunition to be the big seller this year as consumers catch up to all of those firearms purchases

Desert Tech, Utah gunmaker, turns down $15 million deal with Pakistan
Fox News, Jan. 5, 2014 -- WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah –  A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, citing concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops.

Banished for Questioning the Gospel of Guns
The New York Times, Jan. 4, 2014 -- BARRY, Ill. — The byline of Dick Metcalf, one of the country’s pre-eminent gun journalists, has gone missing. It has been removed from Guns & Ammo magazine, where his widely-read column once ran on the back page. He no longer stars on a popular television show about firearms. Gun companies have stopped flying him around the world and sending him the latest weapons to review.

D.C. gun-control debate holds national clues
Experience likely to show how others will fare
The Washington Times, Jan. 2, 2014 -- Gun-control legislation got a much closer look over the past year in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings — but the District and gun-rights activists have been fighting their own battle on the issue for the better part of a decade.

Colo. Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul
The Washington Times, Jan. 4, 2014 -- DENVER — Democrats came under heavy criticism Friday for driving Magpul Industries out of Colorado by pushing an aggressive gun-control agenda, a move that could cost the state more than $80 million annually.

90% of shooting rampages could be stopped by quick-thinking civilians: expert

Police eye new tactics, quicker response to halt shooters
The Washington Times, Jan. 3, 2014 -- Mass shootings like the ones that have occurred in recent years in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., have tripled in recent years, according to a study set to be published next week for the FBI.

Detroit police chief James Craig says more citizens should be armed
Fox News, Jan. 3, 2104 -- Detroit’s police chief has a solution to help drive down crime in one of the nation’s most dangerous cities: arm more citizens.

Nation’s first gun reregistration law in effect in D.C., may lead to arrest and confiscation
Law abiding may be arrested for felony and firearms confiscated
The Washington Times, Jan. 1, 2014 -- For the first time in the United States, a citizen who has legally registered a gun will have to submit to a renewal process. The consequences of not knowing about this new law or missing the specific 60-day window are dire.

Federal judge upholds majority of SAFE Act
Law is likely to face further challenges
The Buffalo News, Dec. 31, 2013 -- Gun control advocates won a major victory Tuesday, but the fight over New York’s SAFE Act is far from over.

Fast and Furious gun turns up after Mexican resort shootout
CNN, Dec. 31, 2013 -- Washington (CNN) -- A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation.

U.S. Judge Upholds Most New York Gun Limits
New York Times, Dec. 31, 2013 -- A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that New York’s strict new gun laws, including an expanded ban on assault weapons, were constitutional, but struck down a provision forbidding gun owners to load more than seven rounds into a magazine.

Women bound as homes ransacked on Northwest Side
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 31, 2013 -- Police are investigating whether the same men bound two women and ransacked their Northwest Side homes.

Gun Owners in Conn. Rush to Register Guns, Magazines
ABC40 (Springfield), Dec. 29, 2013 -- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year.

Daniel Defense: 2013 Manufacturer of the year
Savannah Now, Dec. 28, 2013 -- Think of guns and names such as Colt, Remington, and Smith & Wesson come to mind, but if South Georgia native Marty Daniel has anything to say about it, future generations of gun owners will include his company on that elite roster.

Californians flock to buy guns before registration law kicks in (VIDEO)
Guns.com, Dec. 28, 2013 -- Any Californian looking to purchase a long gun after Jan. 1, 2014, will need to register it with the state, under a gun control ordinance that was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown back in 2011.

Police investigate home invasions in Sussex County
The News Journal | delawareonline.com, Dec. 27, 2013 -- Detectives are investigating two separate home invasion robberies that occurred Thursday night in Sussex County, three-and-a-half hours apart, police said today.

Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?
Law has tricky mix of where it's legal for permit holder to have gun
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 27, 2013 -- After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land them in jail.

Be prepared: Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse
Washington Examiner, Dec. 26, 2013 -- A top financial advisor, worried that Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and spiraling national debt is increasing the chances for a fiscal and social disaster, is recommending that Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, a gun and ammo to help them stay alive.

Man charged with attempted rape, assault of jogger, neighbor
In both instances, prosecutors accuse Mario Orlando Montano of unzipping his pants with the intent to sexually assault.
The Orange County Register, Dec. 23, 2013 SANTA ANA – Prosecutors have charged a man with sexually assaulting two women. Mario Orlando Montano, 55, of Anaheim, was charged last week with one felony count each of attempted forcible rape, assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, plus sentencing enhancements, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Manchin sees gun control passage still 'difficult' in 2014
Politico, Dec. 22, 2013 -- Sen. Joe Manchin says rounding up the votes to pass a bill creating background checks for gun purchases next year is going to be “difficult.”

NRA sues Sunnyvale over ammo magazine ban
San Jose Mercury News, Dec. 17, 2013 -- SUNNYVALE -- Sunnyvale's new gun-control ordinance stops at the city line, but the National Rifle Association hopes a federal lawsuit it filed this week challenging the law will ripple all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

California gun owners warily eye rifle, shotgun database requirement - Capitol and California
The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 16, 2013 -- Neither Matt Dittmer nor the people he shoots with are happy about a new law that will preserve information about their gun purchases in a California state database. But he is resigned to it.

Cops Seek Man In Connection With Attempted Rape In Ozone Park
Suspect Fled The Ozone Park Apartment When His Victim Fought Back
CBS New York, Dec. 15, 2013 -- NEW YORK  -- The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape that took place in Ozone Park, Queens.

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control
NYTimes.com, Dec. 15, 2013 -- GREELEY, Colo. - When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state's new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he "maybe" obtained afterward.

Amazon pressed on gun accessory sales, a year after Newtown
Reuters, Dec. 13, 2013 -- Activist investors have asked Amazon.com Inc to review its sales of firearms accessories, concerned that the online retailer offers products that could be used to convert semi-automatic rifles into weapons that fire too rapidly to be legal.

Gun Stocks Soar, Gun Control 'Dead as an Issue'
Breitbart, Dec. 13, 2013 -- While the White House and Senate Democrats hammered guns and gun rights during 2013, investors put their money into gun company stocks and garnered "incredible returns."

Gun Country
The New York Times, Dec. 12, 2013 -- Narrative with images.

Firearms in the family: The role guns play in American lives
Los Angeles Daily News, Dec. 12, 2013 -- A high schooler in Colorado hunts for food, carrying on a family tradition. A father devotes his life to sparing others from his son's fate. An elementary school student in Michigan takes careful aim, making his mother proud. A mother in California grieves a son gunned down.

ATF reportedly used rogue tactics in a half-dozen cities
Fox News, Dec. 9, 2013 -- Federal ATF agents in cities across the country reportedly used rogue tactics to go after guns on the street -- allegedly exploiting the mentally ill, buying up weapons for way more than they're worth and letting minors smoke pot and drink.

Permits for concealed guns: Utah hits 500K
62% of them go to out-of-staters seeking to ease travel with a firearm.
The Salt Lake Tribune, Dec. 7, 2013 -- Utah just crossed a big threshold for a small state with just 2.86 million residents: More than a half million people now hold a Utah permit to carry concealed firearms - 521,914, to be exact as of Sept. 30, according to new data.

New gun technology presents risks, opportunities
Morning Call, Dec. 5, 2013 -- It has been almost a year since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Unfortunately, very little gun control legislation has been passed since the tragedy, even though most polls show that sensible gun control measures such as universal background checks, magazine capacity limits and banning assault weapons are supported by a majority of citizens.

Big Gun Ban Vote Will Mean Much Less Than It Seems
Roll Call (Hawkings Here), Dec. 4, 2013 -- It sounds like a big, unexpected
deal: A lopsided bipartisan House majority will vote to ban a category of firearms this afternoon. In fact, the modest measure is the handiwork of Second Amendment champions, and its passage probably guarantees no expansion of gun control gets enacted in the year since the Sandy Hook schoolhouse massacre.

A truly plastic gun ban: Opposing view
USA Today, Dec. 3, 2013 -- 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act was poorly written and shouldn't be reauthorized.

NFL Rejects Gun Company's Super Bowl Commercial
Townhall.com, Dec. 1, 2013 -- Daniel Defense, one of the nation's leading manufacturers and retailers in the firearms industry, was willing to pay top dollar for a commercial in the 2014 NFL Super Bowl. But FOX rejected the commercial, which is an innocuous video about home defense and fundamental rights, "due to the rules the NFL itself has set into place for [Daniel Defense's] category."

Deadline looms on undetectable guns
TheHill, Nov. 28, 2013 -- Guns that cannot be detected by X-ray machines will no longer be banned if Congress does not renew the decades-old prohibition by Dec. 9.

State Sen. Evie Hudak, faced with recall, resigns, not present at supporter rally
The Denver Post, Nov. 27, 2013 --Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak has resigned her seat to forestall a recall effort launched by constituents who sought to oust her for her support of gun-control laws passed in the legislature this spring.

Defense Department gives local police equipment designed for a war zone
Fox News, Nov. 27, 2013 -- From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life -- and not everyone is happy about the recycling.

Gun-rights activists ask Supreme Court to uphold 'Firearms Freedom Act'
Fox News, Nov. 26, 2013 -- HELENA, Mont. - Gun advocates asked the U.S.
Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a lower court's ruling against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules.

Smart gun technology could set New Jersey law into motion
CNN, Nov. 23, 2013 -- New York (CNN) -- A gun law passed by the New Jersey legislature more than a decade ago may be set into motion as tech savvy gun makers get closer to being able to sell so-called smart guns in the United States.

APNewsBreak: Gun Group Considered Leaving Newtown
ABC News, Nov. 22, 2013 -- The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown after last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

Washington gun rights advocates tout 340,000 signatures
MyNorthwest.com, Nov. 21, 2013 -- OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Supporters of an initiative that would prevent Washington state from adopting universal background checks for gun sales say they have submitted 340,000 signatures with their first batch of petitions submitted Thursday to the secretary of state's office.

Printed plastic guns a growing worry for law enforcement
The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2013 -- Federal law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about the public-safety threats posed by plastic handguns made with 3-D printers because they can potentially slip past metal detectors and are capable of firing lethal rounds.

Dems vow passage of background check bill
TheHill, Nov. 13, 2013 -- Far from dead, legislation expanding background checks before gun sales still has a chance of passing this Congress, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate said Wednesday.

Undetectable guns a law enforcement challenge
KansasCity.com, Nov. 13, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - With a law banning undetectable firearms about to expire, federal agents are focusing attention on the latest twist in high-tech weaponry: guns made entirely out of plastic.

As 3-D Printing Advances, Threat of Plastic Guns Grows
WSJ.com, Nov. 13, 2013 -- WASHINGTON-New plastic guns made by 3-D printers could beat metal detectors and compromise security around the country, federal authorities warned Wednesday-and an expiring law could soon make them legal.

Thanks to More Sales, Firearms Industry Contributes Most Taxes in Nearly a Decade - Katie Pavlich
Townhall, Nov. 11, 2013 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax numbers for the 2013 second quarter showing the industry is paying the most taxes in nearly a decade thanks to an increase in firearms sales. In addition, data shows tax contributions are up 23 percent for pistols, 43.3 percent for long guns and
55 percent for ammunition compared to 2012.

Gun sales increase as county sees spike in home invasions
ABC57 South Bend IN, Nov. 8, 2013 -- MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A recent spike in area home invasions has nervous homeowners arming themselves so they don't become the next violent crime victim.

Reality Check: Can NRA Win Sunnyvale Lawsuit?
NBC Bay Area, Nov. 10, 2013 -- The NRA threatened a lawsuit if Sunnyvale voters passed a comprehensive package of gun laws wrapped into a ballot initiative called 'Measure C.'

Black Lawmakers Block Chicago Gun Bill
WUIS 91.9, Nov. 8, 2013 -- The city of Chicago had a setback in Springfield Thursday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pushing to increase prison sentences for people convicted of gun crimes. But on the last day of the Illinois legislature's fall veto session, a group of African-American legislators used a parliamentary maneuver to block him.

'Gun radio' is up in arms - Mackenzie Weinger
POLITICO.com, Nov. 6, 2013 -- Welcome to the gun shows - radio shows, that is. On programs such as “Gun Talk,” “Cam & Co.,” “Talking Guns” and “Armed American Radio,” the rights of gun owners lead every single day — not just when media figures, politicians or a recent tragedy have pushed the Second Amendment back into the national conversation.

Gun Shoppers Finally Holster Their Wallets
Businessweek, Nov. 6, 2013 -- Americans' fondness for snapping up firearms-and the fear they will become tougher to buy-appears to finally be waning a bit.

Guns at polling places? Kansas attorney general asked for opinion
KansasCity.com, Nov. 3, 2013 -- The next time you vote in a Kansas election, the person next to you at the polling place may be packing a pistol.

Feinstein: 'Gun owners and gun people' have a 'hammerlock' on Congress
The Hill, Nov. 3, 2013 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has led the effort in the Senate to pass new gun control legislation, said she does not plan to try again in the wake of the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport Friday where a TSA agent was killed.

Buying Guns From Unlicensed Seller Is a Crime, A.G. Says
Metropolitan News-Enterprise, Nov. 1, 2013 -- Both the buyer and the seller of a firearm are guilty of a crime if the seller lacks a dealer's license, state Attorney General Kamala Harris has opined.

Feds confiscate investigative reporter's confidential files during raid
The Daily Caller, Oct. 25, 2013 -- A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August - leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed.

Texas gun owners stage rally at the Alamo
U.S. News, Oct. 19, 2013 -- Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, many toting rifles and shotguns, gathered early Saturday at the Alamo in San Antonio to rally in support of gun ownership and the right to bear arms.

Ohio gun manufacturer to expand in Horry County, create 30-plus jobs
CarolinaLive.com, Oct. 17, 2013 -- WPDE NewsChannel 15 has confirmed an Ohio gun maker will be building a manufacturing facility in Horry County within the next few months, creating more than 30 jobs.

MILLER: Supreme Court to decide if buying a gun for a lawful person is a 'straw purchase'
Washington Times, Oct. 15, 2013 -- The Supreme Court decided Tuesday to hear the case of a Virginia man who bought a gun for his uncle and was then convicted of committing a "straw purchase." The high court will determine whether it is a crime to buy a gun with the intent to resell to another lawful person.

Guns sales drop, confusion grows under new law
WTOP.com, Oct. 14, 2013 -- PASADENA, Md. -- A crush of gun-buyers, anxious to beat the implementation of a tough new law, has given way to a pile of paperwork and lingering uncertainty about new requirements.

WASHINGTON: Court won't hear arguments against Md. gun law
Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Oct. 15, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't review a decision upholding a Maryland gun law that requires residents to demonstrate a "good and substantial reason" to get a permit to carry a handgun outside their own home or business.

Calif. gov. vetoes semi-automatic rifle ban
Fox News, Oct. 11, 2013 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership restrictions on Californians, saying it was too far-reaching.

Gun limits could lead to recalls of legislators
SanFrancisco Gate, Oct. 10, 2013 -- Gun-rights advocates are ready to launch a recall attempt aimed at some of California's most vulnerable Democratic state lawmakers - and the party's supermajority hold on the Legislature - if Gov. Jerry Brown signs some of the dozen-plus gun-control bills sitting on his desk.

'Gun Room' Offers High-end Weapons for Sale in Twin Falls
Magic Valley Times-News, Oct. 8, 2013 -- TWIN FALLS -- This isn't where you go to buy your father's old .30-30. Mike and Kayla Cuellar have been running Valiant Firearms & Ammunition for more than five years, but until last week they only sold firearms as special orders for existing customers. Now they run "The Gun Room," a portion of their shop dedicated to high-end, Idaho-made rifles and handguns.

Connecticut Gun Dealers See Ammunition Shortage Due to Laws
NBC Connecticut, Oct. 8, 2013 -- Gun dealers in Connecticut are reporting a shortage in ammunition they say is due to laws restricting guns.

US government shutdown runs afoul of hunters
Yahoo News, Oct. 8, 2013 -- Chicago (AFP) - Hunters hoping to bag their limit on federal land joined a chorus of frustrated citizens urging a halt to the US government shutdown Monday.

Line of rifles giving hunters more bang for their buck
The Clarion-Ledger, Oct. 5, 2013 -- In the world of bolt-action rifles, guns such as the Ruger M77 and Remington 700 rate among the top picks for deer hunters. But this year, a newrifle is hot.

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent's Fast and Furious book
Washington Times, Oct. 5, 2013 -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book, claiming his retelling of the Mexico "gun-walking" scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.

McNaughton's Latest Painting Depicts American Standing Up For Gun Rights
CBS Tampa, Oct. 3, 2013 -- TAMPA - Artist Jon McNaughton is standing up for gun rights in his latest painting. Titled "Stand Your Ground" - a controversial law brought into the limelight when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. - his work depicts a man dressed in soldier fatigues holding both an assault rifle and an American flag.

NRA takes aim at California's sweeping gun control bill
Fox News, Oct. 3, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association says it plans to sue the state of California if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill approved by state lawmakers that would ban the future sale of most types of semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines.

Fresh DOJ loss in 'Fast and Furious' docs fight
POLITICO.com, Sept. 30, 2013 -- Josh Gerstein - A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to keep the courts from wading into the "Fast and Furious" documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.

Florida Republicans Want New "Stand Your Ground" Law for Warning Shots
Opposing Views, Sept. 30, 2013 -- The "10-20-Life" law in Florida, a creation of former Governor Jeb Bush, dictates mandatory sentences for shooting a firearm while committing a felony. It isn't working to deter gun violence; but rather than get rid of the harsh-yet-ineffective law, local Republicans simply want to make an exception for people who wield a weapon in supposed self-defense.

Ammunition manufacturers can't keep up with demand for common hunting calibers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 29, 2013 -- There's a chill in the evening air and daylight hours are waning. Many animals are beginning to fatten up for winter, and the deer rut is soon to kick in. Traditionally it's time to start sighting-in the sporting arms and get ready for the fall hunts.

Gun-control advocates lose ground despite recent rampages
The Boston Globe, Sept. 29, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - Nine months after the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., advocates of stricter gun-control measures have had little luck in state legislatures across the country.

Maryland gun-control law sparks record gun sales
Fox News, Sept. 28, 2013 -- PASADENA, Md. – Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety training and banning 45 types of assault weapons.

Blog: Dallas County Now Has Its Very Own Bulletproof, "Mine-Protected" Military SUV
Dallas Observer, Sept. 27, 2013 -- Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel carriers designed to stand up to insurgent attacks only to find that it had run out of wars to use them in.

Wall Street Firm Hasn't Sold Off AR-15 Maker Despite Newtown Promise
The Huffington Post, Sept. 24, 2013 -- A coalition of advocates are urging a private equity firm to make good on its now nine-month-old promise to stop investing in gun makers.

Obama demands gun curbs in Navy Yard shooting speech
The Daily Caller, Sept. 23, 2013 -- President Barack Obama is using the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shootings to rally his supporters for another uphill charge in November 2014 against Americans' gun rights.

Starbucks Declares Guns Unwelcome, but Doesn't Ban Them
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 18, 2013 -- Starbucks thrust itself deeper into the U.S. debate over guns, with CEO Schultz saying the coffee giant wants firearm owners to stop carrying weapons in its stores.

Legislation to ban high-capacity magazines dies in Assembly
Bakersfield Now, Sept. 12, 2013 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A proposal that would have banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets has died in the state Legislature.

Chicago Gun Registry, In Place Since 1968, Abolished In Victory For Gun Groups
Huffington Post, Sept. 12, 2013 -- CHICAGO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Chicago on Wednesday reluctantly abolished a 45-year-old requirement that gun owners register their weapons with the city, marking a victory for advocates of gun rights such as the National Rifle Association.

How N. Carolina Enticed Sturm, Ruger
Valley News, Sept. 11, 2013 -- Mayodan, n.c. - Gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. could receive nearly $15 million for opening a new factory in the North Carolina community already home to America's largest firearms maker.

Colorado state senators recalled over gun control support
Fox News, Sept. 11, 2013 -- Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state Senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.

Sen. John Morse ousted in historic vote, vows to "continue to fight"
The Denver Post, Sept. 11, 2013 -- COLORADO SPRINGS - In a historic recall election Tuesday, voters ousted state Senate President John Morse over his support of tougher gun laws passed earlier this year.

Colorado lawmakers lose recalls over gun laws support
MSN, Sept. 11, 2-13 -- State Democratic Senators Angela Giron and John Morse were defeated in recall elections on Tuesday, after supporting gun-control measures.

Maryland gun applications soar as stricter control law looms
Fox News, Sept. 6, 2013 -- Applications for gun purchases in Maryland are soaring ahead of the start of a tough new firearms law that sets new magazine capacity limits and bans the sale of certain types of assault weapons.

New Jersey Is Packing
As Legislators Moved to Tighten Firearm Restrictions, Handgun Permits Surged
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 5, 2013 -- Permits to buy handguns in New Jersey-which has some of the strictest firearms laws in the U.S.-increased by 67% through June compared with the same period in 2012, according to data provided by the state police.

Smith & Wesson Outlook Latest Sign Gun Buy Boom Over
Investors.com, Sept. 5, 2013 -- Smith & Wesson (SWHC) shot past profit and sales estimates in its fiscal first quarter, but its sales guidance missed the mark.

The Limits of Nullification
New York Times, Sept. 3, 2013 -- BILTMORE LAKE, N.C. - ON Sept. 11, anti-gun-control legislators in the Missouri General Assembly are likely to pass a bill, over the governor's veto, that renders almost all federal gun laws void in the state, and even makes it a crime for federal agents to enforce them.

Missouri poised to enact measure nullifying federal gun laws
Fox News, Aug. 30, 2013 -- The Republican-led Missouri Legislature is expected to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable -- even as similar laws adopted in other states to buck federal gun rules face legal challenges.

AP Exclusive: Obama offers new gun control steps, curbs on importing military surplus weapons
Los Angeles Daily News, Aug. 29, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.

Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo
Fox News, Aug. 26, 2013 -- A pair of Democratic lawmakers are proposing steep new taxes on handguns and ammunition, and tying the revenues to programs aimed at preventing gun violence.

Montana gun ruling could have major effect on similar AZ law
East Valley Tribune: Capitol Media Services, Aug. 25, 2013 -- PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers cannot give their residents the right to make their own guns and bullets without federal approval, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Under a New Law, the Police Can Act as Gun Dealers
NYTimes, Aug. 24, 2013 -- For decades, weapons confiscated by the police in Texas were supposed to be used for law enforcement purposes - or else destroyed. Starting next month, police departments across the state will be allowed to sell some of them.

The NRA takes on the courts
Yahoo! News, Aug. 22, 2013 -- In the annals of lobbying Congress, few can match the success of the National Rifle Association, as it showed again this year in helping to defeat a new gun control law in the Senate, even in the emotional wake of the Newtown school massacre. But the NRA is growing frustrated with the courts, and it has taken its complaint to the Supreme Court, relying upon the advocacy skills of one of the nation's leading lawyers, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement.

Wolves pay for death of Idaho sheep
Fed hunters nearly wipe out Pine Creek Pack after about 175 sheep die.
Jackson Hole News, Aug. 21, 2013 -- A wolf pack that roams the south end of Teton Valley, Idaho, has been all but wiped out after a bizarre sheep stampede that’s been blamed on the wild canines.

Remington Arms looks at locations out of state
NBC-WKTV News Channel 2 , Aug. 21, 2013 -- ILION, N.Y. -- Headlines in Tennessee say Remington Arms could bring hundreds of jobs to the Nashville area, but now there's the question of what that means for workers in the Mohawk Valley.

Illinois expands background checks to all gun purchases
Reuters, Aug. 18, 2013 -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.

Gov. Christie refuses to sign 3 gun bills, including version of weapon ban he called for
NJ.com, Aug.. 16, 2013 -- TRENTON — After months of pressure from both sides of the gun control debate, Gov. Chris Christie today refused to sign three controversial gun control measures sitting on his desk — including a version of a weapon ban that he had called for.

More Fast and Furious guns surface at crimes in Mexico
CBS News, Aug. 15, 2013 -- Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows.

Christie Signs 10 Gun Bills Into Law
Washington Free Beacon, Aug. 8, 2013 -- New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed 10 pieces of gun legislation into law Thursday.

Democratic anti-gun 'guide' urged using Trayvon Martin's death to hit NRA, guns
Washington Examiner, Aug. 7, 2013 -- Just revealed Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws.

Johnstown approves massive gun store, shooting range, that could be biggest in Colorado

Windsor Now, Aug. 6, 2013 -- The Johnstown Town Board this week gave the go-ahead on a deal that could bring the largest gun complex in the state and potentially even the country to a busy northern Colorado intersection.

Exclusive: ATK close to deal with gun accessory maker Bushnell
Baltimore Sun, Aug. 5, 2013 -- Alliant Techsystems Inc , the world's largest ammunition maker, is in advanced talks to buy Bushnell Outdoor Products Inc in a deal that could value the gun accessory maker at around $1 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

AP getting online threats after seeking names of concealed-weapon permit holders
Billings Gazette, Aug. 5, 2013 -- HELENA - Associated Press reporters in Montana have been subject to online threats after the news spread that Attorney General Tim Fox had denied AP's request for the names and other information about Montanans with concealed-weapons permits.

New study finds vast online marketplace for guns without background checks
The Washington Post, Aug. 5, 2013 -- The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun show loophole.

Virginia gun crime drops, as state's firearms sales soar
Fox News, Aug. 4, 2013 -- Amid calls nationwide for stricter gun control laws, Virginia is experiencing a unique trend: the state's gun-related crime is declining but firearms sales are increasing.

'We Love Our Guns': Missouri Lawmakers - Including Some Democrats - Prepare to Override Governor's Veto of Sweeping Anti-Gun Control Bill
Yahoo! News, July 27, 2013 -- JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (TheBlaze/AP) -- With the help of a few Democrats, Missouri's Republican-led Legislature appears to be positioned to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a high-profile bill that seeks to nullify federal gun-control laws in the state and make criminals out of federal agents who attempt to enforce them.

America's Recent Gun-Buying "Fever" Is Cooling Down
Buzz Feed, July 25, 2013 -- Gun demand is assuming "a new normal," says one publicly-traded sporting goods retailer.

Analysis: Cabela's building on gun sale gains by leveraging data
Reuters, July 24, 2013 -- Few companies have benefited more from the record number of gun sales in the U.S. than hunting, fishing and outdoor products retailer Cabela's (CAB.N).

Lancaster County gun retailers weigh value of NRA-led show where firearms can't be sold
Lancaster Online, July 23, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association's no-gun-sales policy for next year's Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg has led at least one Lancaster County gun retailer to decide to stay home.

Assault Weapon Kit Ban Proposed By Henry Waxman To Prevent Homemade Assault Weapons
The Huffington Post, July 18, 2013 -- John Zawahri, the man who shot five people to death near Santa Monica College last month before being killed by police, failed a gun-purchase background check due to a history of mental illness. How, then, did he get the assault-style rifle he used in the slaughter?

Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence
Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2013 -- CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen its existing ban on assault weapons by adding more types of guns to the banned list and imposing stiffer fines for violations of the law.

Org sponsors gun buyback to send them to unarmed homes
The Daily Caller, July 17, 2013 -- The Armed Citizen Project has expanded its Redistribution of Firepower Program to Texas and Florida, the group announced this week.

Super Gun expected to shoot over 3,000 yards
The Daily Caller, July 17, 2013 -- TrackingPoint Technology, creators of Xact precision-guided firearm technology, wants to push the limit of long-range shooting. The company announced Wednesday that they are developing a "super gun" that will be able to shoot accurately over 3,100 yards, "farther than the longest confirmed long-range small arms shot of all time," according to the release.

Chicago lawmakers unanimously vote to beef up assault weapons ban
Fox News, July 17, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Chicago's City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to beef up its assault weapons ban with new measures that add strict penalties, prohibit more weapons and define "student safety zones," changes that come in the wake of Illinois' new concealed carry law.

Year after Colo. theater attack, gun debate rages
San Jose Mercury News, July 17, 2013 -- DENVER-The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony.

Bullet Points: An in-depth look on concealed carry in Illinois
WREX.com, July 16, 2013 -- It'll be months before Illinois residents can legally bring a weapon out in public, but there's information you can know now to prepare.

Guns in America: How Criminals Might Be Purchasing Weapons Easily, No Questions Asked
ABC News, July 16, 2013 -- To explore how criminals might easily get a gun, without background checks, from sellers who don't ask too many questions, an undercover team from National Geographic found private sellers online who, at separate meet-ups, were willing to sell them an assault rifle and a sniper rifle with enough ammunition to "start your own war."

New Texas Gun Rush: Selling Weapons From Your Home
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth, July 12, 2013 -- DALLAS - The gun rush hasn't been limited to just buying. Over the last eight months, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has licensed more people to sell guns in Texas, than in any other state. Hundreds more are waiting for the agency to approve their applications.

Colorado gun laws: Two compromises on ammo magazines reached
The Denver Post, July 11, 2013 -- The first salvo in a legal battle to block Colorado's new limits on gun ammunition magazines fizzled Wednesday, but sheriffs, firearm dealers and other opponents still aim to have the law declared unconstitutional.

How gun law works: Likely 2014 before permits issued
Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2013 -- Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on Tuesday, but it will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public.

Chicago assault weapons bans: As clock ticks, various communities consider assault weapons ban
Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2013 -- The scramble to outlaw assault weapons - and the pushback against such bans - continues in various Chicago-area communities in the short window of time allowed by the state's new concealed carry gun law.

What concealed carry means for the suburbs
Daily Herald, July 11, 2013 -- SPRINGFIELD - With the ability to carry concealed handguns soon to be a reality in Illinois, the suburbs have 10 days to decide if they want to put their own stamp on the law - by banning assault weapons within their borders.

Colorado sheriffs seek to stop gun magazine law
Yahoo! News, July 10, 2013 -- DENVER (AP) - Colorado sheriffs trying to stop new state ammunition magazine limits go before a federal judge Wednesday to argue that the law, passed in the wake of mass shootings, is too vague to enforce.

Firearms industry group pulls support for Connecticut park honoring gun maker
Fox News, July 10, 2013 -- A national gun industry association based in Connecticut is withdrawing its support for federal legislation that would establish the Coltsville National Historical Park in Hartford, citing recent passage of the state's new gun control law.

GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns
The Hill's Floor Action, July 10, 2013 -- Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week to block federal funding for schools that enforce rules that punish students for playing with imaginary weapons.

FOIAed again: 'Gun map' newspaper seeks more info on firearms owners
Fox News, July 3, 2013 -- The suburban New York newspaper that created a firestorm earlier this year when it published the names and addresses of gun permit holders has requested more data regarding legal owners of firearms, apparently to determine if handgun ownership patterns have changed in the last six months.

Illinois towns reject call to pass assault weapons bans
Fox News, July 6, 2013 -- As Illinois prepares to become the last state in the country to allow the concealed carry of firearms, few of its communities appear concerned that the window allowing them to ban assault-style weapons will rapidly begin closing next week.

Illinois governor vetoes parts of concealed carry gun bill
Reuters, July 3, 2013 -- Illinois governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday vetoed parts of a gun bill that would have allowed people to carry more than one gun, carry guns into some places that serve alcohol, and carry a partly exposed gun.

Quinn expected to use amendatory veto powers on concealed carry bill
Chicago Tribune, July 2, 2013 -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn intends to take action today on legislation that would allow guns to be carried in public, and he's widely expected to insert changes to the bill to try to put in place stricter regulations.

Gun-friendly states court gunmakers
GOPUSA, July 1, 2013 -- More than a year removed from his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a headliner in a new and equally crowded campaign.

Colorado gun laws take effect amid final rush for ammo
Fox News, July 1, 2013 -- New limits on ammunition magazines and universal background check requirements take effect in Colorado on Monday, even as county sheriffs fight to overturn the signature pieces of state Democrats' gun control legislation.

Dealers' disappearing guns
Despite steep precautions, Pennsylvania dealers lead nation in lost or stolen firearms
Reading Eagle, July 1, 2013 -- A formidable series of obstacles stands between would-be thieves and Charlie Miller's guns.

Utah gun-rights group plans nation's first 'open carry' run
Fox News, June 30, 2013 -- SALT LAKE CITY - Running with scissors is generally considered a risky endeavor, but one group of Utah residents says running with a gun isn't.

Five things to know about guns
CNN.com, June 29, 2013 -- This weekend, Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" gives CNN viewers an inside and in-depth look at the issue of firearms -- as viewed from behind the counter of a gun store. Here are five things to know about the debate.

Chicago Prepares for New Concealed Carry Gun Law
ABC News, June 28, 2013 -- This city, where violent street gangs shoot it out dozens of times a week despite some of the nation's toughest restrictions on guns, now faces a new challenge: Well-meaning citizens with the legal right to hit the streets with loaded firearms, whenever they want.

Scott signs bills on guns, bunnies and mullet
Florida Wires - MiamiHerald.com, June 28, 2013 -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov.
Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will close a loophole that allowed dangerously mentally ill people to admit themselves for treatment, then quickly check out and buy a gun.

Colorado company to give away ammunition magazines ahead of ban
Fox News, June 28, 2013 -- With just days to go before Colorado's strict new gun control law is set to take effect, gun accessories manufacturer Magpul says it plans to distribute 1,500 30-round magazines to gun owners for free.

New Louisiana law related to gun owners outrages First Amendment advocates
Fox News, June 28, 2013 -- A new Louisiana press law related to gun owners has created outrage among journalists and First Amendment advocates around the country.

Colorado gun-control laws go in effect Monday; critics fume
The Denver Post, June 28, 2013 -- At the Firing Line gun shop in Aurora, assorted guns are marked with red tags reading: "Not for sale after June 30."

El Dorado Sheriff's Fight With Feds Likely Over Residents Carrying Guns
CBS Sacramento, June 27, 2013 -- PLACERVILLE (CBS13) - The fight that has the El Dorado County sheriff planning to revoke a federal agency's enforcement power in his county is apparently over residents' rights to carry guns.

Rifle maker to create 145 new Horry County jobs with $8 million
WBTW-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Florence, SC, June 24, 2013 -- COLUMBIA, SC - (News Release) PTR Industries, a Connecticut-based rifle manufacturer, plans to relocate its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters to Horry County. The more than $8 million investment is expected to generate 145 new jobs.

Kahr Arms May Leave New York for New Headquarters in Neighboring Pennsylvania
Opposing Views, June 20, 2013 -- New York state has a long history of pro-gun control policies, and New York gun manufacturer, Kahr Arms has nearly had enough. Officials from the Kahr Firearms Group are thinking about buying a 620-acre lot in neighboring Pennsylvania for a hefty $2 million.

Connecticut Lawmaker: We're Not Kicking Out Rifle Company
Fox Small Business Center, June 20, 2013 -- One gun maker is leaving Bristol, Connecticut due to the state's tightened gun control laws that came in the wake of last year's horrific Sandy Hook school shooting.

NRA launches email campaign to support bill banning firearms sale to mentally ill
Naked Politics, Miami Herald, June 20, 2013 -- Gun rights Marion Hammer, who for decades has fought laws that restrict firearms in Florida, is mounting a campaign to urge Gov. Rick Scott to sign a bill that will ban gun purchases -- for the mentally ill.

Gun manufacturer considering Rockingham plant is Sturm, Ruger & Co.
The Business Journal, June 19, 2013 -- The gun manufacturer considering whether to open a plant in Rockingham County is Connecticut-based Sturm, Ruger & Co., several media outlets are reporting.

Gun Manufacturers, Retailers Set Record Sales with New Buyers - Hit & Run
Reason.com, June 19, 2013 -- While Pres. Obama and Congressional Democrats promised to restrict gun ownership in early 2013, the opposite is happening. Not only are firearms sales on the rise, the industry is attracting customers who had never previously owned a gun.

The NY State gun control Safe Act
Aaron Weiss, Iraq combat vet, speaks brilliantly to Dutchess County against the 'Safe Act'
You Tube Video, June 9, 2013

Magpul offers super hi-capacity magazines ahead of state ban
The Daily Caller, June 18, 2013 -- With just two weeks to go before sales of high capacity magazines will be illegal in Colorado, Magpul Industries released a 40-round version of its popular PMAG magazine, offering a limited supply to Colorado customers hoping to beat the deadline.

Guns Are Hot in California
Hispanic Business, June 17, 2013 -- Gun sales boomed in Sacramento and across California to record levels last year as horrific mass shootings reignited the gun control debate, new state figures show.

6 dead among 24 shot Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning
Chicago Tribune, June 16, 2013 -- More than two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father's Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities.

Medical Groups Oppose Obama On Mental Health Records
The Crime Report, source: Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, June 13, 2013 -- An Obama administration proposal to speed the flow of mental health records into the national gun background-check database is being opposed by medical groups and state authorities, threatening the flagging effort to strengthen federal gun controls after the Newtown shootings, the Wall Street Journal reports. The debate involves a plan by the Department of Health and Human Services to amend a federal privacy rule.

Outdoors retailer gung-ho for gun sales
The Journal Gazette, June 10, 2013 -- After several years of robust gun sales, sporting goods firm Gander Mountain is expanding its national push into firearms with a new big-box gun store in Texas that will open this fall.

Outgunned: Maryland police overwhelmed by huge backlog of background checks
The Washington Examiner, June 10, 2013 -- A surge in gun sales in Maryland has led to a massive backlog in background checks, taking as much as 10 weeks instead of the required seven days.

High-capacity ammo 'repair kit' lawsuit
SFGate, June 10, 2013 -- Firearms distributors are flouting California's ban on high-capacity magazines, those that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading, by taking them apart and selling them as easily assembled "repair kits," City Attorney Dennis Herrera charged in a lawsuit filed Monday.

Time to end the imposed ignorance of guns and the harm they do
Opinion/Reader Comments
The Kansas City Star, June 8, 2013 -- A revealing thing happened in the grief-filled days that followed the massacre of helpless children and their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Employment dispute offers peek into firearms company Freedom Group
Yahoo! News, June 7, 2013 -- NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dispute involving a gun industry executive who claims he was fired after being falsely accused of bringing his weapons to work offers a peek into Freedom Group, the gun making conglomerate owned by Cerberus Capital Management LP.

100-day bus tour for Bloomberg gun group - Priya Anand
POLITICO, June 6, 2013 -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures.

Gun Control Isn't About Rights-It's About Survival
Newsweek and The Daily Beast, June 6, 2013 -- Tyquran Horton, 17, lost one of his uncles before he was born-shot by somebody who wanted his coat in 1990. Another uncle died in 2010: he got into an argument on a street corner and somebody pulled a gun and shot him three times. Then, one afternoon in October 2011, Tyquran's mother, Zurana, was picking up two of her younger kids at Public School 298 in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Somebody (it's always "somebody") started shooting from a rooftop nearby.

House votes to curb DHS ammunition purchases
Fox News, June 5, 2013 -- The House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to limit the amount of ammunition the Department of Homeland Security can purchase and stockpile.

Recall of Anti-2nd Amendment Colorado Senate President John Morse Succeeds
Before It’s News, June 3, 2013 -- Colorado Springs, CO The Basic Freedom Defense Fund (BFDF - www.bfdf.org), the Colorado grassroots group heading the recall of State Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) has submitted16,046  District 11 voter petition signatures to the Colorado Secretary of States' office for the recall of John Morse.This exceeds both the 7,178 signatures necessary for the recall and also exceeds the total number of votes (13,451) cast for Morse during his 2010 election.

Breaking Down the Newly Passed Illinois Concealed Carry Bill...
WIFR.com, June 1, 2013 -- ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers approved a bill to overturn the state's ban on concealed carry just days before the June 9th deadline.

Illinois lawmakers approve concealed guns bill
Reuters, May 31, 2013 -- Illinois lawmakers on Friday approved a measure that permits residents to carry concealed guns, which if signed by the governor would make some form of carrying a concealed weapon legal in all 50 states.

Court upholds rifle sales reporting requirement
New York News, May 31, 2013 -- WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.

California Senate approves seven gun control bills
Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2013 -- The California Senate on Wednesday approved a package of seven gun control bills, including background checks for people who buy ammunition, introduced in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Change of Subject: Deadline could backfire on gun-control advocates
Chicago Tribune, May 28, 2013 -- Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois - trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers - suddenly and urgently attempting to craft and pass a new ordinance to allow their constituents to carry concealed weapons in public.

Gun Makers Shun Responsibility for Sales, Suits Show
The New York Times, May 27, 2013 -- The Glock executive testified that he would keep doing business with a gun dealer who had been indicted on a charge of violating firearms laws because "This is still America" and "You're still innocent until proven guilty."

Ill. House Approves Guns Plan Opposed by Governor
ABC News, May 24, 2013 -- Gun owners could carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the last state in the nation to prohibit it, under legislation that swept through the House Friday with the backing of the powerful Democratic speaker from Chicago, a city torn by violence despite what critics claim are the nation's toughest firearms restrictions.

Quinn skeptical of Ill. House concealed-carry plan
Pantagraph.com, May 23, 2013 -- A compromise plan on concealed weapons heading for a House floor vote drew swift opposition Thursday from Gov. Pat Quinn, whose office called it a "massive overreach" because of the way it would curb local firearms regulations.

Homeland Security bulletin warns 3D-printed guns may be 'impossible' to stop
Fox News, May 23, 2013 -- A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin warns it could be "impossible" to stop 3D-printed guns from being made, not to mention getting past security checkpoints.

Gun groups sue to block new Connecticut gun law
Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2013 -- MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Leaders of Connecticut gun advocacy groups said on Thursday they had sued to knock down a strict new gun-control law passed in April because they believed the measure would not improve public safety.

New York sheriffs voice opposition to strict gun law, seek to join lawsuit
Fox News, May 24, 2013 -- ALBANY, N.Y. - County sheriffs have asked to join the federal lawsuit challenging New York's tough new gun restrictions, calling some provisions vague and impossible to enforce fairly.

With high-tech guns, users could disable remotely
Businessweek, May 21, 2013 -- SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved - and disable it remotely.

How The Obama Gun Boom Pushed The Fortune Of Two Brothers To $1.2 Billion
Forbes, May 21, 2013 -- In March the National Rifle Association coordinated a demonstration against new gun legislation in Connecticut, the state where 26 children and staff were gunned down at an elementary school in December. Before boarding buses headed for the state capital, gun owners met up at a parking lot in nearby East Hartford-a parking lot owned by sporting goods store Cabela's CAB +0.11%

FOX31 gun show 'terrorist' report called a hoax
9news.com, May 21, 2013 -- ADAMS COUNTY - Serious questions are emerging about a recent report on FOX31 claiming a gun company executive was wrongly flagged as a terrorist and "interrogated" by Adams County Sheriff's deputies.

Shotgun executive taken into custody at Colo. gun show on cabbie terror tip
Examiner.com, May 19, 2013 -- Daniele Perazzi, president of the Italian Perazzi Shotguns firm, was taken into custody yesterday by Adams County Deputies [see update, below] along with several prototype shotguns. The executive was picked up in the parking lot of the Denver Merchandise Mart, hosting the high-end Colorado Gun Collectors show this weekend, after a taxi driver, likely reacting to a suspicious activity reporting outreach program conducted by law enforcement, told authorities he thought he could be transporting an armed "foreign speaking" terror suspect.

NRA pushes for recall of top legislator in Colorado
CNN, May 18, 2013 -- Washington (CNN) -- The national battle over guns is headed to the states in a major way. Already groups supporting more gun restrictions have been active at the local level.

Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response
CNS News, May 16, 2013 -- As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up.

House GOP lawmaker: We are not backing away on gun bill
TheHill, May 13, 2013 -- House Republicans are not ruling out passing gun legislation this year, according to a key GOP lawmaker.

State Department orders firm to remove 3D-printed guns web blueprints | Technology
The Guardian (UK), May 10, 2013 -- The US government has blocked a Texas-based company from distributing details online of how to make a plastic gun using a 3-D printer.

Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications
CBS Chicago, May 9,2013 -- CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.

Firearms Industry Praises U.S. Rep. John R. Carter For Introducing Secure Firearms Act
NSSF News, May 9, 2013 -- NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, today praised U.S. Rep. John R. Carter (R-31, Texas) for his introduction of the bipartisan Secure Firearms Act.

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2013 -- Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

Bullet blitz: Demand from public, government leaves ammo shelves empty
Fox News, May 7, 2013 -- Steve Warholic spends nearly his entire workday at a Nevada ammunition store scouring the Internet, and the owner puts in even more time online. Both think they need to spend more time on the web.

Report: Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings still involve firearms
The Washington Post, May 7, 2013 -- Gun violence has dropped dramatically nationwide over the past two decades, but nearly three-quarters of all homicides are still committed with a firearm, the Justice Department said in a report released Tuesday.

Gun control ads have Democrats worrying
POLITICO.com, May 7, 2013 -- John Bresnahan and Reid J. Epstein: Majority Leader Harry Reid's aides met recently with staffers of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to warn them: Targeting vulnerable Democrats like Arkansas's Mark Pryor on gun control could backfire on the party, several sources told POLITICO.

Kansas Law: Federal Agents To Be Prosecuted for Enforcing Federal Gun Control Laws
Breitbart, May 4, 2013 -- http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/04/Kansas-Law-Felony-To-Enfo

HiViz Shooting Systems Moving Operations to Southeast Wyoming
The Outdoor Wire, May 3, 2013 -- Fort Collins, CO- HiViz Shooting Systems President and CEO Phillip Howe is pleased to announce that Laramie, Wyoming has been selected as the new home for HiViz Shooting Systems.

Ruger looks to open a third gun plant, but not in N.H.
New Hampshire Business Review, May 1, 2013 -- Sturm Ruger & Co. is selling guns so quickly that it is looking to open a third manufacturing facility to make them, CEO Michael Fifer announced at the company's annual meeting Tuesday in Prescott, Ariz.

VIDEO: Pro-2A speaker at New Jersey hearing hits home run!
April 30, 2013

Here Come Gun-Focused Retail Super Centers
TIME, April 30, 2013 -- Picture a sprawling 30,000-square-foot Best Buy store-only instead of electronic gadgets and games, every aisle inside the big-box center is devoted to firearms, bullets, and "tactical gear." This is the hot retail concept spreading throughout the Midwest.

Video - MB Studio Productions High Capacity Magazine PSA - National gun rights
Examiner.com, April 30, 2013 -- "This is the first of several Public Service Announcements MB Studio Productions will be producing to demonstrate who gun laws really affect and why they don't work."

Bill aims to keep guns away from mentally ill
San Francisco Gate, April 30, 2013 --
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers wrapped up work Tuesday on their most notable gun-related bill of the year — a proposal aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs bill banning destruction of guns surrendered at buyback events
The Washington Post, April 29, 2013 -- PHOENIX — Arizona cities and counties that hold community gun buyback events will have to sell the surrendered weapons instead of destroying them under a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Monday.

Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store
ABC4.com, April 27, 2013 -- SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition
U.S. Senator for Oklahoma Senator James M. Inhofe, Newsroom, April 26, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its effect on the supply of ammunition available to the public.
The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.

Reps challenge DHS ammo buys, say agency using 1,000 more rounds per person than Army
Fox News, April 26, 2013 -- Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their "massive" bullet buys.

No sales policy consistent with 2nd Amendment beliefs
The Patriot-News PennLive.com, April 25, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association says its policy of allowing vendors to display but not sell firearms at its new Great American Outdoor Show next year is in line with its strong support of Second Amendment rights.

NRA says they never planned on selling guns at next year's show
CBS 21 News, April 25, 2013 -- The NRA says vendors will not be allowed to sell firearms at next year's Great American Outdoors Show. Officials tell CBS 21 News it's the NRA's policy not to sell firearms on the trading floor, but one local gun shop says, they wish that were the case to help their business.

DHS Denies Ammo Purchases Aimed at Civilians
Washington Whispers (usnews.com), April 25, 2013 -- Officials at the Department of Homeland Security denied Thursday that its large-scale ammunition purchases were an effort keep bullets out of the hands of private citizens.

Obama resists Republican bid to see gun smuggling operation documents
Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2013 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department lawyer said on Wednesday that if a judge agreed to consider a Republican bid to get administration documents related to a botched operation against gun-trafficking it would prompt a flood of requests for courts to referee Washington political disputes.

Illinois Senate looking at two-tier concealed carry system
Chicago Tribune, April 25, 2013 -- SPRINGFIELD-People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to authors of the proposal.

Facebook Shuts Down Controversial Gun Shop Contest
CBS Pittsburgh, April 24, 2013 -- PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA)- A McKeesport gun shop’s giveaway contest had to be postponed because Facebook shut down the Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm’s page.

The Gun Rights Revolution You Might Have Missed
The Daily Beast, April 24, 2013 -- If you live in Arkansas, you can now carry a concealed gun into a bar, or a liquor store-or a church.

Why the American public isn't mad as hell about the failure of the gun bill (in numbers)
The Washington Post, April 24, 2013 -- The Senate’s defeat of a package of popular proposals aimed at curbing gun violence last week seemed certain to foment public outrage at out-of-touch politicians who don’t listen to their constituents.

Some gun dealers balking at transfers
Democrat and Chronicle, April 23, 2013 -- At least two gun dealers in the Rochester area say they will not facilitate transfers of firearms between two private parties. A third plans to charge more than what the law allows.

California Gun Confiscation Bill Passes, Approves $24 Million To Expedite Illegal Gun Seizure
The Huffington Post, April 19, 2013 -- The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.

Reid shelves expanded gun-purchase background check legislation
The Washington Times, April 18, 2013 -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday he's placing expanded gun-purchase background checks on ice, bringing a sudden halt to a months-long debate as he and other gun control advocates nevertheless vowed to fight another day.

Blame Bloomberg / Editorial
The New York Sun, April 18, 2013 -- Is it possible to imagine that when President Obama retires for the night that he will wonder who led him into the debacle that unfolded when his long campaign for gun control went down to defeat in a Senate controlled by his own party?

Gun Polling Report
Polling Report, April 18, 2013 -- AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.9.

Review & Outlook: Gun Control Meltdown
The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2013 -- President Obama's gun control agenda was routed in the Senate on Wednesday, and Mr. Obama naturally blamed the National Rifle Association. The truth is that Mr. Obama invited this meltdown by assuming he could exploit the Newtown massacre to ram through a liberal wish-list that wouldn't have stopped the next mass murder.

Senate Torpedoes Background Check Deal
Roll Call Policy, April 17, 2013 -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to advance a bipartisan background check proposal that Democrats had hoped would be the core of any bill.

Bloomberg Rips Senate For Failing To Expand Background Checks
CBS New York, April 17, 2013 -- NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - Senate Republicans, backed by some Democrats, blocked legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, prompting Mayor Michael Bloomberg to rip lawmakers for failing to pass the bipartisan effort that focused on the expansion of background checks.

Short of 60, senators hunt for votes on gun background checks
The Washington Times, April 16, 2013 -- Gun control supporters scrambled to find 60 votes to pass expanded background checks on firearms purchases, hoping to sway reluctant senators ahead of a showdown vote.

Stephen Feinberg, Cerberus Capital Founder, Exploring Bid For Bushmaster Gunmaker
Huffington Post, April 16, 2013 -- Private equity mogul Stephen Feinberg is exploring a bid for Freedom Group, the Bushmaster rifle manufacturer that his firm, Cerberus Capital Management LP, put up for sale after one of its guns was used in a Connecticut school shooting late last year, three people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

Gun control bill in peril - John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman
POLITICO.com, April 15, 2013 -- The tough gun-control bill that President Barack Obama wants now has little, if any, chance of passing this Congress - it's struggling in the Senate and facing outright rejection in the House.

Supreme Court weighs whether to hear case on guns in public
Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2013 -- WASHINGTON — While Congress debates proposals for tighter gun regulation, the Supreme Court is weighing whether to consider striking down state laws that strictly limit who can carry a gun in public.

How Bitcoin Sales Of Guns Could Undermine New Rules
The Huffington Post, April 15, 2013 -- Even as Congress debates gun safety legislation, a flourishing new virtual currency could provide a way around new restrictions by enabling people to buy guns online almost anonymously.

Background checks for gun buyers win more backing
Yahoo! News, April 1,5 2013 -- WASHINGTON (AP) - With the Senate set to begin debate on gun control legislation this week, a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key Republican support over the weekend. But it may not be enough to ensure the measure is adopted.

Gun control: Rare accord in Congress to fix mental health system
The Denver Post, April 13, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - In the days after the Newtown, Conn., massacre, the one thing opponents and advocates of gun control agreed on was the need to address deficiencies in the mental health system so that killers like Adam Lanza would stop slipping through the cracks.

Supreme Court considers challenge to state gun licensing laws in case from New York
The Washington Post, April 12, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - A day after the Senate voted to begin debate on new gun control measures, the Supreme Court is expected to consider a new appeal aimed at loosening state restrictions on firearms.

Growth of suburbs in pro-gun states changing the political calculus in Congress
The Washington Post, April 12, 2013 -- Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia have long been bastions of gun-rights supporters, with vast rural areas and strong hunting traditions. But in recent days, lawmakers from those states have demonstrated a new willingness to back stricter firearms regulations, setting the stage for what could be the first major gun-control legislation to pass Congress in two decades.

Five Gun Amendments to Watch
Roll Call, April 11, 2013 -- With the Senate voting comfortably Thursday to take up its most ambitious gun control legislation in nearly two decades, all eyes turn to the "open amendment process" that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has promised.

Gun bill clears Senate hurdle as filibuster falls short
Fox News, April 11, 2013 -- Controversial gun legislation cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday, as lawmakers voted 68-31 to start debate on the package which includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking.

Sen. Lee: Backgound Checks Could Allow Holder to Create Gun Registry Using Regulations
CNS News, April 10, 2013 -- On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) took to the Senate floor and warned that universal background checks could lead to a national registry system for guns.

Highway patrol gave feds Missouri weapon permits data
Columbia Daily Tribune, April 10, 2013 -- JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday.

Senators urge background checks for gun shows, Internet sales in proposed compromise
Fox News, April 10, 2013 -- Two prominent senators announced a proposed compromise on the thorny issue of gun background checks, urging mandatory checks for gun-show and Internet sales while exempting certain private transactions -- ahead of a key test vote Thursday.

Sen. Toomey: Criminal background checks not gun control
The Daily Caller, April 10, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on Wednesday called for an expansion of required background checks for those who want to buy guns by arguing that the proposal does not actually constitute "gun control."

Colorado sheriffs plan lawsuit challenging state gun control law
Fox News, April 10, 2013 -- More than half of Colorado's elected sheriffs are planning to mount a legal challenge to the state's sweeping new gun restrictions.

Gun control advocates take on "patchwork" of state laws
CBS News, April 7, 2013 -- (CBS News) President Obama takes his push for tighter gun laws to Hartford, Conn., Monday. Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy signed into law some of the toughest gun control measures in the nation last week.

East Texas stores ration ammo as shortage affects law enforcement
Longview News-Journal: Local News, April 7, 2013 -- A nationwide ammunition shortage prompted Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano to notify deputies in March that they would have to supply their own ammunition for this year's firearm qualifications - something Cerliano had never done in 13 years in office.

Gun legislation's prospects improve
The Washington Post, April 7, 2013 -- Prospects for a bipartisan deal to expand federal background checks for gun purchases are improving with the emergence of fresh Republican support, according to top Senate aides.

States look to tax guns, ammo
USA Today, April 7, 2013 -- Some states and counties are studying whether to tax gun and ammunition purchases. Supporters hope to discourage gun violence or pay for damage it causes

NRA tactics erode post-Newtown support for gun-control measures
The Washington Post, April 6, 2013 -- Spurred by e-mail alerts from the group, NRA members and other gun rights activists jammed legislative committee rooms, deluged lawmakers with e-mails and phone calls - and succeeded in killing proposals that were once widely expected to pass.

The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth
Breitbart, April 4, 2013 -- There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact.

MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun-control victories spread
Radical new laws in Connecticut and Maryland, U.N. Arms Trade Treaty passes
The Washington Times, April 4, 2013 -- The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations.

Poll on Guns: Checks Get Strong Support But...
Washington Wire - WSJ, April 4, 2013 -- Americans strongly support universal background checks on people seeking to purchase guns, even though about half believe it could eventually lead to a federal effort to confiscate those guns, a new poll found.

Ammunition flies off store shelves amid new restrictions, fears
Fox News, April 5, 2013 -- ALBANY, N.Y. - Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

Key provision of gun bill could be stripped after NRA opposition
The Hill, April 3, 2013 -- A central part of the Senate's gun control package is in danger of being gutted as the National Rifle Association voices opposition.

Customers Rush to Store to Purchase Guns, Ammo
NBC Connecticut, April 3, 2013 -- Today, Connecticut lawmakers plan to vote on possible new gun control laws that could be some of the toughest in the country.

Obama criticized for using dated, disputed gun stat to sell background checks
Fox News, April 3, 2013 -- As President Obama prepares to head to Colorado on Wednesday to push gun control legislation, some are calling into question the validity of a key statistic he's using to tout his message on near-universal background checks.

Denver Cops Criticize Obama In Advance Of Denver Speech
CBS Denver, April 2, 2013 -- DENVER (CBS4) - Some current and former Denver police officers have taken to Facebook to criticize President Barack Obama's planned use of Denver police officers as a backdrop for a Wednesday speech on gun control.

DHS Explains Plans To Buy 1.6B Rounds Of Ammo: We're Buying in Bulk to 'Significantly Lower Costs'
CNS News, April 2, 2013 -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn
(R-Okla.) regarding the agency's ammunition purchases.

Gun rights advocates fear U.N. treaty will lead to U.S. registry
Washington Times, April 2, 2013 -- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday approved a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty aimed at regulating the estimated $60 billion international arms trade, brushing aside gun rights groups' concerns that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry in the U.S.

Conn. lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun control plan
My Way News, April 2, 2013 -- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.

Connecticut agrees to sweeping gun laws after Newtown
BBC News, April 2, 2013 -- Lawmakers in the state of Connecticut will vote on a sweeping set of gun restrictions, including a ban on new high-capacity magazines.

Democrats push bill in Congress to require gun insurance under penalty of fine
Fox News, April 2, 2013 -- A New York Democratic lawmaker is behind a national push that would force gun owners to buy liability insurance or face a $10,000 fine.

Free Gun Program Plans To Expand To North Texas
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth, April 1, 2013 -- DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Calvin Carter lives in South Dallas’ Sunny Acres neighborhood, an area that has worked hard to keep crime out — but it has been a struggle. Last July Dallas Police suited up in riot gear and tried to control an angry mob right behind Carter’s home.

Happy Easter! Maryland Democrats Ram Through Sweeping Gun Control over Holiday Weekend
Breitbart News, April 1, 2013 -- While many Americans were paying attention to things other than politics on Good Friday, Maryland's Democrat delegates were ramming through Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun grabbing legislation S.B.

Obama uses executive power to move gun control agenda forward
The Hill, March 29, 2013 -- President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control. The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership.

New gun laws could mean economic woes for booming gun industry
The Daily Caller, March 29, 2013 -- As lawmakers consider a range of new restrictions on guns, the gun industry is growing nervous that its exceptional success during the "Great Recession" could be coming to an end.

Guns, knives, ammo and gear: Adam Lanza's arsenal, item by item
U.S. News, March 28, 2013 -- Search warrants released Thursday laid bare the extent of Newtown school massacre suspect Adam Lanza's arsenal. Here is a catalog of the weaponry found at the school where 20 children and six staffers were killed and at the home he shared with his mother, who was also murdered.

Kansas Senate sets vote to allow guns in schools and other public buildings
KansasCity.com, March 27, 2013 -- TOPEKA - The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill expanding the number of public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed and letting public school and college employees carry concealed firearms.

Universal Gun Background Checks Shine Spotlight on Gun Stores
TIME.com, March 26, 2013 -- To Wes Morosky, president of Duke's Sports Shop in New Castle, Penn., the universal background check proposal now under debate in Congress would be a boon for business. "It'd keep everyone on the same playing field," he said of proposals to require background checks for all gun sales that would put licensed dealers like his store at the center of gun culture. "And we'd charge for it."

Colorado hunting faces backlash over gun control laws
OutThereColorado.com, March 26, 2013 -- Colorado's hunting industry is facing a backlash from outdoor enthusiasts across the country because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

Rand Paul, GOP senators threaten filibuster on guns
USA Today, March 26, 2013 -- Senators known for their hard-edged opposition say they will oppose "any legislation" they believe infringes on the right to bear arms.

Stubborn Facts: The Gun Industry Employs Twice as Many Americans as GM (and That's Just the Beginning)
The Blaze, March 26, 2013 -- Guns are big business in America - so big, in fact, that despite making vastly more firearms than any other nation, the U.S. also is the largest importer of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Blog: Gov. Cuomo's 7-bullet magazine limit dies an embarrassing death
The American Thinker, March 25, 2013 -- One of the centerpieces of Governor Andrew Cuomo's hastily written state gun control bill will be "suspended indefinitely," the Senate majority leader said.

Surging gun sales pump millions into wildlife restoration
The York Daily Record, March 25, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - The recent rush by gun enthusiasts to buy firearms could have a surprising consequence: millions more dollars to protect pheasants, deer and other wildlife.

Made in America: Guns, ammo and jobs
CNN Money, Mar. 25, 2013 -- Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers.

DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase
Washington Whispers US News, March 23, 2013 -- The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years. The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years.

NRA, Joe Manchin in talks on background checks - Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
POLITICO.com, March 23, 2013 -- Sen. Joe Manchin and the National Rifle Association are quietly engaged in private talks on a proposal to broaden background checks on purchasers of firearms.

Senate votes 53-46 to stop US from joining UN Arms Trade Treaty
The Hill's Floor Action, March 23, 2013 -- In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.

Gun control: Why the fight over universal background checks is the key
The Week, March 22, 2013 -- After scrapping a proposed assault-weapons ban, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared this week that the gun-law reform package headed for a vote in early April will include background checks on all gun buyers. Current law requires checks only on sales by licensed gun dealers. Other elements in Washington's collection of gun-related bills would step up school safety and tighten sanctions on the illegal transfer of firearms, among other things. Reid said he dropped bans on military-style semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines because he didn't have enough votes to beat a filibuster by Republicans - and even some red-state Democrats. But he's drawing a line in the sand over the paperwork on gun buyers. "I want to be clear," Reid said. "In order to be effective, any bill that passes the Senate must include background checks."

DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchase
Washington Whispers, US News, March 22, 2013 -- The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years.

Editorial: John Kerry Announces U.S. Support For U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Investors.com, March 20, 2013 -- U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights.

Harry Reid gun control bill includes background checks - Manu Raju
POLITICO, March 21, 2013 -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demanded Thursday that any bill that passes the Senate on gun control include broader background checks, drawing a tougher line on the issue ahead of a contentious floor debate next month.

New 'Fast and Furious' report finds DHS warning signs ignored
Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - Even as they lost scores of illegal firearms in their Fast and Furious operation, federal ATF agents asked their Border Patrol counterparts not to pursue criminal leads or track gun smuggling in southern Arizona so they could follow the firearms themselves, and senior Homeland Security agents "complied and the leads were not investigated," according to a new Department of Homeland Security inspector general's report.

Vulnerable senators face lose-lose scenario on assault weapon vote
The Hill, March 21, 2013 -- The Senate's upcoming vote on the assault weapons ban is going to put vulnerable Democrats in a difficult spot.

Reid guts Senate gun control bill
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, March 19, 2013 -- The gun control bill headed for the Senate floor bears little resemblance to the far-reaching proposal President Obama unveiled after the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Obama's Gun Reform Package Loses One Major Provision, Another In Danger
The Huffington Post, March 19, 2013 -- WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) grew defensive Tuesday when pressed on his efforts to craft a gun control package, having decided this week not to include a ban on assault weapons in the legislation.

First bullets, now assault rifles bought by Feds
Washington Examiner, March 20, 2013 -- The federal government's grab for bullets is now being matched with a buy of assault-style rifles that would be banned for civilians under President Obama's gun control law.

No Assault Weapons Ban: Not in Dems’ Senate Bill
Associated Press, March 19, 2013 -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- An assault weapons ban won't be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban's chances of survival now are all but hopeless.

Poll: GOP NYers ditch Democrat Cuomo after gun law
New York News, March 19, 2013 -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A poll shows New York Republican voters for the first time disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's performance following the Democrat's push for a gun-control bill.

Assault weapons ban loses steam - John Bresnahan and Manu Raju
POLITICO.com, March 18, 2013 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Monday that a controversial assault weapons ban will not be part of a Democratic gun bill that was expected to reach the Senate floor next month.

Gun control advocates take aim at Wyoming laws
Billings Gazette, March 18, 2013 -- Some of the nation's most outspoken gun control advocates are calling on Wyoming and a handful of other states to submit more names to the National Instant Background Check System.

States to feds: Hands off our guns
The Hill's RegWatch, March 17, 2013 -- A growing number of states are moving forward with legislation to exempt them from new federal gun controls and, in some cases, brand as criminals anyone who tries to enforce them.

NRA opposes U.N. small-arms treaty
The Washington Post, March 16, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association, which is battling a raft of gun control measures on Capitol Hill, also has an international fight on its hand as it gears up to oppose a U.N. treaty designed to restrict the flow of arms to conflict zones.

Growing Number Of States Eye Bills To Defy Federal Gun Laws
CNS News, March 16, 2013 -- Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington State approved measures that legalized the recreational use of marijuana, President Obama told Barbara Walters that his Justice Department would not prosecute pot users in these states.

Paid to play: Anti-gun group teams with UN to prep African countries for arms trade treaty talks
Fox News, March 15, 2013 -- A week before it opens a treaty conference to impose worldwide limitations on arms sales, the United Nations co-hosted and paid for a series of meetings involving 48 African nations and an anti-gun group that espouses much greater national and international control of firearms, including registration of small arms and ammunition.

Dianne Feinstein, Ted Cruz trade barbs over gun ban - John Bresnahan
POLITICO.com, March 14, 2013 -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a hugely controversial ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, but the measure faces nearly certain defeat on the Senate floor.

US assault weapons ban heading for defeat in Senate
The Telegraph, March 14, 2013 -- President Barack Obama's bid to renew a ban against military-style assault weapons narrowly won the backing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and headed to the full Senate, where it appears certain to fail.

Senate committee poised to approve assault weapons ban
Fox News, March 14, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are poised to pass a renewed and strengthened assault-weapons ban out of committee Thursday as part of a package of measures advancing to the floor, but are appealing to President Obama to help battle opposition from Republicans and gun-rights supporters.

Washington Gun Control Bill Fails In State House
CBS Seattle, March 13, 2013 -- OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A contentious proposal to expand background checks on Washington state gun sales failed Tuesday in the state House, where supporters said they were just a handful of votes short.

Colorado Senate approves gun control package
Fox News, March 12, 2013 -- A gun control package pushed by Colorado Democrats cleared the state Senate on Monday, as sponsors described it as a needed response to Colorado's blood-soaked history of mass shootings.

Pro-gun voters put heat on Democratic senators
News from The Associated Press, March 9, 2013 -- HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- U.S.
Sen. Max Baucus has been here before. Back during the Clinton era, the Democrat faced a choice: support an assault weapons ban urged by a president from his own party and risk angering constituents who cherish their gun rights, or buck his party. He chose the ban, and nearly lost his Senate seat.

Obama staying out of negotiations on gun bills
News from The Associated Press, March 9, 2013 -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- With gun legislation taking shape on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama has kept a low profile on an issue he has made a critical part of his second-term agenda.

Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
Chicago Tribune, Mar. 8, 2013 -- It's been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to.

Colorado gun bills: Senate gives nod to magazine ammo limit after six hour debate
The Denver Post, Mar. 8, 2013 -- Coloradans who want to buy ammunition magazines could be limited to 15 rounds under a measure lawmakers in the state Senate gave initial approval to Friday night.

How the White House silenced gun control groups - Reid J. Epstein
POLITICO.com, March 7, 2013 -- President Barack Obama's gun control agenda is looking more doomed by the day, but gun control advocates still haven't said a word to complain.

Graham introduces background check bill with NRA backing
CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs, March 6, 2013 -- Washington (CNN) - New legislation introduced Wednesday aims to close one loophole in the process of purchasing a gun. The bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham and three other bipartisan lawmakers expands the scope of mental health information submitted to the background check system used by gun sellers. It has the backing of the National Rifle Association, and background check-related legislation has been considered the most likely of the various gun violence proposals to survive the legislative process.

NRA campaign in high gear - Anna Palmer
POLITICO.com, March 6, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association and its allies are kicking their lobbying forces into high gear as the Senate heads toward a vote that could remake key pieces of the country's gun laws.

Chuck Schumer ends talks with Tom Coburn on guns - John Bresnahan and Reid J. Epstein
POLITICO.com, March 6, 2013 -- Sen. Chuck Schumer is ending the bipartisan gun control talks with Sen. Tom Coburn without a deal, a major setback to President Barack Obama's effort to pass universal background checks

Gun talks hit a snag in Senate over universal background checks
The Hill, March 5, 2013 -- The centerpiece of President Obama's gun violence agenda is in peril amid a deadlock among Senate negotiators over how to implement and enforce a proposal requiring background checks for private gun sales.

Outdoor Channel Bid by Hindery Is Colored by Gun Debate
The New York Times, March 4, 2013 -- A takeover. Private equity. Politics. And guns. That is the potent mixture of issues surrounding an obscure $200 million merger that is quietly combusting on Wall Street.

Beretta wooed by other states over strict Maryland gun proposal
Fox News, March 2, 2013 -- ANNAPOLIS, MD. – As a far-reaching gun-control measure aims to ban assault weapons in Maryland, neighboring states are trying to woo away a Beretta factory, whose employees would be unable to buy some of its products.

Obama donor in process of buying up and 'destroying' America's top pro-gun media outlets
The Daily Caller, Feb. 28, 2013 --Employees of Obama donor Leo Hindery Jr.'s media conglomerate Intermedia Partners, which now owns most of the top gun-culture media outlets in the country, believe that Hindery plans to gut and destroy all of them as part of a business plan that has already led to numerous layoffs and the virtual shuttering of prominent television production facilities in Minnesota and Montana.

NRA president fires up thousands at Albany gun-rights rally
The Business Review, Feb. 28, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association pledged political and financial support to several thousand protestors Thursday who rallied against New York's tougher gun-control laws.

Gun accessory maker Bushnell is up for sale - sources
Reuters, Feb. 28, 2013 -- Bushnell, which makes outdoor products and accessories for hunters such as eyewear and riflescopes, is up for a sale in a deal that could be worth $1 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Magpul Annouces 'Boulder Airlift' to supply Colorado Residents with PMAGs
Guns.com, Feb. 28, 2013 -- BLOG: Magpul is proud to announce the "Boulder Airlift," our program to make sure that responsible Colorado citizens have the opportunity to own standard capacity PMAGs prior to the potential implementation of pending legislation that would infringe on their Second Amendment Rights. The program will be open to all responsible CO residents, (with both billing and shipping addresses inside CO) and provide access to a limited quantity of PMAGs. Remember to contact members of the Senate and the Governor prior to ordering and urge them to oppose HB 1224.

Rumor control: Did the Dept. of Homeland Security recently request to purchase 21,600,000 rounds of handgun ammo?
The Daily Caller, Feb. 26, 2013 -- On February 5, 2013 the Department of Homeland Security issued a "Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Item" for ammunition to be purchased and delivered to the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

Colorado senator: Liability-for-guns bill will mesh with federal law
The Denver Post, Feb. 27, 2013 -- The Democratic sponsor of a bill to hold manufacturers and sellers of assault-style weapons liable for the violence that occurs with the guns says he's found a way around a conflict with federal law.

Gun dealers vs. post offices (in one chart)
The Washington Post, Feb. 27, 2013 -- There are more gun dealers in the United States than post offices.

Cuomo Announces Plans To Modify Gun Control Law To Exempt Hollywood
CBS New York, Feb. 27, 2013 -- NEW YORK - Just a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the strictest gun control law in the country, state officials plan to make some exemptions.

Firearms debate: Meet the gunmakers
USA Today, Feb. 26, 2013 -- NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The boyish face could easily belong to one in the legion of young accountants or junior insurance executives who toil in the corporate corridors of the nearby state capital.

Gun maker Beretta threatens to leave Maryland, take hundreds of jobs
GOPUSA, News, Feb. 27, 2013 -- Major weapons manufacturer Beretta USA is vowing to close shop and leave Maryland if the state passes new gun-control measures.

Colorado legislature to consider liability for assault weapon owners, sellers and makers
The Daily Caller, Feb. 26, 2013 -- Colorado Senate President John Morse unveiled the details of a new gun-control bill aimed squarely at those who own, sell or manufacture a class of weapons he says have “no public benefit” and “no business on our streets or in our forests”: military-style assault weapons.

Gun talks are stalled over universal background checks - Ginger Gibson and John Bresnahan
POLITICO.com, Feb. 26, 2013 -- As Senate Democrats get closer to putting together a comprehensive package on new gun control legislation, negotiations to find bipartisan support for expanding background checks on gun purchases have stalled, despite some quiet lobbying by Vice President Joe Biden.

Arkansas Gun Legislation: State Senate Passes Bill To Allow Concealed Weapons On College Campuses
Huffington Post, Feb. 25, 2013 -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

Senators Close in on Background Check Agreement on Guns
Bloomberg, Feb. 25, 2013 -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is closing in on an agreement to expand background checks for gun purchases, a test of how far lawmakers may go to address gun violence after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

NRA Uses Justice Memo to Accuse Obama on Guns
Yahoo! News, Feb. 25, 2013 -- The National Rifle Association is using a Justice Department memo it obtained to argue in ads that the Obama administration believes its gun control plans won't work unless the government seizes firearms and requires national gun registration - ideas the White House has not proposed and does not support.

Congress to Consider Tighter Rules on Guns
The New York Times, Feb. 23, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - After weeks of sometimes wrenching debate over gun safety, Congress will begin to consider legislation this week that is likely to include expanded background checks for gun buyers and increased penalties for those who purchase guns for criminals.

Senators near a deal on background checks for most private gun sales
The Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2013 -- A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records of private gun sales, according to aides familiar with the talks.

Firearms-makers to politicians on gun rights: You balk, we walk
The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 23, 2013 -- Firearms companies ranging from gun shops to machinists are joining forces to oppose new gun control laws. Some are threatening to move away from states that crack down on guns, others are refusing to sell gear to police that can't be sold to citizens.

Obama, Holder Called Out for Not Enforcing Existing Gun Laws
News Max, Feb. 22, 2013 -- A group of 23 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Friday sent letters to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding existing gun laws be enforced before additional limitations are passed.

Bay Area Law Enforcement Encourages Fighting Back Against Active Shooters
CBS San Francisco, Feb. 21, 2013 -- SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) - Law enforcement agencies have begun adopting a new policy on so-called "active shooters," encouraging civilians to take safety into their own hands and take down gunmen who threaten them at work or school.

NRA President Doesn't Expect Filibuster
ABC News, Feb. 21, 2013 -- National Rifle Association President David Keene said Wednesday he doesn't expect a filibuster from gun rights supporters as the Senate prepares to vote on potential gun control issues.

NRA Targets Democratic Senators Up in 2014 With Local Newspaper Ads
Roll Call, Feb. 20, 2013 -- Blog: At the Races -- The National Rifle Association will launch a print advertising campaign targeting mostly Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, according to sources close to the group.

Mexico to ask Senate for registry of US guns
Washington Times Communities, Feb. 19, 2013 -- DALLAS - In the wake of a tense national clash over the issue of gun control, Mexico has taken an action sure to fan the flames of controversy. In January, the Mexico Permanent Commission reportedly voted to formally ask the United States Senate for a registry of all commercialized firearms in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms
Yahoo! News, Feb. 17, 2013 -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

Firearms manufacturer ends sales to New York in wake of new gun law
Fox News, Feb. 17, 2013 -- In response to the passage of New York's sweeping new gun law, a Washington state-based firearms manufacturer has decided to stop selling their products in the Empire State.

Gun Companies Refuse Sales to State Governments with Strict Gun Laws
Breitbart, Feb. 15, 2013 -- Six gun companies have announced plans to stop selling any of their products to any government agency in states that severely limit the rights of private gun ownership.

Bipartisan deal close on expanded background checks
The Washington Post, Feb. 15, 2013 -- The bipartisan group of four Senators who are negotiating over a proposal to expand the gun background check system privately met this week to discuss where things stand, according to sources familiar with ongoing talks. One source tells me the four Senators are "95 percent of the way there."

Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearm
Yahoo! News, Feb. 16, 2013 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

Colorado ammo magazine maker Magpul threatens to leave state over gun bill
The Denver Post, Feb. 15, 2013 — Colorado's largest and most profitable manufacturer of high-capacity ammunition magazines has vowed to leave the state if lawmakers pass a measure banning the devices — a move officials with the company say could cost hundreds of jobs and upward of $85 million in potential spending this year.

Magpul Formally Announces They Will Leave Colorado If Magazine Ban Becomes Law
Soldier Systems, Feb. 15, 2013 — Denver, Colorado — Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it will be forced to leave the state if House Bill 1224, which would ban standard capacity magazines, becomes law. The announcement was made to Governor Hickenlooper, state legislators, members of the media, and in a full-page advertisement to appear in the Denver Post on Sunday.

Obama addresses gun control legislation in Chicago - Jennifer Epstein
POLITICO, Feb. 15, 2013 — CHICAGO—- For four years, President Barack Obama avoided talking about guns. Then the Newtown shooting forced gun control legislation to the top of his agenda - but he still avoided talking about gun violence that has racked his hometown of Chicago.

NRA chief: 'Charade' on guns was revealed in State of the Union
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Feb. 14, 2013 — President Obama's gun-control push was revealed as a "charade" during Tuesday night's State of the Union address, according to the leader of the National Rifle Association.

NRA rolls out new anti-gun control campaign
MSNBC, Feb. 13, 2013 — The NRA is trying on a new line of attack to shoot down tighter gun laws by releasing an online advertisement rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

BLOG: Missouri Democrats Introduce Legislation to Confiscate Firearms - Gives Gun Owners 90 Days to Turn in Weapons
The Gateway Pundit, Feb. 14, 2013 — Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed.

NRA: 'Gangbanger' shot Chicago teen - Kevin Robillard
POLITICO, Feb. 13, 2013 — National Rifle Association President David Keene said Tuesday night that President Barack Obama didn't tell the full story behind the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the inaugural performer from Chicago whose parents sat in the box with first lady Michelle Obama.

DHS Makes Huge Ammunition And Weapon Purchases For Unclear Purposes
Investors.com, Feb. 12, 2013 -- Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried? Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried?

State of the Union Intensifies Gun Fight
Roll Call Influence, Feb. 10, 2013 -- The passion of gun owners has met the passion of protective moms in the fight over firearms restrictions, which will intensify this week as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.

Senate Dems face dilemma over push for assault-weapons ban
The Hill, Feb. 6, 2013 -- Senate Democrats are facing a major dilemma on how hard they should push for an assault weapons ban, a sensitive topic for vulnerable centrists who are running for reelection next year.

Gun sales decline in January as retailers run out after surge
Cleveland.com, Feb. 5, 2013 -- WASHINGTON -- The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington's new focus on gun control.

House makes first pivot toward crossing party lines in debate over gun laws
The Hill, Feb. 5, 2013 -- A group of bipartisan lawmakers called on House leadership to back a measure that would create stiffer penalties for people who straw purchase guns.

Obama still backs new gun ban; top senator less certain
CNN.com, Feb. 4, 2013 -- President Barack Obama on Monday reiterated his call for a comprehensive package of steps against gun violence as the focus on possible Senate legislation appeared to narrow to expanded background checks and limited ammunition magazines, rather than a ban on semi-automatic rifles that mimic assault weapons.

Mayors Reportedly Preparing Boycott of Gun Manufacturers
NSSF Blog, Feb. 1, 2013 -- Minnesota Public Radio reports that Mayor R.T.Rybak of Minneapolis has said that he and 60 other mayors are considering boycotts of gun makers who don't agree to their sweeping list of gun control demands. Taking a page from the Rahm Emanuel playbook, the mayors intend to use their police department purchasing power as leverage.

After shooting tragedies, Britain went after guns
The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2013 -- LONDON - When police on a weapons raid swarmed a housing project after London's 2011 riots, they seized a cache of arms that in the United States might be better suited to "Antiques Roadshow" than inner city ganglands. Inside plastic bags hidden in a trash collection room, officers uncovered two archaic flintlock pistols, retrofitted flare guns and a Jesse James-style revolver.

British gangs use flare guns now because they can't find real ones
The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2013 -- After the U.K. endured a series of mass shootings, including one that targeted children, it passed some very tough gun control legislation in 1997. The effect, reported on today by The Washington Post's Anthony Faiola, has been staggering. Here are eight of the big takeaways, possible learning opportunities as the U.S. considers its own gun law changes.

NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control
Forbes, Feb. 1, 2013 -- The gun control debate is clearly one of the most contentious and controversial issues in America today. And the battle over gun control is now being waged through intensive media campaigns from both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and to assert pressure on policy makers. So who's winning?

With Guns Banned on Big Marketplaces, a New Site Steps Up
Businessweek, Jan. 31, 2013 -- Type the word "guns" into Google Shopping (GOOG) and hundreds of so-called airsoft guns pop up. These replica firearms only resemble the real thing: Hobbyists typically use them in mock battles to shoot soft plastic pellets at each other. For people in the market for a real gun, Google Shopping doesn't work.

Rybak wants support from firearms manufacturers against gun violence
Minnesota Public Radio News, Jan. 30, 2013 -- MINNEAPOLIS - Mayor R.T. Rybak has introduced a way for cities to gain leverage in their efforts to pass stricter gun control laws across the country.

Wyoming House Approves Bills Exempting State From Federal Gun Control Measures
CBS DC, Jan. 31, 2013 -- CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Faced with the prospect of new federal gun restrictions, the Wyoming House gave initial approval Wednesday to bills that sponsors say would exempt guns in the state from new regulations while possibly taking the fight to criminals who might choose to attack public schools.

Walmart limits sales of ammunition to three boxes per customer per day
NY Daily News, Jan. 31, 2013 -- Limited supplies forcing company to make the move, spokesperson says. Walmart was a charter member of Mayor Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns and adopted a 10-point code established by Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership that goes beyond what the law requires.

Herkimer IDA Official Waits for Contact with Remington
NBC-WKTV News Channel 2, Jan. 30, 2013 -- ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) -There are now five states that are actively trying to lure Ilion gun-maker Remington Arms to their communities.

County Sheriffs of Colorado releases memo in opposition of new gun law
The Denver Post, Jan. 30, 2013 -- Gun policy should not be guided by gut-level reactions to mass shootings in Aurora last July and at a Connecticut elementary school last month, the County Sheriffs of Colorado says in a position paper outlining a tough stance against legislation expected to be proposed soon by state Democrats.

ATF's Milwaukee sting operation marred by mistakes, failures
Journal Sentinel, Jan. 29, 2013 -- A store calling itself Fearless Distributing opened early last year on an out-of-the-way street in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, offering designer clothes, athletic shoes, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.

White House gun push narrows to background checks - Reid J. Epstein and John Bresnahan
POLITICO, Jan. 25, 2013 -- RICHMOND, Va. - President Barack Obama unveiled a broad array of new gun control proposals last week, but already his administration has narrowed the main force of their effort behind just
one: universal background checks.

Police in Iowa city to buy their own semi-automatic AR-15s
Fox News, Jan. 25, 2013 -- Police in one Iowa city could soon be buying their own assault rifles to carry in squad cars to ensure they aren't outgunned by criminals in the wake of several high-profile shootings involving semi-automatic AR-15s, FoxNews.com has learned.

Dianne Feinstein unveils assault weapons ban
POLITICO.com, Jan. 25, 2013 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Thursday rolled out a controversial piece of gun control legislation, a ban on assault weapons similar to the one that expired in 2004.

After Newtown shootings, Pennsylvania county hires armed school guards
The Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2013 -- BUTLER, Pa. - Four hundred miles from Sandy Hook Elementary, a superintendent named Mike Strutt left a morning meeting on Dec. 14 and decided to place his schools on "threat alert." He was concerned about a copycat attack on the day of the Connecticut shootings. But, as he read reports of the massacre, he started to worry more about something else.

Obama Sees Tough Path on Assault Gun Ban
The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2013 -- WASHINGTON - While President Obama pledged to crack down on access to what he called "weapons of war" in the aftermath of last month's schoolhouse massacre, the White House has calculated that a ban on military-style assault weapons will be exceedingly difficult to pass through Congress and is focusing on other measures it deems more politically achievable.

Strassel: The Real Gun-Control Consensus
Despite the press's best efforts to parse his statements, Harry Reid has committed himself to nothing more than a 'thoughtful debate.'
The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 10, 2013 -- The next time you hear a fellow American bemoaning the lack of Washington bipartisanship, tell him to cheer up. There is one issue on which Congress still resoundingly agrees: gun rights. Bear that in mind, too, the next time you read a story about the "new" political debate over gun control.

Obama gun plan may feature background checks on all buyers
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 10, 2013 -- Vice President Joe Biden, preparing recommendations for President Obama on curbing gun violence, mentions 'universal background checks' and bans on some weapons and components.

After Meeting, NRA Says White House Has 'Agenda to Attack the Second Amendment'
The Weekly Standard, Jan. 10, 2013 -- After meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House today, the National Rifle Association released a statement saying the White House has an "agenda to attack the Second Amendment."

Americans, never give up your guns
English pravda.ru, Dec. 28, 2012 -- These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.

Why Joe Biden needs the NRA
The Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2013 -- The news that Vice President Joe Biden would huddle with executives from the National Rifle Association on Thursday came as unwelcome news to many gun control advocates who view the NRA as an organization to be ignored, not invited in.

NRA President Fires Back at Cuomo
Politicker, Jan. 9, 2013 -- National Rifle Association President David Keene gave a rare post-Newtown interview on the Brooklyn GOP Radio podcast this evening in which he responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo's vow to bring New York some of the "toughest" gun control laws in the country. Mr. Keene began by taking issue with Governor Cuomo's prediction that other states would follow New York's example and pass similar laws.

Small Utah town makes gun in every home a top priority
Fox News, Jan. 9, 2013 -- Officials in a small Utah town want to make sure every head of household has a firearm and knows how to use it, and they want to give school teachers training with guns too.

NRA holding seminar to teach lawmakers about semi-automatic weapons
Salon.com, Jan. 7, 2013 -- The NRA is hosting an event to teach Nevada lawmakers about semi-automatic weapons, just as Democrats are planning to introduce legislation to tighten restrictions on guns.

White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings
The Washington Post, Jan. 5, 2013 -- The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation's gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration's discussions.

Gun owners push back: a former Marine's letter to Dianne Feinstein
Yahoo! News, Jan. 5, 2013 -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein is proposing an assault weapons ban, but many Americans are ready to defend the Second Amendment at all costs. A former Marine's open letter provides a window into the heated debate taking place.

Ten gun bills on Congress's first day
The Hill's Floor Action
The Hill, Jan. 4, 2012 -- Members of the 113th Congress introduced 10 bills on Thursday relating to gun violence, most of which came from Democrats seeking new restrictions on gun ownership.

Company targeting police, bounty hunters with safer ammo
Fox News, Jan. 2, 2013 -- BOISE, Idaho - Executives with a Boise-based company are poised to begin marketing a new type of ammunition specifically for law enforcement teams and designed to avoid causing serious or fatal injuries to their targets and bystanders.

After Connecticut school shooting, a new Wyoming gun rush
Star Tribune, Dec. 30, 2012 -- The rush started the day after Adam Lanza shot down 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14, then killed himself.

Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Dec. 30, 2012 -- President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his "full weight" behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.

Military Arms Channel: Assault Rifle vs. Sporting Rifle
YouTube: VIDEO, Dec. 30, 2012 -- Plain and Simple, Assault Rifle vs. Sporting Rifle

Mortgages, guns among new-law topics
San Francisco Gate, Dec. 30, 2012 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Homeowners will have increased protections from foreclosure under some of the hundreds of state laws taking effect with the new year.

Oklahoma City gun retailers report surge in sales
NewsOK.com, Dec. 28, 2012 -- The number of people buying guns, particularly military-style AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, is higher now than it's ever been, Oklahoma City store owners say.

Pols from at least 11 states back NRA plan with their own guns-in-schools proposals
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, for one, said the country's reaction to the Sandy Hook massacre should mimic the response to the 9/11 attacks, when the FAA decided to allow airline pilots to carry weapons.
NY Daily News, Dec. 27, 2012 -- The National Rifle Association has been taking heat over its pro-gun response to the Sandy Hook massacre, but some pols are applauding the powerful lobby's plea for armed guards in schools - and are trying to do something about it.

States, cities mulling own assault-weapon bans, amid doubt over federal action
Fox News, Dec. 27, 2012 -- Washington - While Congress prepares to debate renewing the federal assault-weapons ban, several states and cities already are pursuing bans of their own in the wake of high-profile mass shootings this year.

Gallup poll finds 54 percent hold favorable opinion of NRA
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Dec. 27, 2012 -- A new Gallup poll finds a majority hold a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The USA Today/Gallup Poll released Thursday found 54 percent of those surveyed say they have a favorable opinion of the gun organization while 38 percent have an unfavorable view.

Poll: Most back tighter gun laws but oppose assault weapons ban
The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Dec. 27, 2012 -- A new poll shows the public generally in favor of stricter gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. mass shooting, but opposing many specific measures including a ban on assault weapons.

Joyce Lee Malcolm: Two Cautionary Tales of Gun Control
After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime had doubled.
Wall Street Journal, Dec. 26, 2012 -- Americans are determined that massacres such as happened in Newtown, Conn., never happen again. But how? Many advocate more effective treatment of mentally-ill people or armed protection in so-called gun-free zones. Many others demand stricter control of firearms.

Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture Marketing Link
The New York Times, Dec. 25, 2012 -- (May be subject to NYTimes subscription policy.) As Electronic Arts prepared to market Medal of Honor Warfighter, the latest version of its top-selling video game released in October, it created a Web site that promoted the manufacturers of the guns, knives and combat-style gear depicted in the game.

Blog: People are Buying Guns and Ammunition for a Reason
American Thinker, Dec. 24, 2012 -- It's 2:00 a.m. You are at home in your bed sound asleep. Your wife is sleeping beside you, and your children are asleep in their rooms down the hall.

Byron York: Journalists rush to take sides in gun debate
WashingtonExaminer.com, Dec . 24, 2012 -- Should journalists be advocates for tougher gun control measures? It's a question worth asking as more and more reporters, commentators, and TV anchors are openly promoting stringent gun policies in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Gun Makers Based in Connecticut Form a Potent Lobby
The New York Times, Dec. 23, 2012 -- Gun owners packed a hearing room in the Connecticut capital, vowing to oppose a bill that would require new markers on guns so that they are easier to trace.

Sales of kids' bulletproof backpacks soar
The Washington Post, Dec. 23, 3023 -- Elmar Uy thought his software was acting up when he first saw the huge jump in sales of bulletproof backpacks last Friday. He checked the figures and discovered the Web site's traffic had jumped tenfold.

David Kopel: Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2012 -- Has the rate of random mass shootings in the United States increased? Over the past 30 years, the answer is definitely yes. It is also true that the total U.S. homicide rate has fallen by over half since 1980, and the gun homicide rate has fallen along with it. Today, Americans are safer from violent crime, including gun homicide, than they have been at any time since the mid-1960s.

Guns and the Decline of the Young Man
The New York Times, Dec. 17, 2012 -- Adam Lanza was a young man. Jacob Roberts was a young man. James Holmes is a young man. Seung-Hui Cho was a young man. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were young men.

NBC News Gives Obama Advice: How to Outmaneuver 2nd Amendment Advocates
Breitbart, Dec. 17, 2012 -- As we learned during the election, Barack Obama can always count on NBC News to help him navigate his way to whatever victory he seeks. This morning, NBC's First Read -- written by Chuck Todd and others -- is all within the context of winning the argument over the passage of laws that would restrict the law-abiding from purchasing the ability to defend themselves -- in other words, having access to guns.

The Freedom of an Armed Society -
Opinionator: The New York Times, Dec. 17, 2012 -- The night of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., I was in the car with my wife and children, working out details for our eldest son's 12th birthday the following Sunday - convening a group of friends at a showing of the film "The Hobbit." The memory of the Aurora movie theatre massacre was fresh in his mind, so he was concerned that it not be a late night showing. At that moment, like so many families, my wife and I were weighing whether to turn on the radio and expose our children to coverage of the school shootings in Connecticut. We did. The car was silent in the face of the flood of gory details. When the story was over, there was a long thoughtful pause in the back of the car. Then my eldest son asked if he could be homeschooled.

Twelve facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States
Washtington Post, Dec. 14, 2012 -- When we first collected much of this data, it was after the Aurora, Colo. shootings, and the air was thick with calls to avoid "politicizing" the tragedy. That is code, essentially, for "don't talk about reforming our gun control laws."

Smartphones, Tablets, the Cloud and Guns - All Growth Markets
Forbes, Dec. 13, 2012 -- When most investor think of growth markets they tends to think along the lines of technology. It can take many forms - smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets but also in services like the cloud or as some refer to it cloud computing. It's true that demand for those devices is growing rapidly, but there are other markets that are growing.
One way to uncover a potential growth market is to identify pain points. One such pain point as we continue to transition from the analog world and increasingly into the digital one is security.

Florida nears 1 million permits for concealed weapons
Reuters, Dec. 12, 2012 -- The number of active concealed weapons licenses in Florida, already home to more owners of such registered weapons than any other U.S. state, is expected to reach the 1 million mark next week, a state official said on Wednesday.

Federal appeals court tosses state ban on carrying concealed weapons
Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 12, 2012 -- SPRINGFIELD - In a huge win for gun-rights groups, a divided federal appeals court in Chicago Tuesday tossed the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons and gave Illinois' Legislature 180 days to craft a law legalizing concealed carry.

NFL players: Three out of four own guns
USA Today, Dec. 7, 2012 -- NFL players say they need to own guns for protection, and that hasn't changed despite the Jovan Belcher shootings.

Californians buying guns at record rate
The Orange County Register, Dec. 6, 2012 -- As of November, the FBI has run 981,798 background checks related to guns in California for 2012, already beating out totals for other years.

Report: NRA shoots blanks this election
The Hill's Ballot Box, Dec. 5, 2012 -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) all but struck out this election in its quest to build a Congress more favorable to gun rights, according to a new nonpartisan report.

Change on veterans' gun rights lights fire
Washington Times, Dec. 4, 2012 -- A major defense-spending bill hit an unexpected bump on its journey through the U.S. Senate over an amendment on veterans' gun rights, which devolved into a heated floor debate and foreshadows a potential battle over Democrats' vows to tweak the filibuster rules in the clubby, traditionally collegial body.

Bob Costas gun control speech: Twitter takes aim at Costas gun riff
POLITICO.com, Dec. 3, 2012 -- Herman Cain, Ted Nugent and Michelle Malking were among a wave of conservatives who sacked NBC broadcaster Bob Costas on Twitter on Monday after he offered support for gun control on a "Sunday Night Football" halftime segment on the broadcast of the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game.

Guns, Women, and How We Protect Ourselves From Violence
TexasSparkle, Dec. 3, 2012 -- As you probably know by now, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher used a gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and himself, leaving behind a 3 month old daughter. Anti gun advocates are always quick to jump on these kind of tragedies to make their case against gun ownership. Bob Costa took time at the halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys game last night to pontificate using the same boring nonsensical arguments, the most ridiculous being that if guns were just restricted, and if Jovan had not had a gun that morning, he and his girlfriend would still be alive. A completely absurd notion.
People who want to kill other people rarely obey gun laws. See the city of Washington D.C. or the city of Chicago. Strict gun laws only keep guns from law abiding citizens.

Gun market to remain strong
Fears of Obama-led ban drive post-Thanksgiving sales
The Asheville Citizen-Times, Nov. 30, 2012 -- Gun sales are likely to remain strong and ammunition prices high next year as President Barack Obama starts his second term, retailers and firearm advocates day.

Wyoming lawmakers consider silencers on hunting guns
Star Tribune, Nov. 30, 2012 -- CHEYENNE - Wyoming lawmakers will decide in coming months whether to follow a growing national trend and allow the use of silencers on hunting guns.

Record Guns Sales Cause Brief FBI Background Check Problems
ABC News, Nov. 28, 2012 -- Shopping malls weren't the only places receiving an influx of shoppers on Black Friday: According to the FBI, the day after Thanksgiving saw record gun sales, with 154,873 checks conducted, a 20 percent increase from last year. And all those calls caused two brief outages for the bureau's National Instant Check System (NICS), the background check required for most gun sales in the U.S.

Blog: Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms
The Moral Liberal
, Nov. 27, 2012 -- An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday.

Multiple gold-plated guns stolen from Mission Viejo home
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 24, 2012 -- Several gold-plated guns were among more than $200,000 in goods missing from a home in Mission Viejo that was burglarized the day before Thanksgiving, authorities said Friday.

Heather Yakin: Burglaries big factor in overall gun thefts
Times Herald-Record Online, Nov. 24, 2012 -- There's good news and bad news in a Department of Justice report issued this month on guns stolen during residential burglaries and other property crimes.

SAF Launches 'Gun Owners Against Illegal Mayors' Project
The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 20, 2012 -- BELLEVUE, Wash., -- Inviting Americans to "Meet the Mayors" who have been involved in the anti-gun-rights Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Second Amendment Foundation is launching a campaign in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet that exposes the criminal and ethical wrongdoings of many members of that organization.

Kan. conceal carry holders commit few gun crimes
SFGate, Nov. 19, 2012 -- WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Few Kansans who hold a concealed-carry gun permit have been charged with a firearm-related crime, statistics show.

Gun Store: Obama Voters Not Welcome
FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes, Nov. 17, 2012 -- The owner of an Arizona gun store said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for President Obama because “you have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

Kriss and Tell: Why Gun Brand Went All In With Paula Broadwell as Firearm Model
Brand Channel, Nov. 13, 2012 -- Where Can I Get One? No, Not a Homewrecker, but a KRISS .45. "Video Featuring Petraeus' Lover Broadwell"

Kessler: FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation
Newsmax, Nov. 9, 2012 -- Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. - The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election. Now we know why Benghazi was an issue to which Obama didn't want to respond.

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters On Petraeus: "Timing Is Just Too Perfect"
RealClearPolitics, Nov. 9, 2012 -- LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now it's purely coincidence that this affair -- extra-marital affair -- surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled.

Gun sales soar after President Obama's re-election; similar spike seen in 2008
2 Works for You, Nov. 8,2012 -- OKLAHOMA CITY - Sporting goods stores in the Sooner state are seeing a spike in gun sales following President Barack Obama's re-election.

Blog: The First Cabela's to Close
American Thinker, Nov. 4, 2012 -- Cabela's is self-described as the "World's foremost outfitter", and one look at any of their stores would add an exclamation point to that claim. But the store in Cook County Illinois is different; proof that while government may not be able to create jobs or improve an economy, it is more than capable of killing businesses and jobs.

Chicago: First US Gun Tax 'Will Stem Carnage'
Sky News, Nov. 3, 2012 -- There are hopes a levy will reduce attacks in the President's adopted city, although he has been largely silent on gun control.

Oklahoma City gun owners exercise their new rights
NewsOK, Nov. 1, 2012 -- (VIDEO) Over sodas and early morning fare, gun activists come packing to discuss self-defense and constitutional rights.

Chicago's Cook County drops bullet tax, keeps gun levy
Yahoo! News Canada, Oct. 31, 2012 -- CHICAGO (Reuters) - The senior executive of the county that includes Chicago dropped a proposed tax on bullets on Wednesday but kept a plan to tax firearms to help defray healthcare expenses associated with the high rate of gun violence.

Gun seizures at border crossings on the rise
Calgary Herald, Oct. 30, 2012 -- OTTAWA - Less than two weeks after a border guard was shot by an American at a British Columbia crossing, new figures suggest guns - particularly restricted and prohibited ones - are a growing problem for customs officials in the Pacific region.

Michigan libraries can't ban guns, court of appeals rule
Michigan news, Detroit Free Press, Oct. 26, 2012 -- LANSING - Though it said the idea of people openly carrying weapons into libraries is "alarming," libraries can't ban weapons, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled today.

New 'One-Shot' Rifle Sight Could Make Snipers Deadlier Than Ever
Business Insider, Oct. 24, 2012 -- Snipers are already one of the more deadly anti-personnel assets the U.S. military has, but somehow, they're going to get deadlier

What President Obama Says He'll Do To Your Gun Rights
Forbes, Oct. 24, 2012 -- During the second presidential debate a participant, Nina Gonzalez, asked President Barack Obama, "President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?"

Open revolt on open carry? Overland Park to reconsider gun law (poll)
KansasCity, Oct. 24, 2012 -- Overland Park may not be the Wild West of casually holstered six-shooters after all.

'Castle' Law at Issue After Fatal Montana Shooting
NYTimes, Oct. 24, 2012 -- Kalispell, Mont. - The last mistake Dan Fredenberg made was getting killed in another man's garage.

Va. has most registered machine guns in US
SFGate, Oct. 22, 2012 -- ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Virginia leads the nation in the number of legally owned machine guns that are fully automatic, according to federal figures.

Winnebago County gun activists aim to buck state law on concealed weapons
Chicago Tribune, Oct. 18, 2012 -- ROCKFORD - In the only state that doesn't let its residents walk around with concealed firearms, a northwest Illinois county could become the testing ground for gun enthusiasts who want a clean sweep for their Second Amendment rights.

MILLER: Obama's big gun slip
Washington Times, Oct. 17, 2012 -- President Obama is in a fix over firearms. He needs to win undecided voters in the swing states to be re-elected, but these areas are largely pro-gun. So after years of trying to dodge the issue, Mr. Obama let it slip in Tuesday's presidential debate that he'd push a gun ban in a second term. It's a revelation that could sway the election.

Obama hints at handgun restrictions too
Washington Examiner, Oct. 17, 2012 -- The National Rifle Association, jumping on President Obama's new and firm support for a Clinton-style assault weapons ban, is stepping up its attack on the president in Ohio, Virginia, Florida and Wisconsin with a new "we told you so" theme.

Romney Says No to Gun Control
Politics/Gather, Oct. 13, 2012 -- Soon-to-be president Mitt Romney has finally come out making statements on his opposition to any type of new gun control measures. In a speech touching on a number of subjects from healthcare to taxes, Romney stated that he did not believe that America needed any new laws restricting the Second Amendment rights of Americans.

Cook County considers 'violence tax' on guns and ammo
U.S. News, Oct. 9, 2012 -- A proposed new tax in Cook County, Ill., home of violence-plagued Chicago, takes aim at guns, and gun rights activists aren't happy about it.

Local interview with Paul Ryan cut off after 'strange' question about guns and taxes
NY Daily News, Oct. 9, 2012 -- "When you do nearly 200 interviews in a couple months, eventually you're going to see a local reporter embarrass himself," a Ryan spokesman said.

Six Big Reasons Gun Owners Should Vote Like Rights Are At Stake
Forbes, Oct. 9, 2012 -- Think it's alright to relax now? After all, didn't a record number of people purchase firearms just before the 2008 presidential election anticipating a worst-case gun control scenario that never materialized?

Appeals court rules suit against gun industry can proceed
The Buffalo News, Oct. 8, 2012 -- Danny "Bud" Williams, the Buffalo man shot while playing basketball in front of his house nine years ago, can sue the gun industry, an appeals courts has ruled.

Court rules N.Y. shooting victim can sue gun maker, distributor
Chicago Tribune, Oct. 5, 2012 -- ALBANY, New York (Reuters) - A Buffalo man who was shot nearly a decade ago can sue the manufacturer, the distributor and the dealer of the semi-automatic pistol used to shoot him, a New York state appeals court ruled on Friday.

Univision Finds More Weapons Linked to Fast & Furious
Breitbart, Oct. 1, 2012 -- The ATF's Operation Fast and Furious allowed over 2,000 guns to walk into the hands of already dangerous Mexican drug cartels. The agency made no attempt to interdict them. People used the guns to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian and hundreds of Mexican citizens.

Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers
The Daily Caller, Oct. 1, 2012 -- The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border.
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Paul Ryan: Eric Holder must go over Fast and Furious
The Daily Caller, Sept. 30, 2012 -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan agrees with presidential candidate Mitt Romney's call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign, or for President Barack Obama to fire him, over Operation Fast and Furious, a Ryan spokesman told The Daily Caller.

State adopts wider law on guns
LA Times, Sept. 29, 2012 -- SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday outlawing the open carrying of rifles and shotguns in cities across California.

Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico
Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 29, 2012 -- Sunday evening, Univision airs an investigative report on how the botched 'Fast and Furious' program resulted in a deadly toll in Mexico when US authorities allowed guns to 'walk' across the border.

Univision finds more Fast and Furious headlines as victims
The Daily Caller, Sept. 29, 2012 -- Spanish-language television network Univision plans to air a television special that it said reveals more violence than previously known, as well as the stories of how many more Operation Fast and Furious victims were killed, the network announced in a Friday release.

Paul Ryan supporters post images of their gun-shooting kids on Twitter
SF Gate: The Mommy Files, Sept. 27, 2012 -- Yesterday, while campaigning in Ohio, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made a pit stop at Outdoor World to buy his 10-year-old daughter some camouflage clothing. We’re not talking about a trendy camo mini skirt. Ryan spent $101.14 on a hunting jacket and a pair of gloves for Liza to wear on her first deer-hunting trip.

#gunvote: Where Do Your Candidates Stand? (Video)
You Tube, Sept. 20, 2012 -- The usual suspects are at it again. It's disappointing but it's a fact. When tragedy strikes, there will always be politicians who leap to exploit it. They're pushing for new restrictions on ammunition sales, ammunition magazines, and millions of commonly-owned guns.

Furious folly: Report finds fault in ATF 'gun-walking' debacle
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 24, 2012 -- The scheme run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track the movement of guns from their sale in the United States into the hands of Mexican drug dealers was every bit as misguided and mismanaged as it seemed. The best report the nation is likely to see on the scandal confirms this view.

D.C. will revisit gun law for outsiders
The Washington Times, Sept. 23, 2012 -- A bill that would decriminalize gun and ammunition possession charges for some legal firearms owners from outside the city caught traveling through the District with their weapons goes before a D.C. Council committee Monday, a potential change to the law that comes too late for one Capitol Heights man.

Debate on concealed weapons at college campuses heats up at Georgia Tech
Fox News, Sept. 22, 2012 -- For the past two years, dozens of states have debated allowing college students to carry concealed weapons on campus. The issue is heating up in the Peach State where Georgia Tech students say an uptick of campus violence, has made them uneasy. Some want the right to carry concealed weapons on campus.

University Is Uneasy as Court Ruling Allows Guns on Campus
New York Times, Sept. 22, 2012 -- BOULDER, Colo. - During her 19 years teaching English at the University of Colorado Boulder, Karen Jacobs never gave much thought to whether one of her students was carrying a gun.

A federal gun-trafficking fiasco
From Fast and Furious to blame and consequences
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 21, 2012 -- Given the toxic atmosphere in the nation's capital, no one could know whether official Washington would provide a nonpolitical, down-the-middle accounting of the spectacularly botched Department of Justice gun-trafficking sting known as Operation Fast and Furious. Given the toxic atmosphere in the nation's capital, no one could know whether official Washington would provide a nonpolitical, down-the-middle accounting of the spectacularly botched Department of Justice gun-trafficking sting known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Obama slammed on Fast and Furious on Univision [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller, Sept. 20, 2012 -- Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday.

Issue of Gun Control Between Obama and Romney
Rocky Mountain Collegian, Sept. 19, 2012 -- Background: Gun issues were once again pulled to the forefront in Colorado with the summer Aurora movie theater shooting.

Letter: Obama's re-election could shift court on gun rights
Florida Today, Sept. 19, 2012 -- National Rifle Association (NRA) members know of the following possibility, and all gun owners need to be made aware of it

ATK Defense touts ammo production
UPI.com, Sept. 17, 2012 -- ARLINGTON, Va., -- Ammunition supplier ATK Defense reports a production milestone for the U.S. Army - the manufacture of 2 billion 7.62mm rounds.

Gun Sales Hinge on Obama Re-Election
The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 14, 2012 -- As Cabela's Inc. prepares the selection of guns it will sell for the holiday season and winter hunting, the outdoor-gear retailer has two plans: one if President Barack Obama is re-elected, and one if he isn't.

Medellin Cartel Gets Fast and Furious Guns
Fox News Latino, Sept. 11, 2012 -- Guns walked in the ATF operations "Castaway" and "Fast and Furious" have found their way to drug dealers in Colombia's second-largest city, according to Colombian daily El Tiempo.

Did Colorado shooter single out Cinemark theater because it banned guns
Fox News, Sept. 10, 2012 -- With 12 dead and 58 wounded, the July 20th shooting at the Cinemark Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado was sure to result in a lawsuit. On Friday, the first suit was announced, claiming Cinemark has "primary responsibility." The theater did have responsibility for the attack, but not for the reasons that the lawyers bringing the case think.

Second arrest in "Fast and Furious" killing
CBS News, Sept. 8, 2012 -- (AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Widow turns tragedy into a cause for gun rights
USA Today, Sept. 8, 2012, -- NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Clutching a .38-caliber revolver stashed in her sparkly blue purse makes 36-year-old Nikki Goeser feel more secure when walking to her car at night.

Gun Sales Surge: An Obama Bounce?
US Business News-CNBC, Sept. 8, 2012 -- The gun business is booming. The question is, why? Smith & Wesson stock Friday was zooming, thanks to a stellar earnings report. The firearms maker also boosted its outlook for the rest of the year. Because of the strong business, its backlog of orders more than doubled from the same quarter last year, the company is concentrating on boosting production and building inventory.

GHEI: ATF's latest gun grab
Washington Times, Sept. 6, 2012 -- The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to "seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses." That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.

Smith & Wesson raises full-year forecast, shares jump
Reuters, Sept. 6, 2012 -- Gunmaker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC.O) raised its full-year sales forecast as it expects to continue tapping into the growing demand for guns in the United States and boosting production capacity.

Farm tenant arrested after burglars shot was 'plagued by break-ins'
The Telegraph, Sept. 3, 2012 -- A farm tenant and his wife who were arrested after two suspected burglars were shot at their isolated home had been the victims of a number of robberies.

Dem platform calls for gun reforms, but advocates pan language as timid
TheHill, Sept. 2, 2012 -- The Democrats' approach to gun reform is far too timid and needs a boost of courage to be effective, some leading gun-reformers are charging.

Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt
Fox News, Aug. 28, 2012 -- Two venerable American gun manufacturers - Remington and Colt - could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology.

GOP set to OK most pro-gun platform ever
Washington Examiner, Aug. 27, 2012 -- TAMPA, Fla. - Delegates to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday will approve the most pro-gun platform ever, staking out support for national concealed carry reciprocity and opposing domestic restrictions on ammunition and United Nations interference in gun sales.

Police Dilemma Over Gun Rules
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 24, 2012 -- A gunman walking the street near the Empire State Building Friday presented New York City police officers with a harrowing question for the second time in less than two weeks: Confronted by an armed suspect on a crowded Midtown street, should they open fire when bystanders are so close?

Gun sales in California may reach record high this year
Contra Costa Times, Aug. 24, 2012 -- Though gun sales may reach a record high in California this year, gun shops and ranges say that shootings like the one that occurred Friday at the Empire State Building typically have little effect on their business.

What The Left Won't Tell You About The Boom In U.S. Gun Sales
Forbes, Aug. 23, 2012 -- As gun sales surged in early 2009 the going joke among employees of gun manufacturers was that President Barack Obama was the “greatest gun salesman of all time.” The trouble with this backhanded complement, however, is Left-leaning news outlets have since used it to avoid something that really scares them.

MILLER: Gun training
The Washington Times, Aug. 22, 2012 -- Illinois is the only state in the country that denies all rights to carry arms. When I arrived there this week, however, I felt like I was free compared to the District. To get better at shooting, I took a ladies self-defense training course taught by Rob Pincus at the Winchester Ammunition in the Prairie State. 

Temple massacre has some Sikhs mulling gun ownership
Fox News, Aug. 21, 2012 -- The Sikh temple massacre prompted calls for stricter gun control, but some members of the India-based faith -- who carry ceremonial knives -- are considering taking up firearms in light of the tragedy.

Town Hall: CU gun rule may endanger students (poll)
The Gazette, Aug. 20, 2012 -- Nearly all modern massacres have occurred in “gun-free” zones. It is likely that gun-free zones attract homicidal maniacs, who want the highest death tolls possible before they are stopped. If guns aren’t allowed, no one is likely to shoot back. It is hard to imagine that mere coincidence explains the common thread of “gun-free” rules at massacre locations, such as Columbine High School, Aurora’s Century 16 Theater and Virginia Tech. It seems like common sense that “no gun” signs ensure predators of soft, defenseless targets.

Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow-point ammo purchases
Fox News,
Aug. 17, 2012 -- Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets.

CU to segregate dorms for students with concealed carry permits
Denver Post, Aug. 16, 2012 -- The University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are amending their student housing contracts, segregating students who possess a valid concealed weapons carry permit.

Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets
CNSNews.com, Aug. 16, 2012 -- The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets.

Most don't want guns in churches, poll shows
The Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 16, 2012 -- After the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., and a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., Americans are divided on gun control, and within certain religious groups, attitudes are far from ambivalent.

Social Security Administration To Purchase 174 Thousand Rounds Of Hollow Point Bullets
Preparing for civil unrest? Ammunition to be delivered to 41 locations across U.S.
Alex Jones' Infowar.com, Aug. 15, 2012 -- First it was the Department of Homeland Security, then it was the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration is set to purchase 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets that will be delivered to 41 locations across the country.

2nd Amendment Spike: nation sees upswing in gun, ammo sales
Tri-Parish Times, Aug. 15, 2012 -- It’s a question that inevitably crosses millions of minds every day, but in the wake of the tragedies in Aurora, Colo., and Milwaukee, Wis., the what ifs in recent weeks have revolved around firearms, ammunition and the laws that surround them from state to state.

More federal agencies buy multithousands of rounds of ammo
Examiner, Aug. 16, 2012 -- A news report today indicates that the Social Security Administration has purchased 174,000 rounds of ammunition, adding the agency to a growing list of federal agencies that have purchased multithousands of rounds of ammo over the last six months.

The Law - And Reality - Of Gun Access
NPR, Aug. 15, 2012 -- Timothy Courtois' family had been worried about him for weeks. They repeatedly told police in Biddeford, Maine, that the 49-year-old was off his meds for bipolar disorder. And police were also told he had guns. But still, because he wasn't doing anything that rose to the legal definition of imminent threat, police said their hands were tied.

A Kalashnikov Factory in Russia Survives on Sales to U.S. Gun Owners
The New York Times, Aug. 14, 2012 -- IZHEVSK, Russia — The nickname of this town, home of the factory that makes Kalashnikov rifles, is the “Armory of Russia.” Over the years, it has armed a good number of other countries, too, as the lathes and presses of the Izhevsk Machine Works clanged around the clock to forge AK-47s and similar guns for insurgents and armies around the world.

Brady Campaign wants gun discussion at debate
Politico, Aug. 13, 2012 -- The pro-gun control Brady Campaign is out with a new letter, asking presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer to press both President Obama and Mitt Romney on gun control.

Darrell Issa and House Committee Files Civil Lawsuit Against Eric Holder Over Fast and Furious Documents
The Blaze, Aug. 13, 2012 -- On Monday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee filed a 41-page civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder, arguing that the Obama administration is required by law to turn over the subpoenaed documents that relate to Operation "Fast and Furious."

GOP sues to force Obama compliance on Fast and Furious
The Washington Times, Aug. 13, 2012 -- House Republicans on Monday asked the federal courts to intervene and force the Obama administration to turn over documents from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, escalating what had been a simmering constitutional crisis.

Gun store owner to stop giving range users' names to police
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Aug. 13, 2012 -- For nearly three years, the owners at  Brew City Shooters Supply -- formerly known as Badger Guns -- were turning over the names of everyone who used the shooting range to West Milwaukee police.

Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday
Roll Call, Aug. 12, 2012 -- House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation.

Gun control creates victims
Washington Times, Aug. 9, 2012 -- The nation has witnessed two very high-profile shootings in recent weeks — one at a Colorado theater and another at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Kansas women's interest in guns shoots up
The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 9, 2012 -- WICHITA, Kan. -- Becky Blackburn and Kristie Wichert have never shot a gun before. But on a Thursday evening, they were sitting in a classroom at Bullseye Shooting Range in Wichita with four other women to learn how to shoot handguns.

Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, Democratic U.S. Reps., Lead The Way Toward Tighter Gun Control After Aurora Shooting
Huff Post Denver
, Aug. 8, 2012 -- While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation.

Sikh temple shooting: Gun shop owner says Wade Page seemed normal
Los Angeles Times, Aug. 7, 2012 -- OAK CREEK, Wis. -- Wade Michael Page, the man investigators say killed six people and critically wounded three others at a Sikh temple Sunday before dying in a shootout with police, did not appear dangerous when he bought a handgun at a shop last month, the shop owner says.

Gun-safety class attendance surges
USA Today, Aug. 7, 2012 -- A surge in gun-safety classes is occurring as states relax laws regarding carrying guns.

Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington
WNYC, Aug. 6, 2012 -- If you're fighting for workers' rights or to strengthen sensible gun laws, you might not feel at home on Capitol Hill. Which is why more and more progressive advocates are taking their fights local - pushing city and state governments to take action on progressive legislation where DC can't or won't. And like their conservative counterparts who have employed this strategy for decades, liberal advocates may soon see real progress.

Gov. Quinn stands up to People of the Gun
Chicago Sun-Times, Aug. 6, 2012 -- Last week, I lamented the lack of leadership on gun control. Even after last month’s movie theater horror in Aurora, Colo., the politicians are still cowering and quivering.

Sen. Michael Gianaris Prepares Gun Control Package
New York Daily News, Aug. 6, 2012 -- Here is the lead item from my "Albany Insider" column this week: State Sen. Michael Gianaris points to recent gun violence in New York City, not to mention the Colorado massacre, as he crafts a package of bills to give New York the country’s toughest gun laws.

Gun-toting girls a surefire winner
Yahoo! Sports, Aug. 5, 2012 -- Scantily clad girls with guns. There's no more surefire winner to promote a sport struggling to grab airtime and attention. For a hint on tactics that work, look no further than beach volleyball.

5 things gun owners want you to know
CNN.com, Aug. 4, 2012 -- Guns are an American pastime. A way to feed a family. A way to protect a family. A way of life.

California Jewelry Store Owner Fires Back at Armed Robbers
ABC News, Aug. 2, 2012 -- On Wednesday, five masked men poured into a jewelry store in a strip mall in Garden Grove, Calif., expecting to carry out  a simple smash and grab robbery. But within less than a minute, they discovered they were no match for the store’s owner, a gray-haired woman whose finger seems quite comfortable on the trigger.

Senate blocks Cybersecurity Act
ZDNet, Aug. 2, 2012 -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted against moving forward on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, ending the bill's chances at final passage. The final blow came despite U.S. President Barack Obama's statements saying the legislation would help the U.S. fight "the cyber threat to our nation," which he called "one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face."

Grandmothers: Armed and Unafraid
News Channel 5 wptv.com, Aug. 1, 2012 -- LAKE PARK, Fla. - Armed and unafraid, senior women are fired up about owning a gun. For 69-year-old Linda Lathrop that's a complete 180.

Gun ruling may become a model for the nation
USA Today, Aug. 1, 2012 -- Wilmington, Del. -- In a decision that may become a model for the nation, a federal judge here ruled that gun restrictions imposed by the Wilmington Housing Authority on its residents are constitutional.

Illinois governor enters gun debate by calling for assault weapon ban
Fox News, Aug. 1, 2012 -- Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to use veto powers to ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunitions clips, but he faces tough opposition from state lawmakers amid the renewed national debate on gun control.

Scathing GOP report on 'Fast and Furious' blames five ATF officials
The Hill, July 30, 2012 -- Republican investigators pinned the failures of “Operation Fast and Furious” on five officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in a scathing joint congressional draft report issued Monday evening.

Scalia: Guns May be Regulated - John Aloysius Farrell
National Journal, July 29, 2012 -- Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court's most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.

Colorado massacre: Gun-control talk fizzles -- and fast
Why are so many willing to back down when logic is on their side?
Star Tribune,
July 28, 2012 -- Talk about power: The gun lobby barely had to say a word before the media sent advocates of saner gun regulation shuffling off in defeat.

Gun sales point upward
Presidential election, arms treaty, self-defense all seen as possible factors
The Conway Daily Sun, July 28, 2012 -- CONCORD — A controversial presidential election and an arms treaty being debated at the U.N. have contributed to strong gun sales this year. There's some indication that the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. has spurred even more gun purchases in the Granite State.

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Fails On U.S. Opposition After False NRA Gun Rights Threat
Huffington Post, July 28, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- One week after the Aurora, Colo., mass murder brought gun-control back to the forefront of political discourse, the Obama administration found itself faced with its first test on the issue -- and blinked.

California Gun Sales On Pace To Set Record
Keyt.com, July 27, 2012 -- The economy may be lackluster and crime numbers down but Californians are on pace to buy a record number guns in 2012.

Obama calls for strengthening gun rules, Reid says no time for debate
Fox News, July 27, 2012 -- As President Obama added his voice to the push for stricter gun rules in the wake of the Colorado movie theater massacre, the suggestion made a prompt thud on Capitol Hill when the top Senate Democrat said he can't fit the gun control debate in the schedule

Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill
The Hill, July 26, 2012 -- Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers.

Disarming We the People - Charles C. W. Cooke
The question is not whether there will be guns, but who gets them.
National Review, July 25, 2012 -- When composing their unlettered overtures to disarmament, those who agitate for “gun control” tend to do three things. The first is to ask for a “national conversation,” the second is to ignore that such a conversation is already happening, and the third is to neglect that its interlocutors extend well beyond the halls of power and offices of K Street.

Obama pledges more action on guns
The Washington Post, July 25, 2012 -- NEW ORLEANS — President Obama promised Wednesday to lead a national discussion about gun control after the deadly mass shootings last week in Colorado, wading into the gun issue more extensively than at any other time in his presidency.

Opinion: Thank you, NRA - Rich Lowry
Politico, July 25, 2012 -- In America, we are supposed to like constitutional rights. One would think than an organization that vigilantly--and effectively--safeguards a constitutional right would be honored as a kind of national jewel.

NRA Muscle Chills Gun-Control Talk After Shootings
Bloomberg Businessweek, July 25, 2012 -- While tragedies like the mass murder in a Colorado movie theater once spurred congressional action to control guns, the reaction on Capitol Hill this time has been virtual silence.

A Way Out of the Gun Stalemate
The New York Times, July 24, 2012 -- THE national conversation about guns, since James E. Holmes shot 12 people to death and wounded 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., has been a dialogue of the deaf. Unless gun-control advocates and gun-rights supporters stop screaming at each other and look for common ground on how to deal with gun violence, the next massacre is only a matter of time.

Gun sales surging in wake of 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting
New York Post, July 25, 2012 -- DENVER — Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre as buyers express fears about both personal safety and anti-gun lawmakers who might use the shooting to seek new weapons restrictions.

Aurora theater shooting: Gun sales up since tragedy
Denver Post, July 23, 2012 -- Background checks for people wanting to buy guns in Colorado jumped more than 41 percent after Friday morning's shooting at an Aurora movie theater, and firearms instructors say they're also seeing increased interest in the training required for a concealed-carry permit.

Aurora's Arsenal, Explained: Feds Can't Track Stockpiled Guns
Wired, July 23, 2012 -- If you want to kill large numbers of people, you should seriously consider buying a handgun or assault rifle. As the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado demonstrated, chances are federal law enforcement and homeland security and counterterrorism agents won’t see you amassing an arsenal of assault rifles, handguns and ammunition.

James Holmes, Aurora Shooting Suspect, Used Internet For Arsenal
Huffington Post, July 23, 2012 -- DENVER -- In a world where Amazon can track your next book purchase and you must register to buy allergy medicine, James Holmes spent months stockpiling thousands of bullets and head-to-toe ballistic gear without raising any red flags with authorities.

Opinion: NRA is real winner on gun laws - Bill Schneider
Politico, July 23, 2012 -- Nothing will happen. That seems to be the consensus among policy experts after the senseless tragedy inAurora, Colo., last week.

Demographics Change Among Gun Training Classes
KREX News Channel 5, July 21, 2012 -- GRAND JUNCTION, COLO.- It's not just men learning to protect themselves, kids and women are coming out in numbers to learn defensive tactics as well. Children that have family members in the military went through their own training today as a part of a Family Systems Program with the Colorado National Guard. The kids learned everything from CPR to night vision, to rope climbing and gun training. Amy Nolan, an Army Reserve Officer, brought her two boys to the event.

Colorado shooting unlikely to spur changes in gun laws
Reuters, July 21, 2012 -- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a member of a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but when he issued a statement expressing shock and horror on Friday after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, he had nothing to say about gun control.

Lawmakers: 'Ominous' video a warning to ATF whistle-blowers after 'Furious'
Fox News, July 19, 2012 -- The head of ATF recently warned employees that they will face "consequences" if they don't "respect the chain of command," in what Republican lawmakers are decrying as an "ominous message" meant to frighten would-be whistle-blowers in the wake of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. 

Why gun lovers still fear President Obama - Darren Samuelsohn
Politico, July 19, 2012 -- President Barack Obama hasn't done much of anything to curb Americans' gun rights. Despite his 2008 campaign pledges, he hasn't pushed to reinstate the assault weapons ban. And he hasn't tried to force background checks on people who buy firearms from unlicensed dealers at gun shows.

UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports
Fox News, July 18, 2012 -- Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret.

UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports
Fox News, July 18, 2012 -- Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret.

A sneaky way to control guns
New York Daily News, July 18, 2012 -- Gun-control advocates and the Obama administration are rushing to complete negotiations in New York on a proposed international agreement called the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Florida customer shoots suspects during Internet cafe robbery
Fox News, July 18, 2012 -- Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the suspects.

City gun sellers provide valuable service to citizens
Journal Sentinel Online, July 17, 2012 -- On Nov. 1, 2011, Wisconsin's concealed carry law went into affect. Since then, nearly 130,000 law-abiding Wisconsin residents have applied for and received their concealed carry licenses from the State of Wisconsin. Law-abiding citizens from all walks of life, every age, race, gender, political party and demographic now exercise their right to carry for self-protection.

Articles: Taking Down the Second Amendment: The Connection between Fast and Furious and the Trayvon Martin Case
American Thinker, July 15, 2012 -- Very soon after his inauguration, Barack Obama decided to move ahead with plans to use the horrific number of deaths in the Mexican drug wars as a pretext for new gun control laws.

Guns of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to be auctioned
USA Today, July 13, 2012 -- She kept a Colt .38-caliber revolver close, while he preferred a .45-caliber pistol from the same maker.

UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics
Fox News, July 11, 2012 -- A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations -- with Iran playing a key role -- could expose the records of America's gun owners to foreign governments -- and, critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global trial.

Opposition to UN arms treaty heats up
The Hill, July 2, 2012 -- Some 130 lawmakers sent President Obama a letter on Monday expressing their opposition to a pending arms trade treaty if it impinges on gun rights and U.S. sovereignty in any way.

Gun group takes 'junk' guns to Chicago for trade-in
The Sacramento Bee, July 1, 2012 -- CHICAGO - Last weekend, members of a downstate Illinois pro-gun group drove to Chicago, handed in about 60 weapons to the city's trade-in program and walked out with more than $6,200 in gift cards.

'One-gun-a-month' ended Va reputation as crime's arsenal; now gone, burden on instant checks
The Washington Post, July 1, 2012 -- RICHMOND, Va. — After 19 years, the one-handgun-a-month law that ended Virginia’s reputation as the East Coast arsenal for criminals has passed quietly into history.

Call it the Gunshine State: Florida ladies are packin' heat
Fox News, July 1, 2012 -- Debbie Torrence is a grandma, seamstress, and a gun owner."Once I learned how to shoot my gun, I got over my fear of a gun," she told Fox 13 News.

Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record
Roll Call, June 29, 2012 -- In the midst of a fiery floor debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.

Company wants to bring gun store to the Las Vegas Strip
KTNV 13 News, June 28, 2012 -- Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An Italian company could soon make it possible to purchase or shoot a gun on the Las Vegas Strip. Beretta hopes to open a store along other high-end retailers inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo. 

House holds Holder in contempt over 'Fast and Furious' documents
The Washington Times, June 28, 2012 -- The House on Thursday cited Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt of Congress in a historic vote weighted with political significance — though it does little to break the stalemate over his decision to withhold documents regarding the Justice Department’s actions in a botched gunwalking operation.

Holder contempt citation -- just remember that people died because of 'Fast and Furious'
Fox News, June 28, 2012 -- People died.  It is something to remember during today’s historic House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Never before has a sitting attorney general been held in contempt.  

Federal laws restrict the public's access to trace information on crime guns
The Oakland Tribune, June 27, 2012 -- The Oakland Police Department's ballistic testing lab is at the end of a hall on the sixth floor. You can count the number of technicians who work there on one hand. Or half a hand.

Issa Letter Hammers Obama on Operation 'Fast and Furious'
National Journal, June 26, 2012 -- The chairman of the House oversight committee investigating White House involvement in the botched “gun-walking” program that led to the 2010 death of U.S. Border Patrol agent accused President Obama on Monday of downplaying his involvement in the program or intentionally obstructing the Congress' inquiry. 

Issa acknowledges Fast and Furious whistleblower once proposed 'gunwalking'
Fox News, June 25, 2012 -- For the first time since Congress began investigating Operation Fast and Furious more than a year ago, a top lawmaker on Sunday publicly acknowledged another botched "gunwalking" investigation that was proposed and conducted by the Fast and Furious scandal's chief whistleblower.

Rep. Issa says no proof White House withheld info in 'Fast and Furious' inquiry
The Washington Post, June 25, 2012 -- There is no evidence that White House officials were involved in withholding information related to a congressional inquiry into the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Operation “Fast and Furious,” the Republican lawmaker leading the investigation said Sunday.

Locked and loaded in Rochester: Former gun makers starting their own company
Fosters Daily Democrat, June 25, 2012 -- ROCHESTER — A group of former Thompson Center Arms employees aim to bring firearm manufacturing back to Rochester, with a startup business LHR Sporting Arms, LLC.

Arms bill supporters fight claims US citizens will be robbed of guns
The Hill, June 24, 2012 -- Advocates of a pending arms trade treaty are billing it as a way to strengthen U.S. import/export laws as they seek to counter claims that it will rob citizens of their guns.

Phoenix boy, 14, shoots armed intruder while watching three younger siblings
Fox News, June 23, 2012 -- A 14-year-old Phoenix boy shot an intruder who broke into his home while brandishing a gun as the teenager watched his three younger siblings, police said.

White House says there's no cover-up on controversial gun-tracking operation
Springfield News-Leader, June 22, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- House Republican officals and Attorney General Eric Holder said they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

Boehner calls for 'gun-walking' documents
TwinCities.com, June 21, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner demanded Thursday, June 21, that the Obama administration give in and turn over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, insisting that's the only way to stop a House vote to hold the attorney general in contempt.

NRA to score Holder contempt vote
The Hill, June 20, 2012 -- The National Rifle Association (NRA) will score a House panel vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. 

Obama Claims Executive Privilege in Gun Case
House Panel’s Vote Steps Up Partisan Fight on Gun Inquiry
New York Times, June 20, 2012 -- WASHINGTON — A long-simmering fight between Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration sharply escalated on Wednesday, as a Congressional panel recommended that the House of Representatives cite Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for contempt and President Obama asserted executive privilege to shield Justice Department documents from disclosure.

Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law
Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2012 -- Chicago's firearm ordinance took another blow Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that the section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional.

NRA goes after Florida sheriffs candidates with survey
The Palm Beach Post, June 17, 2012 -- Tallahassee — It isn’t often that Florida sheriffs back down from a fight. But the National Rifle Association isn’t any ordinary combatant.

House wants more airline pilots to pack guns
Politico, June 15, 2012 -- Congress refuses to gut the one program the Transportation Safety Administration offered to minimize: pilots who pack guns.

Issa willing to postpone contempt vote against Holder pending release of more documents
Fox News, June 15, 2012 -- WASHINGTON –  Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday he is willing to postpone a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder if the Justice Department turns over additional records as promised in the congressional investigation of a flawed gun-smuggling probe on the Southwest border.

Holder to Comply in Part With Gun Inquiry Request
The New York Times, June 14, 2012 -- WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric. H. Holder Jr. said Thursday that he was willing to partially comply with a subpoena for documents from the Justice Department about a gun-trafficking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

Eric Holder Makes Offer on Some 'Fast and Furious' Documents
Roll Call, June 14, 2012 -- Attorney General Eric Holder today offered to produce a key category of internal Justice Department documents related to House Republicans’ “Fast and Furious” gun-walking probe and to negotiate the details with House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Texas man convicted in stand-your-ground case
USA Today, June 14, 2012 -- HOUSTON (AP) -- A retired Houston-area firefighter faces up to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder for gunning down his unarmed neightbor during a duspute over a noisy house party.

Scores of N.C. inmates 'innocent' of gun charges, yet still imprisoned
USA Today, June 14, 2012 -- ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. -- Terrell McCullum did not commit a federal crime by carrying a shotgun and a rifle out of is ex-girlfriend's house.

Method to Track Firearm Use is Stalled by Foes
New York Times, June 12, 2012 -- Identifying the firearm used in a crime is one of the biggest challenges for criminal investigators. But what if a shell casing picked up at a murder scene could immediately be tracked to the gun that fired it?

China announces 23 arrests in U.S. gun smuggling scheme involving special forces sergeant
The Washington Post, June 11, 2012 -- BEIJING — Chinese police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 23 people as part of a joint U.S.-Chinese investigation into a gun trafficking ring that smuggled dozens of firearms into the country.

Indiana legalizes shooting cops
RT, June 11, 2012 -- Hold onto your holsters, folks: shooting a cop dead is now legal in the state of Indiana.

Talks of changing Stand Your Ground could impact local gun sales
wptv.com (Florida), June 11, 2012 -- LAKE WORTH, Fla. - "They're either here to shoot or they're in the buying mode."

'Stand Your Ground' law under the microscope with task force meeting
News 13 (Florida), June 11, 2012 -- LONGWOOD -- If Florida's so-called Stand your Ground law is changed, the groundwork for those changes is set to begin Tuesday morning.

4 killed in Sacramento home attack
CBSNews.com, (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Authorities sought a motive Sunday after an assailant entered a Sacramento home and shot four people to death, police said. The suspect also was wounded and in critical condition.

PACKING HEAT: Stanislaus County gun permits rise sharply after 2010 pledge by sheriff
The Modesto Bee, June 10, 2012 -- When Ollie Usher heard Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson publicly pledge to be more generous with gun permits two years ago, he wasn't sure whether the election-season promise was a campaign stunt or a significant policy shift.

Holder and Rep. Issa Clash Again Over Fast and Furious
The New York Times, June 8, 2012 -- WASHINGTON — Representative Darrell Issa told Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday that he was “not a good witness” as the two clashed once again over the botched gun trafficking case known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Zombie Bullets In High Demand Following Flesh-Eating Attacks
CBS Detroit, June 7, 2012 -- Talk about zombies and a possible zombie apocalypse has increased due to recent gory accounts of drug-induced, flesh-eating attacks in the news.

Issa, Holder square off over Fast and Furious
The Washington Examiner, June 7, 2012 -- Republicans on Thursday stepped up pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to hand over documents related to the Justice Department's Fast and Furious "gun-walking" operation, peppering Holder with evidence leaked to the House committee by a mole inside Holder's department.

Holder Claims Emails Using Words 'Fast and Furious' Don't Refer to Operation Fast and Furious
CNSNews.com, June 7, 2012 -- Attorney General Eric Holder claimed during congressional testimony today that internal Justice Department emails that use the phrase “Fast and Furious” do not refer to the controversial gun-walking operation Fast and Furious.

Olympic swimmers in trouble again over gun photos
USA Today Sports, June 7, 2012 -- SYDNEY – Olympic swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk are in hot water again after being ordered to remove photos of themselves posing with guns from their social media sites.

Did White House know about Fast & Furious? 'I don't know,' Holder testifies
Fox News, June 7, 2012 -- Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to frustrate House GOP lawmakers Thursday when asked which high-ranking Obama administration officials knew about an ill-conceived tactic in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious weapons sting.

New law won't require license for concealed weapon in home, business
NKY.com, June 5, 2012 -- People won’t need a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon in their home or business that they own when a new law goes into effect July 12.

Video: Unique Holster For Women Designed In Oklahoma, Featured On CBS
News9.com, June 3, 2012 -- OKLAHOMA CITY -- Governor Mary Fallin signed the bill and soon, Oklahomans will be able to openly carry a firearm. But many gun owners will continue to conceal their guns, like Lisa Looper.

Court rules OKs gun shows at county fairgrounds
SF Gate, June 2, 2012 -- Alameda County's agreement to allow gun sales at the county fairgrounds in Pleasanton, with firearms tethered to display tables, won a federal appeals court's approval Friday, signaling an end to a 12-year lawsuit by gun-rights advocates.

Surviving the zombie apocalypse
Hickory Daily Record, June 2, 2012 -- How will you survive the zombie apocalypse? That’s the question Jack Simons will answer during his Zombie Survival course next week.

California sheriff's deputies accused of illegally selling weapons
Fox News, June 1, 2012 -- Federal prosecutors announced charges Friday against two Sacramento County sheriff's deputies accused of illegally selling dozens of weapons, some of which authorities say fell into the hands of criminals.

Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm
World Net Daily, June 1, 2012 -- Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.

Polk County homeowner shoots and kills intruder
Tampa Bay Online, May 28, 2012 -- WINTER HAVEN -- Twice in three years, William Cornwell has had to draw his gun to ward off strangers who broke into his home.

Gun dealer gets 5 years in prison in U.S.-Mexico gun case
Reuters, May 24, 2012 -- Gun dealer gets 5 years in prison in U.S.-Mexico gun case

Idaho town seeks to lure gun and ammo makers
CBS News, May 24, 2012 -- POTLATCH, Idaho — This small community in the forested, western foothills of the Rocky Mountains was created as a company town to house workers for the nation's largest white pine sawmill, and its tidy homes and straight, tree-lined streets are a testament to its planners.

Police make two arrests in Oklahoma City shooting after Thunder game
NewsOK, May 23, 2012 -- Two people were arrested Tuesday in a shooting in Bricktown that left eight people wounded following Monday night's game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers.

After postgame shootings, Oklahoma City shooting range owner decries gun-free zones
NewsOK, May 23, 2012 -- Following shootings that injured eight people after Monday’s Oklahoma City Thunder game, a gun rights advocate discusses the limitations of concealed and open carry laws.

Republicans look to defund UN treaty on conventional arms trade
The Hill, May 21, 2012 -- Two House Republicans have put forward a bill that would block funding for or implementation of a United Nations treaty they fear could interfere with the Second Amendment right of Americans.

Police nab airline pilot with loaded gun in luggage
Yahoo! News, May 17, 2012 -- BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - An airline pilot was arrested Friday morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport after security screeners discovered a loaded revolver in his baggage.

60-plus guns going back to 3 members of Hutaree militia
Detroit Free Press, May 16, 2012 -- Now that they've been vindicated, three Hutaree militia defendants are getting their guns and ammunition back.

MILLER: Injured vet's guns stolen by D.C.
The Washington Times, May 15, 2012 -- After being injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, Lt. Augustine Kim spent the night in a D.C. jail for possessing unregistered guns.

Gun bill sparks questions
The News Star, May 13, 2012 -- Louisiana is close to possessing the strongest pro-gun legislation in the nation.

Kalispell Gun Company Makes Waves With Titanium Rifle
NBC Montana, May 13, 2012 -- KALISPELL, Mont. -- A Kalispell gun company has made the world’s first all-titanium assault rifle, and it’s gaining national attention. Manufacturers have made individual gun parts out of titanium, but never a full assault rifle, until now.

Oklahoma senators approve open-carry gun bill
The Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2012 -- OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A bill to allow Oklahomans with a concealed-carry permit to openly carry their handguns is headed to the governor, who is expected to sign the legislation that passed the state Senate on Thursday.

TheSpec - Ontario stores keep records of gun buyers but...
TheSpec.com, May 11, 2012 -- TORONTO The Province of Ontario has no plans to create a gun registry, but will require stores to keep records of who buys long guns.

Obama threatens to veto DOJ budget because it blocks Fast and Furious gun control law
Fox News, May 10, 2012 -- President Barack Obama has threatened to veto a Department of Justice appropriations bill House Republicans passed because, among other things, it includes a provision that blocks a gun control law his administration used Operation Fast and Furious to pass.

Court says illegal immigrants can't have guns
Fox News, May 8, 2012 -- A federal appeals court says illegal immigrants don't have a right to own firearms under the U.S. Constitution.

Anti-gun group downplays 'Operation Fast and Furious' death toll
The Daily Caller, May 6, 2012 -- A spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a left-wing antigun group based in Washington, D.C., told The Daily Caller his organization doesn't believe firearms trafficked to Mexico in Operaiton Fast and Furious have killed hundreds of civilians in that country. That those guns have been used often to kill Mexicans is a position articulated by both Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican authorities.

MILLER: D.C. folds in gun rights battle
The Washington Times, May 7, 2012 -- Give the Council of the District of Columbia some credit. They're actually responding to criticisms about how the city's gun laws are being implemented.

Gun sales booming in Wisconsin this year
Rockford Register Star, May 7, 2012 -- MILWAUKEE — Firearms-related businesses in Wisconsin say they are having a difficult time meeting demand from rising gun sales in the state.

Video: Home intruder injured after resident opens fire
WSVN News, May 7, 2012 -- PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man says he was forced to grab his gun and fire after intruders barged into his South Florida residence while he was sound asleep.

Russian Gun Group Joins IAPCAR's Global Gun Rights Coalition
The Sacramento Bee, May 4, 2012 -- The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) added Russia's The Right to Arms as its newest member working to protect and expand the right to keep and bear arms around the globe. Right to Arms joins a coalition of 20 other groups from 11 countries on five different continents that represent millions of firearm owners and citizens concerned about civilian arms rights.

Plan to turn Fetla's into gun range revived
Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2012 -- VALPARAISO — The proposal to revive the former Fetla's Trading Post as a shooting range will be brought back again Tuesday, but this time the owners hope to do it in the city.

Gun Jam: Sales Clog as Fears, Election, Doomsday, Rise
The Missourian, May 4, 2012 -- Fears linked to November's election, street crime, civil unrest, doomsday prophecies and even a zombie apocalypse have metro Detroiters buying firearms at a brisk pace. But the boom times in gun sales are not as lucrative for local gun shops as they could be.

Last gun shop in Cambridge to close its doors
Roach's Sporting Goods (and gun shop) to close after 108 years
The Boston Globe,
May 4, 2012 -- In the famously liberal city of Cambridge, there has been but one place for the past several years to legally buy a gun or a rifle, while also picking through wading boots or canoes, all under the gaze of a giant moose head peering down from the wall.

Audit: Illinois FOID card system for buying guns and ammo is broken
Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2012 -- Safety net to keep guns out of dangerous hands is full of bureaucratic loopholes and erroneous and incomplete data

GOP convention: Protesters to be kept in "event zone" - but allowed to carry guns
Political Hotsheet, May 3, 2012 -- The city council in Tampa, Florida - home of the 2012 Republican National Convention, to be held from Aug. 27-30 - on Thursday moved forward with approval of a so-called "event zone" where protests of the proceedings will be held.

Press Release: Armed Citizen Alliance
May 3, 2012 -- THE ACA MISSION: The Armed Citizen Alliance (ACA) provides an avenue for ordinary citizens to practice, train, and become familiar with the use of concealed carry handguns and other personal defense firearms in an organized recreational context that simulates real-world situations.  It has two core missions.

Gun meddlers strike again
Toronto Sun, May 3, 2012 -- We’ve got a problem across Canada right now regarding gun registries, government appointees overstepping their bounds and the fact that, try as you might, it is pretty near impossible to kill off a government program.

Gov. Scott: No downtown gun ban for GOP convention
Fox News, May 2, 2012 -- Fla. –  Florida Gov. Rick Scott has rejected a request from the Tampa mayor to prohibit the carrying of guns in downtown during the Republican National Convention this summer because it would infringe upon "sacred constitutional traditions," according to a letter released Wednesday.

NH bill makes gun licenses optional
Boston Globe, April 30, 2012 -- CONCORD, N.H.—The Senate is voting Wednesday whether to make permits to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace where gun possession is legal optional in New Hampshire.

ATF: 68,000 guns in Mexico traced to U.S.
The Washington Post, April 27, 2012 -- Mexican authorities have recovered 68,000 guns in the past five years that have been traced back to the United States, the federal government said Thursday.

Firearms industry jobs up 30 percent from 2008 to 2011
McClatchy, April 26, 2012 -- These are high times for gun makers and firearms retailers.
While many sectors have been slogging through the recession and an anemic recovery, the firearms business has seen growth both nationally and locally.

George Zimmerman: Prelude to a shooting
Reuters, April 25, 2012 -- A pit bull named Big Boi began menacing George and Shellie Zimmerman in the fall of 2009. The first time the dog ran free and cornered Shellie in their gated community in Sanford, Florida, George called the owner to complain. The second time, Big Boi frightened his mother-in-law's dog. Zimmerman called Seminole County Animal Services and bought pepper spray. The third time he saw the dog on the loose, he called again. An officer came to the house, county records show.

Couple Shot at Gun Safety Class Recovering
The Christian Post, April 25, 2012 -- During an event that was supposed to be about firearm safety in Virginia, an unfortunate couple was accidentally shot.

'I carry a gun all the time' says woman who thwarted Macon holdup attempt
The Telegraph, April 24, 2012 -- Looking at Lulu Campbell’s bullet-riddled silver Toyota Tundra, common sense says the 57-year-old grandmother should be dead.

Fashion Statement Is Clear - the Gun Isn't
The New York Times, April 23, 2012 -- Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility.

'American Guns' star Richard Wyatt says gun control talk spurs gun sales
Fox News, April 22, 2012 -- LOS ANGELES -- From creating a zombie gun to repairing the design flaws in a Civil War-era cannon, the Wyatt family and their now famed Denver-based business Gunsmoke are back for another season of “American Guns” on Discovery – and they say they’re busier than ever.

Stand Your Ground Rollback Stalls as Gun Foes Clash With NRA
Bloomberg, April 19, 2012 -- In the days after unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Florida, Georgia Representative Rashad Taylor raced to undo his state’s version of a self- defense law that may shield Martin’s killer.

Gun permits in Florida: A growth industry
Tampa Bay Times, April 17, 2012 -- George Zimmerman is part of a large and growing class in Florida: He holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Michigan is an 'open carry' state for guns
Morning Sun (Michigan), April 16, 2012 -- In early February, Mt. Pleasant police responded to what they thought was an armed robbery in progress, but what was reported as a .22 caliber rifle was actually a broken umbrella.

NRA official accuses media of creating controversy over Travyon Martin case
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of National Rifle Association, says media ignore 'everyday victims' of crime
The Guardian (UK) April 14, 2012 -- A National Rifle Association executive has accused the media of manufacturing controversy over the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

Gun enthusiasts unite at NRA convention
CBS News, April 14, 2012 -- ST. LOUIS - Avid hunter Rob West drove from Chillicothe, Ohio, to St. Louis this week to join some 70,000 fellow National Rifle Association members at the organization's annual convention, where seven acres of guns and gear were on display and where politics was never far from anyone's mind.

Opinion: Is gun control dead?
The Washington Post, April 13, 2012 -- Monday marks five years since the massacre at Virginia Tech, where a mentally ill student, Seung Hui Cho, used two handguns he had bought legally to kill 32 people and wound 25 others. Other than a relatively minor law to improve the national database used for background checks, no significant gun-control legislation followed that tragedy.

Mitt Romney warns NRA against an 'unrestrained' second-term Obama
LA Times, April 13, 2012 -- Reporting from St. Louis—Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November.

Mitt Romney Assures Gun Rights Group of His Fealty
The New York Times, April 13, 2012 -- ST. LOUIS — As he seeks to inspire the conservative base ahead of the general election, Mitt Romney spoke to the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking the support of a powerful group that has not always warmed up to him.

Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force
Chicago Tribune, April 13, 2012 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves - even in public places - and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.

NRA is restless despite its political clout
Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2012 -- NRA members are so worried about President Obama that they are rooting for Mitt Romney, who once supported stiff gun restrictions.

Sales Surge as Annie Gets Her Gun
CNBC, April 12, 2012 -- Tina Wilson-Cohen is calm, encouraging, and confident, especially when she's teaching kids how to fire guns. Today, the Josoeitz family came in for a lesson with her over their spring break.

Romney Varmint-Hunting Tales Aimed at Gun-Owning Skeptics
Bloomberg, April 12, 2012 -- In his hunt for voters, Mitt Romney has talked about gunning for everything from “small varmints” to elk. It hasn’t eased nervousness among some firearms owners about the former Massachusetts governor’s fidelity to their issue.

NRA seeking 'reassurance' from Romney
Candidate to address gun group that’s uneasy over past positions
The Washington Times, April 12, 2012 -- When Mitt Romney speaks to the National Rifle Association on Friday it will bring into focus a major difference between him and President Obama: One is counting on Second Amendment voters to show up at the polls, while the other has sidestepped gun-related issues in the run-up to the election.

N.R.A. Influence Seen in Expansion of Self-Defense Laws
The New York Times, April 12, 2012 -- No one had yet heard of a Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin when a group of Wisconsin Republicans got together last year to discuss expanding a self-defense bill before the State Legislature.

Ex-Glock Executive Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison
Associated Press, April 12, 2012 -- A former executive for Glock Inc. convicted of stealing a pistol and millions of dollars from the gun manufacturing giant was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison even as his supporters raised questions about his conviction.

MILLER: Have gun, will travel
Congress moves to stop states from stepping on Second Amendment
The Washington Times, April 12, 2012 -- Law-abiding gun owners can run into serious trouble when on the move. Venturing into firearm-unfriendly states creates confusion about what individuals need to do to abide by a confusing maze of regulations. Congress should act to prevent honest citizens from winding up behind bars because police are misinformed.

U.S. border agent accused of gun smuggling ordered detained
Reuters, April 11, 2012 -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent, accused of buying guns in the United States and smuggling them to Mexico for use by drug cartels, must remain in jail pending a detention hearing later this week, a U.S. Magistrate Judge ruled on Tuesday.

Police discuss self-defense in wake of Florida shooting
The Arizona Republic, April 10, 2012 -- In the wake of the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Scottsdale Assistant Police Chief John Cocca stressed that residents should be "the best witnesses possible" if they are caught in the midst of a crime.

Gun owners seek end to state barriers to concealed weapons
Chicago Tribune, April 10, 2012 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ryan Jerome took his .45-caliber Ruger with him to Manhattan last September and thought he understood the city's weapons laws when he carried his loaded handgun on a side trip to the Empire State Building.

Romney to Address NRA Weeks After Revealing He's a Gun Owner
ABC News, April 9, 2012 -- Mitt Romney will address the National Rifle Association‘s annual meeting later this week, a speech that comes at a crucial time for the candidate who is working to appeal to the conservative base of his party as he inches closer to clinching the Republican nomination.

Investigators: North Bend intruder was drunk, high on drugs (Video)
KOMO News, April 2, 2012 -- NORTH BEND, Wash. -- The intruder who was fatally shot after smashing his way into a home on Friday was drunk and high on cocaine, Interim King County Sheriff Steve Strachan said.

Three plead guilty in botched "Fast and Furious" gun-running sting
Yahoo! News, April 6, 2012 -- PHOENIX (Reuters) - Three men pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of trafficking high-powered rifles and other guns to Mexico from Arizona under the botched "Fast and Furious" federal sting operation tied to the murder of a U.S. federal agent.

Court reinstates suit challenging Cook County assault weapons ban
Chicago Sun-Times, April 5, 2012 -- SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court gave new life Thursday to a challenge to Cook County’s ban on assault weapons.

Gun Dealer Accused As Part Of 'Fast And The Furious' To Change Plea
Fox News, April 5, 2010 -- A man accused of buying two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a federal agent near the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to change his plea Thursday in the federal government's botched gun smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Gun dealers' protection challenged in Alaska case
San Francisco Chronicle, April 4, 2012 -- Washington -- A Bush-era federal law that protects gun dealers from being liable for homicides committed with guns from their shops is under fire in an Alaska court case that has led the Justice Department and gun-control.

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman And The Media's Misleading Rhetoric On Guns
Fox News, April 3, 2012 -- Democrats want to make gun control an issue in the upcoming November elections. With Obama telling gun control proponents last year to be patient, that he was pushing gun control “under the radar,” it was probably always destined to be an issue. But the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Florida has opened up an opportunity for Democrats to more openly embrace it.

Federal judge says N.C. can't ban all citizens' guns during emergencies
Winston-Salem Journal, April 2, 2012 -- When winter storms slammed North Carolina in early 2010, Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency. The city of King followed on Feb. 5 with its own declaration of emergency that included — as allowed by state law — a ban on the possession of alcohol and firearms except at a person's own home.

Charges dropped against 80-year-old who shot burglar: 'I feel great'
Chicago Tribune, April 2, 2012 -- Homer "Tank" Wright says he's happy prosecutors dropped charges filed against him after he shot a suspected burglar last week.

'Stand your ground' laws not just GP policy, records show
The Daily Caller, April 1, 2012 -- Despite liberal protesters' claims that Florida's so-called "stand your ground" gun law demonstrates that Republican policymakers are responsible for the February death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an analysis of its legislative history shows that it was a bipartisan effort -- and that no Florida Democratic state senator voted against it.

House Dems eye policy responses to shooting death of Trayvon Martin
The Hill, April 1, 2012 -- In the wake of the slaying of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, House Democrats are drafting legislation designed to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Florida: fertile ground for pro-gun laws
The Miami Herald, March 31, 2012 -- In addition to Stand Your Ground, dozens of gun rights laws have sailed through Florida’s Legislature in the last decade, making the state a Second Amendment trailblazer for the rest of the nation.

N.J. high court tosses gun charges
The Inquirer, Mar. 30, 2012 -- A man who bought guns legally in Colorado - but was arrested and slapped with a seven-year prison sentence for not having a permit to carry them in New Jersey - had two of the three charges filed against him overturned by the state Supreme Court on Friday.

US Immigration Agents Are Loading Up On As Many As 450 Million New Rounds Of Ammo
Business Insider, March 28, 2012 -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an "indefinite delivery" of an "indefinite quantity" of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. 

Arrest of 80-year-old man renews Illinois gun law debate
Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2012 -- An 80-year-old man who was arrested after shooting a burglary suspect in his South Side home brought renewed attention Tuesday to Illinois gun laws, this time involving whether an elderly resident with weapons convictions from decades ago should have the right to use a gun to defend himself.

Internal Memo Shows ATF Rank And File Don't Trust The Brass
Fox News, March 26, 2012 -- Top leaders at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, already under fire from lawmakers in the wake of the “Fast and Furious” debacle, also get harsh marks from the men and women who serve under them, according to an internal survey.

Sen. Schumer presses DOJ to probe 'stand your ground' laws
The Hill, March 25, 2012 -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is asking the Justice Department to expand its probe of the Trayvon Martin shooting to examine controversial “stand your ground” laws in Florida and other states.

The Impact Of Gun Regulations On Gun Sales
Business Insider, March 25, 2012 -- Yesterday we wrote about surging gun sales and surging gun stocks.

Republican Leaders Express Sympathy, Support 'stand Your Ground'
Fox News, March 24, 2012 -- Republicans leaders are saying the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teen is a tragedy but remain supportive of the “Stand Your Ground” law the state passed in 2005 and say the legislation doesn’t apply to the case.

Agents Appeared To Have Probable Cause To Arrest Fast And Furious Suspect, Documents Show
Fox News, March 22, 2012 -- Documents released Thursday show that federal agents appeared to have probable cause to arrest the biggest buyer of assault weapons in the Fast and Furious operation -- eight months before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's death ended the scandal-ridden program. 

Citing Backlog, Sturm, Ruger Suspends New Gun Orders
Hartford Courant, March 22, 2012 -- Fairfield-based gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. said it has temporarily stopped taking new orders after receiving orders for more than 1 million firearms in the first two months of 2012.

Gun Sales Explode As Election Looms
Fox News, Mar. 22, 2012 -- Sales of handguns and ammunition are booming across the country, and retailers say it’s all about the November election.

Solution to Alameda County fair gun show ban?
San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 20, 2012 -- A 12-year battle over gun shows at the Alameda County fair took a new twist Monday when a county lawyer told a federal appeals court that gun sales would be allowed if the weapon were secured to a table - and a gun-rights advocate reluctantly agreed that the idea was a possible solution.

California gun shows caught in the crossfire
Oroville Mercury-Register, Mar. 20, 2012 -- Before the end of this year, Russell and Sallie Nordyke will set up shop for at least five gun shows at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds, providing a gathering spot for thousands of gun enthusiasts to buy and sell rifles, pistols and other weapons.

Putting Guns Out in the Open
The Wall Street Journal,
Mar. 19, 2012 -- TULSA, Okla.—Gun owners in this state could walk down the street openly packing their pistols under legislation passed by lawmakers that would make Oklahoma the first state in seven years to allow residents to openly display their handguns in public.

Prime gunwalking suspect was held by ATF but released, documents show
CBS News, Mar. 19, 2012 -- The prime suspect in the botched gun trafficking investigation known as "Fast and Furious" -- Manuel Acosta -- was taken into custody and might have been stopped from trafficking weapons to Mexico's killer drug cartel early on. But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) let him go, according to new documents obtained by CBS News.

In Flashback Video, Holder Urges Women's Groups To 'brainwash' DC Kids Against Guns
Fox News, Mar. 19, 2012 -- Local ad agencies in Washington, D.C., should be encouraged to create ads to "really brainwash people" to give up their interest in guns, Eric Holder once told a Democratic women's group, according to a newly dug-up video showing a younger version of the current attorney general.

Gun rights lawsuits take aim at Illinois, Chicago
The Sacramento Bee, Mar. 18, 2012 -- CHICAGO -- In an unrelenting campaign to overturn restrictive handgun laws in Illinois, gun rights advocates have pummeled Chicago and the state with lawsuits that could keep them entangled in court battles for years.

Fear & reloading
Wyoming Tribune Eagle, March 18, 2012 -- More people are buying guns amid worries about Obama's re-election and predictions of the world's impending doom.

Gun rights advocates are pursuing at least nine lawsuits seeking to loosen Chicago and Illinois gun laws
Chicago Tribune, March 8, 2012 -- Gun rights advocates are pursuing at least nine lawsuits against Chicago, Cook County and Illinois in an attempt to loosen some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.

'Castle doctrine' bill fails with help from Va. gun-rights group
Washington Post, March 7, 2012 -- At the urging of a gun-rights group, Virginia’s House and Senate on Wednesday rejected the so-called castle doctrine bill, which was intended to protect someone from being sued for fatally shooting an intruder.

D.C. streamlining gun registration
Washington Examiner, March 7, 2012 -- Registering a gun in the District could soon become a whole lot easier. The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an amendment package that eliminates a slew of prerequisites to getting a firearm approved and logged in to the Metropolitan Police Department's tracking system. The Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 is expected to pass when the council takes it up again in April.

12 states on path to guns with no permits
USA Today, March 7, 2012 -- Legislatures in a dozen states are considering laws that would eliminate requirements that residents obtain permits to carry concealed weapons

Colorado Supreme Court affirms that licensed guns allowed on CU campus
The Denver Post, March 6, 2012 -- Martha Altman does not want a gunfight. Nor is she interested in being a hero. But the 46-year-old wanted to be able to protect herself and others should trouble arise at the University of Colorado Denver, where she went to class and now works.

Colorado court says students can carry guns on campus
Yahoo! News, March 6, 2012 -- DENVER (Reuters) - The University of Colorado overstepped its authority when the school's board of regents imposed a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons at its four campuses, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Federal Judge Says Gun Owners Need Not Provide 'good Reason,' Rules Maryland Law Unconstitutional
Fox News, March 5, 2012 --- BALTIMORE –  Maryland residents do not have to provide a "good and substantial reason" to legally own a handgun, a federal judge ruled Monday, striking down as unconstitutional the state's requirements for getting a permit.

Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional
CBS Baltimore, March 5, 2012 -- BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s requirement that residents show a “good and substantial reason” to get a handgun permit is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge’s opinion filed Monday.

Gun issues take center stage at Statehouse
THOnline, March 5, 2012 -- Pair of measures prompt a walkout by Democrats and nearly bring a Republican to tears on the House floor.

AFP: Guns playing big role in Republican race
Google, March 5, 2012 -- CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — "Guns save lives," Matthew Lee, a volunteer for Newt Gingrich, defiantly tells people at a Tennessee gun show, which is also a key political event in the Republican primary campaign.

Some say Obama re-election fears may be driving gun sales
The Kansas City Star, March 5, 2012 -- FORT WORTH — Gun sales are booming.
Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.

10 sentenced after buying guns for Mexican cartels
The Borwnsville Herald, March 2, 2012 -- McALLEN — Ten people with Starr County ties received prison time Thursday for their roles in a scheme to send guns to Mexican drug cartels

Tracy says anti-gun legislation from Chicago has stiff opposition in Springfield
Quincy Journal, March 2, 2012 -- State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said that a number of measures originating out of Chicago that aim to restrict gun rights for all Illinois residents will face stiff opposition from downstate legislators of both parties.

GUN DEBATE: House Passes Two Bills
WHO TV, March 1, 2012 -- After two hours of debate, and nearly six hours of protest, the Iowa House Passed a pair of controversial gun bills.  Once the debate began, democrats made it clear they weren't happy.   "When we started session we were told we would focus on the economy and jobs." said Representative Mary Mascher (D) Johnson County,  "We were told we would avoid divisive issues.  We were lied to. We were lied to."

Mayor Bloomberg criticizes Virginia repeal of 20-year-old gun law
NY Daily News, March 1, 2012 -- Mayor Bloomberg blasted Virginia’s repeal of a 20-year-old law restricting handgun buyers to one pistol a month, saying Wednesday that it’s “only going to make matters worse” in New York.

REALLY? One gun a month isn't enough? Virginia repeals law limiting handgun purchases
NY Daily News, Feb. 29, 2012 -- Families of those killed and injured in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting were outraged at the repeal.

Gun Traffickers Arrested in Stockton After Selling Guns to ATF Undercover Agents
The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 28, 2012 -- STOCKTON, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot Thomasson announced Dennis William Estes and Kevin John Webber were arrested Friday morning in Stockton, CA after conspiring to manufacture and sell firearms without a license to ATF undercover agents Friday, Feb. 24

Lawmakers say Ohio shooting won't change nation's gun rights
The Hill, Feb. 28, 2012 -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) downplayed new gun control legislation in light of Monday's high-school shooting in his native Ohio.

MILLER: Buying ammunition in D.C.
The Washington Times, Feb. 27, 2012 -- In Washington, D.C., it is illegal to posses ammunition if you don’t have a gun registered. It is also unlawful to have ammo that is not in the same caliber or gauge as your legal gun. The penalty for holding a round of the wrong caliber is up to a year in jail -- as stiff as the punishment for illegal gun possession.

Feds say guns bought illegally in Oregon made way to tough streets of Stockton, Calif.
Oregon Live, Feb. 25, 2012 -- Police in Stockton, Calif., arrested a 34-year-old felon early last year with a .40-caliber pistol, its serial number filed off.

Father says son who took gun to school 'made a bad mistake
The Seattle Times, Feb. 23, 2012 -- The 9-year-old boy who took a gun to a Bremerton elementary school Wednesday and wounded a classmate was charged and appeared in court Thursday

Gun Ownership 'very Difficult' Despite Supreme Court Rulings
Fox News, Feb. 23, 2012 -- In 2008, after hearing a case challenging the restrictive gun laws in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court ordered local officials to make it possible for law-abiding citizens to own a gun.

New Hampshire Man Arrested For Firing Gun Into Ground While Catching Suspected Burglar
Fox News, Feb. 21, 2012 -- A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor's window is now facing a felony charge -- and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped.

Gun-rights Groups Decry Proposed Surtax On Illinois Ammo Sales
Fox News, Feb. 21, 2012 -- An Illinois lawmaker wants gun owners to shell out extra taxes in order to finance a new grant program for trauma centers, a move firearms advocacy groups say amounts to a "sin tax" on law-abiding hunters and target shooters.

Gun culture spreads in India
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 20, 2012 -- Indians own about 40 million guns, second only to the U.S. Rising incomes, along with crime and fear of terrorist attacks, have fueled firearms purchases.

California gun owners hope to win the right to carry concealed weapons
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 20, 2012 -- In an unusual twist, optimism among California gun enthusiasts stems from recent legislation banning them from openly carrying even unloaded handguns.

Quebec outrage as Tories celebrate long-gun registry vote with cocktail party
National Post, Feb. 16, 2012 -- OTTAWA — The Harper government’s controversial bill to end the long-gun registry has passed the House of Commons, marking the end of a long political battle over one of the most controversial law enforcement measures in recent memory.

Buy latte, pack gun: Starbucks hit with boycott -- and 'buycott'
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 15, 2012 -- Those who prefer to drink their lattes packing protection on their hip turned out at Starbucks across the country on the first day of a "buycott" organized by gun owners -- countering the Starbucks boycott called this week by the National Gun Victims Action Council.

Soaring gun crime spurs national move to choke illegal trade
NZHerald, Feb. 14, 2012 -- Federal and New South Wales law agencies have launched a new crackdown on illegal firearms that will cross state borders in a bid to uncover the national black market in guns.

Ironshore, Cochrane collaborate on firearms insurance coverage
Business Insurance, Feb. 13, 2012 -- HAMILTON, Bermuda—Ironshore Inc. and Cochrane & Co. have launched a coverage program for the firearms industry.

Fast and Furious: Targets of gun sting were FBI informers
Tucson Citizen, Feb. 10, 2012 -- Mexican cartel suspects targeted in the troubled gun-trafficking probe known as Operation Fast and Furious were actually working as FBI informants at the time, according to a congressional memo that describes the case’s mission as a “failure.”

Emanuel wants Illinois gun registry
Illinois rifle association leader says plan to track weapons 'would probably have no chance of passing'
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10, 2012 -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a statewide gun registry in Illinois, an idea some lawmakers quickly dismissed Thursday as ineffective and an insult to gun owners.

Former DEA Chief Says 3 Other Federal Agencies Knew About Operation Fast And Furious
Fox News, Feb. 10, 2012 -- While criticism surrounding Operation Fast and Furious has so far focused on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, three other federal agencies knew about the operation and some of their agents tried to stop it, according to the former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Tucson.

ATF Busts Real Housewives Buying Guns for Cartels
Fox News Latino, Feb. 9, 2012 -- U.S. federal authorities busted an alleged gun smuggling ring that employed young housewives and older moms to purchase assault rifles for smugglers taking guns to Mexican drug cartels.

LAPD Pioneers High-Tech Crime-Fighting 'War Room'
CBS Los Angeles, Feb. 8, 2012 -- LOS ANGELES (CBS)The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck.

Vigilante justice on the rise in Detroit as 'justifiable homicides' jump 79 per cent in last year
Mail Online, Feb. 7, 2012 -- Vigilante justice is rising in one of America’s most violent cities as residents in crime-ridden neighbourhoods take matters into their own hands.

Virginia lawmakers vote to lift handgun ban
The Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2012 -- The Virginia Senate voted Monday to lift the state’s one-per-month limit on handgun purchases, eliminating a 19-year-old cap that critics called outdated but gun-control activists credited with tamping down weapons trafficking.

Va. Legislature loads up on gun-rights initiatives
PilotOnline.com, Feb. 6, 2012 -- Gun-rights advocates are poised to win a marquee victory in the Virginia General Assembly, perhaps as early as today, with the potential repeal of the state’s one-handgun-a-month limit.

Lawmakers investigating Fast and Furious may cite Eric Holder for contempt
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 2, 2012 -- Reporting from Washington—House Republicans threatened Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. with a criminal contempt of Congress citation Thursday, alleging the Justice Department has refused for a year to turn over key documents in lawmakers' investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.

Holder: No Cover-up In 'Fast And Furious,' No Effort To Hide Details Of The Operation
Fox News, Feb. 2, 2012 -- Attorney General Eric Holder vigorously denied a "cover-up" by the Justice Department over "Operation Fast and Furious," telling a House panel investigating the botched gun-running program that he has nothing to hide and suggesting the probe is a "political" effort to embarrass the administration.

Parker City gun shop owner strikes deal after April '11 raid
The Star Press, Feb. 1, 2012 -- PARKER CITY -- If a U.S. District Court judge accepts the terms of a pending plea agreement, former Parker City Town Council President Charles "Fred" Ludington will be sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Va. House passes repeal of 18-year-old one-gun-a-month bill, Senate prepares to follow suit
The Washington Post, Feb. 1, 2012 -- RICHMOND, Va. — A law Virginia passed a generation ago to end the states’ reputation as a haven for gun runners is on the verge of being repealed.

Eric Holder Must Tell Congress What He Knew - And When - Of 'Fast And Furious' Scandal
Investors.com, Feb. 1, 2012 -- Cover-Up: Congress has warned Attorney General Eric Holder he'll be held in contempt of Congress if he doesn't release "Fast and Furious" documents. Set to testify Thursday, he needs to come clean.

Sandia Labs' bullet doesn't miss
KRQE.com, Feb. 1, 2012 -- ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have invented a bullet that guides itself to the target.

Castle Doctrine: not blanket permission to shoot intruder (video)
KY3.com, Feb. 1, 2012 -- SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County sheriff's deputies and Springfield police officers recently picked up five suspected burglars at two homes within four days.  Cops said the arrests were thanks in part to alert citizens.

Arizona agents face gun-sting blame
Arizona Republic, Jan. 31, 2012 -- A U.S. House minority report on the gun-smuggling probe known as Fast and Furious blames federal agents in Arizona for the flawed operation while exonerating top-level Justice Department officials.

In New 'Fast And Furious' Report, Democrats Clear Justice Appointees Of Wrongdoing
Fox News, Jan. 31, 2012 -- Democrats investigating the failed gun-running probe known as "Operation Fast and Furious" are laying the blame at the feet of officials in Arizona, saying in a new report that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have "obtained no evidence" implicating high-level political appointees in Washington.

A Fast & Furious Fib
Holes in Holder's testimony
New York Post, Jan. 30, 2012 -- It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both.

Obama administration reveals new ATF gun probe rules
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 27, 2012 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday revealed new reforms undertaken to improve how it conducts undercover gun trafficking investigations in the wake of a botched operation in which scores of weapons disappeared.

To Mexican officials, Justice Department official suggested letting guns cross border
The Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2012 -- WASHINGTON — Newly released Justice Department emails sent to Capitol Hill for a congressional inquiry into a gun-smuggling operation indicate that the head of the department’s criminal division suggested letting some illicit “straw” weapons buyers in the U.S. transport their guns across the border into Mexico where they could be arrested.

MILLER: Applying to register a gun in D.C.
Washington Times, Jan. 27, 2012 -- While my new gun was being transferred to the District from Virginia, I returned to D.C.’s Gun Registry Office to turn in my registration application. As you will see in what follows, this should have been simple step, but it took all day. Like everything else in my effort to get a legal handgun in this city has been far more complicated and time-consuming that it needed to be

Cops: Man, 65, kills teen who knocks him off bicycle
MSNBC, Jan. 26, 2012 -- A 65-year-old man who was knocked off his bicycle by three teenagers on a Pennsylvania trail shot two of them, killing one, police said according to reports.

Illinois gun licenses rose by 6 percent last year
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 26, 2012 -- The number of people licensed to own guns in Illinois increased 6.1 percent last year, according to new figures from state police.

Va. gun purchase limits could be lifted
The Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2012 -- Virginia would lift its one-gun-per-month limit on handgun purchases under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Wednesday.

Armed pilots want to carry guns outside cockpit
Standard-Examiner, Jan. 24, 2012 -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- They're already allowed to carry guns in the cockpit, but many pilots say that's not enough to keep aviation as safe as it should be.

Concealed Guns Without Permit Bill Fails - Denver News Story
7 News, Jan. 23, 2012 -- DENVER -- A proposal to let Colorado residents carry concealed weapons without a permit failed Monday over concerns that it would make it easier for criminals and the mentally ill to have guns in public places.

TN gun laws, or lack thereof, under attack
TN is one of 34 states that don't require background checks for private gun sales
The Tennessean, Jan. 22, 2012 -- Something didn’t seem quite right to Tyler Adams as he talked with the man who wanted to buy a gun from him. The customer admitted he did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Tennessee.

Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running
The Washington Times, Jan. 21, 2012 -- Arizona's state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration's disgraced gun-running program, known as "Fast and Furious," the speaker of the state House said Friday.

Customer shoots robbery suspect at SC Waffle Shop
CBS News, Jan. 21, 2012 -- (AP) SPARTANBURG, SC — Authorities say a customer at a South Carolina Waffle shop pulled a gun and shot one of two men trying to rob the restaurant.

Bonnie and Clyde guns bring $210,000 in Missouri auction
Reuters, Jan. 21, 2012 -- Two guns believed seized from gangsters Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 after a deadly Missouri shootout with police sold for a combined $210,000 at an auction on Saturday in Kansas City to an unnamed online bidder.

5th teen arrested in gun shop burglaries
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 20, 2012 -- A fifth teen has been arrested as part of an investigation into the recent burglaries of gun shops in the suburbs and throughout the state.

Why U.S. Gun Sales Are Shooting For The Moon
Forbes, Jan. 18, 2012 -- If James Anthony Bailey and P.T. Barnum had seen the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) they just might have conceded their “Greatest Show on Earth” needed more guns, sideshows and characters. Because come one, come all, the SHOT Show has no comparison on Earth and, in fact, is especially interesting this year because gun sales are breaking records.

Volume of concealed-gun permits swamps Wisconsin agency
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Jan. 15, 2012 -- Madison - The state has fallen at least four days behind its legal timelines for handling background checks for Wisconsin's new concealed carry law but could be caught up as soon as this week, a state official said.

Federal judge rejects challenge to gun dealer rules
The Washington Post, Jan. 14, 2012 -- A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging new reporting requirements for gun dealers that the Obama administration says are needed to help staunch the flow of powerful rifles to violent Mexican drug gangs.

U.S. judge backs ATF multiple rifle sales reporting
Yahoo!, Jan. 13, 2012 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday, in a victory for the Obama administration, upheld new federal rules requiring gun dealers in four states bordering Mexico to report the sales of multiple semi-automatic rifles, despite a challenge by the gun industry.

Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 12, 2012 -- Members of Congress want to see whether White Gun, like Fast and Furious, lost track of firearms that ended up with Mexican criminals.

Hunting outfitters gather in Billings after tough fall season
Billings Gazette, Jan. 11, 2012 -- Montana’s hunting outfitters suffered through a strange year after a hike in nonresident license fees and changes in the type of nonresident licenses available.

Revealed: The small Victorian towns with more guns than people
News.com.au, Jan. 9, 2012 -- Guns outnumber people in 24 Victorian towns a special investigation has revealed, and the figures have orrified the anti-gun lobby.

Gun violence unlikely to prompt any changes in federal law
The Sacramento Bee, Jan. 8, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- At an early learning center in Eatonville, Wash., on Sunday, mourners will light candles to honor Margaret Anderson, the 34-year-old ranger and mother of two toddlers who was shot and killed on New Year's Day while she tried to set up a roadblock in Mount Rainier National Park.

Gun sales in Virginia, U.S., surge to record high in 2011
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jan. 8, 2012 -- Virginia gun sales surged to a record high in 2011, fueled in part by holiday shoppers buying more firearms in December than ever before.

Virginia's superior gun check system
Hampton roads, Jan. 8, 2012 -- If Virginia has a choice between two background check systems for people who want to buy guns, it should use the better one.

American riddle: more guns, less violence
Reuters, Jan. 6, 2012 -- Bernd Debusmann: Gun ownership in the United States is up. Violent crime is down. Is this a matter of cause and effect?

Gun Control: A Movement Without Followers
Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan 5, 2012 -- More Americans favor Second Amendment rights, and lower murder rates in big cities convince some that tough laws are unnecessary

Marine faces 15 years behind bars for unknowingly violating gun law
The Daily Caller, Jan 3, 2012 -- Ryan Jerome was enjoying his first trip to New York City on business when the former Marine Corps gunner walked up to a security officer at the Empire State Building and asked where he should check his gun.

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas
The Telegraph, Jan. 2, 2012 -- Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents.

Law professor keeps steady hand in analyzing gun control
The Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 1, 2012 -- Adam Winkler's Gunfight is a potboiler of constitutional interpretation and is both a vital history and an intellectually satisfying, emotionally rewarding tale of a great case.

New York City's tough gun laws may be eased
Digital Journal, Jan. 1, 2012 -- New York - After a tourist from Tennessee was arrested for bringing a loaded gun into the Big Apple, there were calls for the city's gun laws to be reexamined.

Gun sales double at one local firearms store
My FOX Wausau, Dec. 30, 2011 -- "Even just between November and December we've had probably double the sales," said Jim Clark, manager at Central Wisconsin Firearms. He told FOX55 News@9 the store has seen a spike in sales since the concealed carry law took effect.

Pols urge DA to go easy on gun-toting Ground Zero tourist
New York Post, Dec. 30, 2011 -- The Manhattan DA should show mercy to a Tennessee tourist who was busted for bringing a gun to the 9/11 Memorial, considering the weapon is registered in her home state, lawmakers and legal experts told The Post yesterday.

NRA Raises $200 Million as Gun Lobby Toasters Burn Logo on Bread
Bloomberg Businessweek, Dec. 30, 2011 -- A toaster that burns the National Rifle Association’s logo onto bread fetched $650 at an auction last month, just one reflection of the money-making power in the gun group’s brand.

DC ordered to pay $1M in historic gun case
The Daily Caller, Dec. 29, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in attorneys' fees as a result of a historic gun case that was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tennessee gun owner arrested at 9/11 Memorial in New York for gun possession
New York Post, Dec. 29, 2011 -- Really, you can't bring guns into the 9/11 Memorial? A tourist from Tennessee waltzed into one of the most secure sites in the city — and politely asked a cop if she could check her weapon.

Eric Holder: More cops slain by illegal guns
Politico, Dec. 28, 2011 -- The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before — and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.

President Obama's Anti-Gun Agenda Shows No Sign Of Stopping
Fox News, Dec. 28, 2011 -- President Obama keeps pushing for gun control. "I just want you to know that we are working on [gun control]. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar,” President Obama told Sarah Brady, the former president of the Brady Campaign, this past spring.

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks
CNN, Dec. 28, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (CNN) -- December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys -- they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.

More and more women embracing gun ownership
The Early Show, Dec. 27, 2011 --(CBS News) The face of the American gun owner is changing. More women than ever are picking up rifles, shotguns, and handguns. And target shooting is one of the fastest-growing female sports.

More Concealed Guns, and Some Are in the Wrong Hands
The New York Times, Dec. 26, 2011 -- Alan Simons was enjoying a Sunday morning bicycle ride with his family in Asheville, N.C., two years ago when a man in a sport utility vehicle suddenly pulled alongside him and started berating him for riding on the highway.

A.T.F. Eases Rules on Gun Sales to Noncitizens
The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2011 -- WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is relaxing restrictions on the sale of guns to noncitizens because Justice Department lawyers have concluded that the rules had no legal basis, officials said on Thursday.

Sniper Detectors Coming to America's Heartland
Fox News, Dec. 22, 2011 -- Gunshots ring out in the dead of night, and not a single person reports it. Yet police know exactly where the shots came from, even before they arrive on the scene.

California lawmen own thousands of assault guns
San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 22, 2011 -- Peace officers throughout California have bought more than 7,600 assault weapons that are outlawed for civilians in the decade since state lawmakers allowed the practice, according to data obtained by the Associated Press after it was revealed that federal authorities are investigating illegal gun sales by law enforcement.

States loosen concealed carry gun laws
USA Today, Dec. 20, 2011 -- JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi resident who receives a concealed carry permit and takes an eight-hour course can now carry a gun on college campuses, in bars and in courthouses.

Gun advocates take their weapons to Sunvalley Mall
ABC7 KGO-TV San Francisco, CA, Dec. 15, 2011 -- CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) -- In two weeks, open carry will be illegal in California when a new state law takes effect, so local gun activists went to Sunvalley Mall in Concord Wednesday night, with their unloaded weapons, in what may be one of their final demonstrations.

FBI Director Denies Cover-Up Involving 'Fast And Furious' Guns Found At Border Agent's Murder
Fox News, Dec. 14, 2011 -- The head of the FBI is strongly denying claims his agency tried to cover up evidence related to "Operation Fast and Furious" and the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Captured Cartel Leader Had Arsenal Of 169 Guns, Mexico Says
Fox News, Dec. 13, 2011 -- Mexican authorities said Tuesday that an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel had an arsenal of 169 guns when he was captured Monday, and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines.

Fear Rises At Colt's As Company Expands In Florida, Issues Warning At Home
Hartford Courant, Dec. 12, 2011 -- December has brought an explosive mix of news for workers at the Colt firearms plant in West Hartford, who had a good year but are suddenly feeling less secure with contract talks coming up.

Holder Clashes With Republicans on Fast and Furious
Holder, Grilled on Gun Inquiry, Says He Won’t Resign
The New York Times, Dec. 8, 2011 -- WASHINGTON — House Republicans pummeled Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday over the disputed gun-trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, accusing the Justice Department of hiding the truth and lying to Congress in a slugfest of an oversight hearing.

Fireworks as Issa compares Holder to Nixon's AG
The Washington Examiner, Dec. 8, 2011 -- Fireworks broke out in Congress today, as Rep. Rep Darrell Issa, R-Calif., warned Attorney General Eric Holder that he could be held in contempt of Congress for his failure to cooperate with an investigation into the Fast and Furious program, in which the Obama administration allowed guns to "walk" into Mexico, where they ended up in the hands of Mexican drug lords.

Lawmakers: Heads should roll over gun-walking
CBS News, Dec. 8, 2011 -- Republican lawmakers told Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to fire some Justice Department subordinates over the flawed arms-trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.

Grassley: It's time for Lanny Breuer to go
The Daily Caller, Dec. 7, 2011 -- Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, who has led the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious with House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, called for Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer to step down immediately.

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulation
CBS News, Dec. 7, 2011 -- Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels
CBS, Dec. 6, 2011 -- Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing."

Bottom Line - Ready, aim ... buy? Why gun sales spiked on Black Friday
MSNBC, Dec. 6, 2011 -- Americans spent some $52 billion on Black Friday weekend. In addition to sweathers and ipods, though, shoppers were scooping up something else in large numbers : guns.

AP News: Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong
Associated Press, Dec. 2, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department on Friday provided Congress with documents detailing how department officials gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.

Issa says Holder ouster is up to White House
The Washington Times, Dec. 2, 2011 -- Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been investigating the Fast and Furious operation for nearly a year, declined on Friday to call for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to resign over the botched undercover probe that led to hundreds of weapons being “walked” to gun smugglers in Mexico.

Guns are a big seller on Black Friday
USA Today, Dec. 1, 2011 -- WASHINGTON – In addition to the sleek flat-screen televisions, smartphones, computers and cut-rate designer clothing, Black Friday's shopping legions seized on another hot item for 2011: guns.

Fast And Furious' Whistleblowers Struggle Six Months After Testifying Against ATF Program
Fox News, Nov. 30, 2011 -- Six months ago, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stood before Congress to testify about the details of a U.S. government program that armed Mexico's largest drug cartel with thousands of assault rifles.

Colorado couple's lawsuit over post office gun ban is allowed to proceed
Denver Post, Nov. 28, 2011 -- A federal judge in Denver has allowed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Postal Service's ban on guns in post offices to go forward.

Gun Issue Represents Tough Politics For Obama
Fox News, Nov. 24, 2011 -- Rick Perry and Rick Santorum go pheasant hunting and give interviews before heading out. Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain speak to the National Rifle Association convention. Michele Bachmann tells People magazine she wants to teach her daughters how to shoot because women need to be able to protect themselves. Mitt Romney, after backing some gun control measures in Massachusetts, now presents himself as a strong Second Amendment supporter.

Gun control: Have firearm, can travel
The Economist, Nov. 26, 2011 -- ONE question that worries many visitors to defensivecarry.com, a website devoted to the delights and pitfalls of life with a hidden gun, is whether their “concealed-carry” permits will be valid outside the state in which they are issued. Can they take their guns on holiday with them? Can they pack them in their checked bags for a flight? What if their plane is diverted to a spot like New York, which makes it exceedingly difficult to carry a gun? And if they cannot bring their guns with them, how will they defend themselves and their loved ones when threatened?

Gun issue represents tough politics for Obama
Boston Globe, Nov. 24, 2011 -- WASHINGTON—They are fuzzy about some issues but the Republican presidential candidates leave little doubt about where they stand on gun rights.

Administration Backtracks On Recreational Shooting In Parks
Fox News, Nov. 23, 2011 -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will not impose new restrictions on recreational shooting on public lands, a Thanksgiving gift for thousands of gun owners and hunters concerned about a draft plan to limit target shooting near residential areas.

Lesson of White House strafing: Limit guns now
Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 21, 2011 -- Protest has returned to Egypt’s Tahrir Square; the Bears won their fifth in a row; a man stands accused of strafing the White House; China warns of a long recession.

More women are using guns for fun and protection
Detroit Free Press, Nov. 20, 2011 -- On a recent Saturday morning, Debra Robinson, 52, of Macomb Township drove two hours to spend the day learning about and practicing shooting guns.

The Guns That Got Away
Businessweek, Nov. 17, 2011 -- The inside story of how U.S. agents paid firearm dealer Mike Detty to send weapons into Mexico—and why it all went wrong

Shooters Heard: Interior Will Not Ban Target Practice
US News, Nov. 17, 2011 -- Under fire from gun owners concerned about draft guidelines that could limit areas for target practice on western public lands, the Interior Department today said it would make sure shooters still have access to lands long available for firearms recreation.

House Approves Concealed Firearm Permit Bill
Fox News, Nov. 16, 2011 -- WASHINGTON –  A state permit to carry a concealed firearm would be valid in almost every state in the country under legislation the House passed Wednesday.

Have concealed-carry permit, will travel - Seung Min Kim
Politico, Nov. 16, 2011 -- Packing Bags, Packing Heat. Every state except Illinois allows concealed weapons, but state laws range from requiring no special permit to issuing them under more stringent conditions.

What's Wrong With Making It Easier To Carry A Gun Across State Lines?
Fox News, Nov. 15, 2011 -- Congress is expected to vote Tuesday on whether concealed carry gun licenses should be treated the same way we treat driver's licenses for cars. With 245 co-sponsors in the House, the only question is whether there are the 290 votes necessary to override President Obama's veto.

New Shooting Range Combines Guns, Girls and Glamour
8 News Now, Nov. 11, 2011 -- LAS VEGAS - Machine Guns Vegas is a far cry from your standard shooting range."This is something that's brand new to Las Vegas," said Machine Guns Vegas Director of Sales and Marketing Lianne Heck. "It's got a very high-end lounge feeling and nothing like a normal gun range."

TSA Confiscates More Than 1,000 Guns From Airplane Passengers in 2011
ABC News, Nov. 10, 2011 -- Transportation Security Administration officers have confiscated more than 1,000 guns that were discovered by security personnel as passengers traveled through airport security screenings so far this year, the head of the TSA said.

Government's Fast and Furious operation sparks gun control discussion
Deseret News, Nov. 10, 2011 -- The Obama administration’s Fast and Furious operation was fundamentally different than the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver, but it should be an impetus for increased gun control, administration officials said in recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

Democratic Lawmakers Urge Obama to Veto Gun Measure
The New York Times, Nov. 10, 2011 -- Two lawmakers are calling on President Obama to issue a veto threat against gun legislation working its way through Congress that would make it easier for people to carry concealed handguns across state lines, signifying growing concern among Democrats that the measure may reach the president’s desk.

Holder decries 'gotcha games' in Fast and Furious testimony
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 8, 2011 -- Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called a botched gun-tracking scheme hatched by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the Southwest border “flawed in its concept, and flawed in its execution” in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Holder regrets misleading Fast and Furious letter
TwinCities.com, Nov. 8, 2011 -- WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder expressed regret today that the Justice Department sent Congress a misleading letter early this year rejecting allegations of serious problems in the arms trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious.

After 'Fast And Furious,' Holder To Blame Congress For Not Supporting ATF
Fox News, Nov. 8, 2011 -- Attorney General Eric Holder, under pressure over his department's handling of "Operation Fast and Furious," said at the start of a Senate hearing Tuesday morning that Congress is not doing enough to support the agency responsible for the botched operation.

License sales down in Wisconsin for gun deer season
Area DNR official expects overall deer herd numbers to exceed 1 million
Hearld Times Reporter, Nov. 5, 2011 -- GREEN BAY — License sales for Wisconsin's gun deer season are running behind last year's pace, but the state Department of Natural Resources still predicts a strong turnout when the nine-day season opens Nov. 19.

Four California police agencies linked to probe of illegal gun sales
Boston Herald, Nov. 5, 2011 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The federal probe into suspected illegal gun sales by local law enforcement officers involves at least four major police agencies in the Sacramento region, officials confirmed Friday.

Eric Holder has a gun problem
The Hill, Nov. 5, 2011 -- As the chief law enforcement officer Attorney General Eric Holder came out swinging in the first months of the Obama administration as he pushed to reinstate the assault weapons ban, pointing to the rising levels of violence in Mexico and increased presence of U.S. guns south of the border.

Guns allowed in gallery of Wisconsin capitol, but not cameras or signs
Warrenville Press, Nov. 4, 2011 -- Republican state legislators in Wisconsin apparently give greater weight to the Second Amendment than to the First.

Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves
WYFF4.com, Oct. 31, 2011 -- SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff is known for speaking his mind, and at a news conference on Monday, he didn't hold back his anger and frustration after a woman was attacked in a park over the weekend.

Most of guns stolen from LAPD may have hit black market
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 29, 2011 -- Just three of about 30 weapons taken from a SWAT building have been found. Police had altered the guns to fire only plastic pellets, but it's possible to convert them back to lethal use.

ATF gunwalker update: Eric Holder to testify on Fast and Furious
CBS News, Oct. 28, 2011 -- CBS News has learned Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee regarding "Fast and Furious." The hearing will take place Dec. 8th.

Holder's days as attorney general may be numbered as resignation calls double overnight
The Daily Caller, Oct. 28, 2011 -- Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure in the Obama administration may be coming to an end. At least eight members of Congress have now called on Holder to resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

Gallup: Self-reported gun ownership rises, especially among women, Dems
The Daily Caller, Oct. 27, 2011 -- Skeezeballs and perverts beware: Ladies have access to guns these days, and they aren't afraid to talk about it.

Scott Walker Developing Plan To Allow Guns In Wisconsin State Capitol
The Huffington Post, Oct. 27, 2011 -- The administration of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is developing a plan to allow guns in most parts of the Wisconsin State Capitol, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Under the plan, the state Supreme Court hearing room would not allow guns.

Gun Transport Rules To Change With Concealed Carry Law
Channel3000.com, Oct. 27, 2011 -- MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's concealed carry law goes into effect Nov. 1, and it not only changes how guns are carried on a person, it also changes the way guns can be transported.

Gun buyer linked to federal agent's murder to plead guilty
CBSNews, Oct. 27, 2011 -- A Dallas County man linked to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata agreed to plead guilty to weapons violations.

8 City Officers Charged in Gun Smuggling Case
The New York Times, Oct. 26, 2011 -- Eight current and former New York police officers were arrested on Tuesday and charged in federal court with accepting thousands of dollars in cash to drive a caravan of firearms into the state, an act of corruption that brazenly defied the city’s strenuous efforts to get illegal guns off the streets.

ATF boss unfazed by gun probe
Oct. 26, 2011 — The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is pledging to continue a crackdown on firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico — despite embarrassing revelations about an ATF gun probe on the Southwest border.

CCRKBA to Bloomberg: 'Explain This One' After NYPD Cops Busted for Gun Smuggling
The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 25, 2011 -- Bellevue, Wash./PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Michael Bloomberg has been running around blaming gun laws in other states for his city's crime problems, eight New York City police officers were allegedly involved in a gun smuggling operation "right under his nose," the Citizens Committee for the Right O Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Poll: Don't take away guns
Politico, Oct. 26, 2011 -- Support for gun control is at its lowest level in more than 50 years, according to a recent Gallup Poll.

Man who checked loaded gun in baggage at LAX may face charges
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 24, 2011 -- The Los Angeles city attorney's office will decide whether to bring charges against a man who packed a loaded gun in his checked luggage en route from Los Angeles to Portland on Sunday, officials said.

Milwaukee shooting case puts focus on gun rights
Court will rule if it was murder of justified
Oct. 22, 2011 -- Wisconsin residents planning to carry concealed weapons after a new state law takes effect next month may want to follow a trial set to start Monday in Milwaukee.

Handgun law riles activists - they'll carry rifles
San Francisco Gate, Oct. 22, 2011 -- SAN LEANDRO -- Now that a new California law banning the open carrying of pistols is loaded for action, the big guns are coming out.

Eric Schneiderman Warns Reid, McConnell Not To Pass Concealed Weapons Bill
The Huffington Post, Oct. 20, 2011 -- WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to derail a bill that would require states that allow concealed carrying of guns to recognize each other's permits.

The Never-ending Saga of Firearms Ownership in New Jersey
YouTube, Oct. 19, 2011 -- If you want to know the REAL story of how difficult and convoluted firearms ownership is in New Jersey. Grab a seat and be prepared to be informed and entertained.

Concealed gun permit may be easier to get in Fresno
ABC 30, Oct. 18, 2011 -- FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The city of Fresno will consider an ordinance designed to make it easier for some residents to legally carry concealed hand guns.

Senators: V.A. has denied gun rights to more than 100,000 veterans
The Daily Caller, Oct. 18, 2011 -- They pledged to support and defend the Constitution, but the office of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr says more than 100,000 U.S. military veterans may be being improperly denied one of the most fundamental rights they swore to protect.

Badger Guns to surrender license, police say
Journal Sentinel Online, Oct. 18, 2011 -- A West Milwaukee gun shop that sold firearms used to wound Milwaukee police officers and has been a top seller of crime guns is surrendering its license.

Sen. John Cornyn: No more 'Fast and Furious' gun programs
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 18, 2011 -- Targeting the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is seeking to prevent the Justice Department from conducting any future such programs.

Illegal gun dealer who sold rifle used to kill Seattle cop pleads guilty
Seattle PI, Oct. 17, 2011 -- An Olympia man who sold the gun that allegedly was laster used to kill a Seattle police officer has pleaded guilty to illegal gun selling.

'Fast & Furious': How a botched operation spawned fatal results
The Washington Times, Oct. 17, 2011 -- The central characters in the failed “Fast and Furious” firearms investigation were 19 men and one woman, all legal residents of the U.S., accused of laying down hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit cash at Phoenix-area gun shops to buy an arsenal of high-powered weapons for Mexican drug smugglers.

Justice Department Accuses Issa Of 'Mischaracterizing' Evidence In Probe Of Operation Fast And Furious
Fox News, Oct. 17, 2011 -- The Justice Department is accusing the Republican congressman who is leading an investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious" of "mischaracterizing evidence" and "maligning" federal law enforcement officials by questioning Sunday whether the FBI was trying to cover up the existence of a third gun at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's murder last year.

Campus Notebook: Battle for Concealed Firearms in D.C. Stalls
Roll Call, Oct. 17, 2011 -- An effort to allow gun owners from other states to carry concealed weapons in the District of Columbia was foiled last week in a surprise victory for D.C. statehood advocates.

AP Exclusive: Second Bush-Era Gun-Smuggling Probe
NPR, Oct. 14, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Bush administration gun-trafficking investigation has surfaced using the same controversial tactic for which congressional Republicans have been criticizing the Obama administration.

Gun Groups Decry 'Unacceptable' Proposal To Ban Target Shooting On Western Parkland
Fox News, Oct. 14, 2011 -- Gun enthusiasts are rallying opposition to a string of new federal proposals that could close off hundreds of thousands of acres in the open West to target shooting.

Obama Talked About "Fast & Furious" Months Before Holder Claimed He Knew
Real Clear Politics, Oct. 13, 2011 -- CNN's John King plays Holder's testimony to Congress on MAY 3, 2011, where he said he had only just recently heard about the Fast & Furious gunrunning program. "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

"Gunwalking" subpoena for AG Holder imminent
CBS News, Oct. 11, 2011 -- (CBS News)  CBS News has learned a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could go out as early as Tuesday, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious.

Oregon provides ammo to gun lobby
Arizona Daily Wildcat, Oct. 10, 2011 -- Gun enthusiasts, rejoice: Oregon has overturned a firearms ban and undermined the safety of its universities.

California Gov. Enacts Ban On Open Handgun Carrying
Fox News, Oct. 10, 2011 -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Gov. Jerry Brown's says he has signed a measure that bans the open carrying of handguns in California.

Gov. Brown caps a month of bill signings, vetoes
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10, 2011 -- Reporting from Sacramento— Gov. Jerry Brown announced early Monday that he had outlawed the open carrying of handguns in public in California, a controversial practice that top law enforcement officials had denounced as dangerous.

Smuggled U.S. ammo feeds drug wars
USA Today, Oct. 8, 2011 -- PHOENIX -- Every year, thousands of guns are smuggled into Mexico from the United States, fueling the brutal drug-cartel wars and stirring outrage on both sides of the border.

Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8, 2011 -- Guns illegally purchased under the ATF operation were found in April hidden in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, court records show.

Holder Challenges 'Fast And Furious' Allegations In Scathing Letter To Congress
Fox News, Oct. 7, 2011 -- Attorney General Eric Holder, under new pressure from Republicans over when he learned of "Operation Fast and Furious," has mounted his most forceful defense to date, accusing critics of using "irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric" and insisting his statements have been "truthful and accurate." 

Arizona sheriffs blast gun-smuggling operation
Yahoo! News, Oct. 7, 2011 -- PHOENIX (AP) — Ten Arizona sheriffs slammed the Obama administration on Friday over a botched federal operation that that lost track of up to 1,400 high-powered rifles sold to suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug gangs.

Obama: 'Complete confidence' in Holder
Politico, Oct. 6, 2011 -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he had “complete confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder over his handling of the Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation.

'Calm down' about Fast and Furious gun sting, ATF acting director says
The Washington Post, Oct. 5, 2011 -- The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a major shake-up of his agency Wednesday and urged Washington insiders to “calm down” about the latest revelations surrounding a controversial ATF gun operation.

Darrell Issa to Eric Holder: Admit you knew
Politico, Oct. 5, 2011 -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is turning up the heat on Eric Holder, demanding the attorney general “come forward and at least admit” he knew about Operation Fast and Furious long before he told Congress he learned about the gun program.

ATF officials demoted in latest Fast and Furious fallout
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 5, 2011 -- Two top supervisors at ATF headquarters in Washington -- the deputy director and the assistant director for all field operations -- have been reassigned as the beleaguered agency attempts to remake itself amid the fallout from a failed gun-tracking operation along the Southwest border called Fast and Furious, according to two sources briefed on the changes.

Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF Mexico gun program
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 4, 2011 -- Memos from 2010 show some in senior positions were aware of tactics used in a surveillance operation in which firearms were allowed into Mexico in a failed effort to catch drug cartel leaders.

ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010
CBS News, Oct. 3, 2011 -- WASHINGTON - New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

House Republicans Request Special Counsel To Probe Holder On 'Fast And Furious'
Fox News, Oct. 3, 2011 -- EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

Supreme Court won't review gun rights outside of home
Fox4KC.com, Oct. 3, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider whether an individual's right to own guns includes carrying a firearm outside the home, staying out of one of the nation's most divisive social, political and legal issues.

Bombshell: DOJ Considering Elimination of ATF
Townhall, Sept. 30, 2011 -- Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ  and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF

White House sends Hill Fast & Furious docs, but withholds some
Politico, Sept. 30, 2011 -- The White House sent another installment of documents to Congress on Friday detailing White House staffers' knowledge about the controversial "Operation Fast & Furious" gunrunning probe run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Company will load loved ones' ashes into ammunition
USA Today, Sept. 30, 2011 -- A pair of Alabama conservation enforcement officers think they've come up with the perfect way for avid hunters to honor their loved ones for eternity.

'Chicks with Guns': 15 million US women pack heat
Today, Sept. 29, 2011 -- Pop quiz: Name one accessory that grandmothers, moms, girls, wealthy socialites, middle-class females and low-income women might be likely to own — and cherish — all across America.

Ruling allows guns on campus
The Oregon Court of Appeals strikes down a state administrative rule that bans firearms on OUS property
The Register-Guard, Sept. 29, 2011 -- People licensed to carry concealed weapons can’t be barred from bringing guns onto university campuses, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

New Fla. gun law has local officials scrambling
The Miami Herald, Sept. 29, 2011 -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Local officials across Florida are scrambling to repeal gun control ordinances, including bans on firearms in parks, buildings and other public places, before a new state law takes effect.

Obama evades 'Fast and Furious' questions from Latino media
The Daily Caller, Sept. 28, 2011 -- During a White House roundtable with three Spanish-language media outlets on Wednesday, President Barack Obama skated around questions about Operation Fast and Furious.

Gun crime continues to decrease, despite increase in gun sales
The Daily Caller, Sept. 28, 2011 -- Despite increases in gun sales, gun crimes continued to decrease in the United States for the fourth straight year in 2010, according to the FBI.

Informant helped smuggle guns to Mexico, investigators say
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 28, 2011 -- The FBI/DEA informant helped get the guns from the Fast and Furious operation over the border, congressional investigators say.

NRA, San Francisco battle over gun-control laws
San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 27, 2011 -- San Francisco attempted to strengthen two local gun-control laws Tuesday to protect from legal challenges that could strike them from the books.

Documents Detail ATF Involvement In 'Fast And Furious'
Fox News, Sept. 27, 2011 -- The following documents detail the role the ATF played in buying and selling weapons as part of its controversial "Fast and Furious" operation.

U.S. Government Used Taxpayer Funds To Buy, Sell Weapons During 'Fast And Furious,' Documents Show
Fox News, Sept. 26, 2011 -- Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel -- the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared. 

Republicans Step Up Pressure On Holder As More Details Surface On 'Fast And Furious'
Fox News, Sept. 23, 2011 -- Congressional Republicans once again are turning up the heat on Attorney General Eric Holder, asking more questions about whether he had a role in the controversial anti-gunrunning operation known as "Fast and Furious."

Lawmakers Claim Justice Inspector Obstructed Probe Into 'Fast And Furious'
Fox News, Sept. 21, 2011 -- The inspector general of the Department of Justice undermined and obstructed a congressional investigation by releasing secret tape recordings that corroborate allegations of misconduct in "Operation Fast and Furious," according to a letter written by Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley.

Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley: DOJ compromised gun probe
Politico, Sept. 22, 2011 -- Two top Republicans looking into the bungled “Fast and Furious” gun operation have accused the Department of Justice’s Inspector General of undermining their investigation.

House takes aim at concealed-carry laws
The Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2011 -- FORTY-EIGHT STATES — 49 in November, when Wisconsin joins the pack — allow their residents to carry concealed weapons. Illinois remains the only holdout.

ATF 'Fast and Furious' secret audio recordings reveal concerns about whistleblower
CBS News, Sept. 20, 2011 -- In a series of secretly recorded audio tapes believe to have been recorded last March and obtained by CBS News, an Arizona gun dealer and an ATF agent involved with ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation worried about the unraveling scandal

Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 19, 2011 -- Top Mexican officials say the U.S. kept them in the dark. One official was stunned to learn that the cartel hit men who killed her brother had assault rifles from Fast and Furious in their arsenal.

Secret recordings raise new questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' operation
CBS News, Sept. 19, 2011 -- WASHINGTON - CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent.

Open-carry gun control bill in Gov. Brown's hands
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 17, 2011 -- A measure to bar Californians from openly carrying weapons is supported by Sheriff Baca and LAPD Chief Beck, but opposed by 2nd Amendment activists who pack heat in coffee shops and restaurants.

S.F. gun laws under fire
San Francisco Gate, Sept. 16, 2011 -- San Francisco is a target of the gun-rights lobby, which, armed with a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, hopes to eliminate gun-control laws passed by cities, counties and states.

House Weighs Bill To Make Gun Permits Valid Across State Lines
Fox News, Sept. 13, 2011 -- Lawmakers are considering a House bill that would give Americans who hold permits to carry firearms in their home states the right to carry their weapons across state lines.

Fired for pulling gun on robbers, pharmacist sues
Today People, Sept. 12, 2011 -- A Michigan pharmacist who fought off armed attackers by firing a gun of his own to thwart a robbery attempt in May was hailed by many as a hero.

Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 11, 2011 -- When federal agents with Operation Fast and Furious told Andre Howard to sell weapons to illegal purchasers, he complied, but he feared someone would get hurt. Then a border agent was shot.

Florida forces cities to pull local gun laws
Times Union, Sept. 11, 2011 -- MIAMI -- The signs -- "No Guns Allowed" -- are being stripped from many Florida parks, government buildings, libraries and airports. And local ordinances that bar people from shooting weapons in their yards, firing up into the air or taking a gun into an airport are coming off the books.

Michigan Walgreens Pharmacist Jeremy Hoven Fired After Shooting at Robbers
ABC News, Sept. 10, 2011 -- In Benton Township, Michigan, two armed robbers wearing masks burst into a near-deserted Walgreens at 4:30 a.m. To pharmacist Jeremy Hoven, it was a prescription for trouble. So he filled it with hot lead.

Senate makes openly carrying gun a crime
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 8, 2011 -- The state Senate acted Thursday to prohibit California handgun owners from openly carrying their weapons in public, siding with law enforcement officials who say it wastes their time responding to false alarms of armed suspects and creates a risk of confrontation.

Holder Denies Prior Knowledge Of 'Fast And Furious'
Fox News, Sept. 7, 2011 -- The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.

Republicans refuse to confirm leader for ATF despite its troubles
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 7, 2011 -- Former officials say the agency, which ran a botched sting operation, needs a permanent director to guide it. But nominees to the post have met opposition from gun-rights groups.

Temple student exchanges fire with robbers; two injured
The Philadelphia Enquirer, Sept. 6, 2011 -- A Temple University student who was approached by robbers outside his off-campus apartment drew his own weapon and exchanged gunfire with the thieves early Monday, police said.

US Authorities Investigate Incursion By Mexican Federal Police
Dove Hunters Fired Upon
KVIA.com, Sept. 2, 2011 -- EL PASO -- Border Patrol officials are investigating an incursion by Mexican federal police into the united States on Thursday morning.

White House received emails about Fast and Furious gun operation
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 2, 2011 -- Reporting from Washington— Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.

Evidence Suggests Cover-Up In ATF Scandal, As More Guns Appear At Crime Scenes
Fox News, Sept. 2, 2011 -- Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

New ATF chief B. Todd Jones joins an agency shaken by guns scandal
The Washington Post, Sept 1, 2011 -- He is a former Marine who has twice served as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, the first African American to hold that post. He’s a movie buff who likes to show clips from films during meetings to explain a point. He’s the father of five, a University of Minnesota law school graduate and a former military judge advocate.

Two Fall in Gun Scandal
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 31, 2011 -- Two senior officials who helped oversee a troubled federal operation targeting gun trafficking were ousted Tuesday. Kenneth Melson, acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was reassigned to a new post in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, the department said Tuesday. Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke resigned.

Why Obama administration's Fast and Furious troubles may not be over
The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 30, 2011 -- In the Fast and Furious operation, ATF agents lost track of as many as 2,500 high-powered firearms. Acting Director Kenneth Melson has stepped down, but a congressional investigation will continue.

Dennnis Burke's exit as U.S. attorney clouds his future
Politico, Aug. 30, 2011 -- Dennis Burke, one of Arizona’s most prominent and well-connected Democratic political figures, abruptly resigned as the state’s top federal prosecutor Tuesday, stirring doubts about earlier expectations that he might mount a bid for governor, attorney general or U.S. senator.

Amid controversy, ATF gets a new acting director
The Daily Caller, Aug. 30, 2011 -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department replaced three officials Tuesday who played critical roles in a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major gun-trafficking networks on the Southwest border.

ATF undercover operation takes illegal guns and drugs off streets, 60 indicted (updated)
Cleveland.com, Aug. 30, 2011 -- MANSFIELD, Ohio -- A yearlong undercover operation in which federal agents running a jersey-and-sneaker store named Tredz also purchased illegally obtained guns and drugs netted more than 60 indictments.

Kenneth Melson Resigns As ATF Chief Over 'Fast And Furious' Gun Trafficking Operation
Huffington Post, Aug. 30, 2011 -- Kenneth Melson is out as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Cheney tells inside story of how he bucked administration on 2nd Amendment
The Daily Caller, Aug. 26, 2011 -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney's autobiographical book offers new information about a rare instance of Cheney breaking with his own administration's official policy on a Second Amendment appeals court ruling, angering a top aide to then-President George W. Bush.

S.A. gun store sues ATF
My San Antonia, Aug. 25, 2011 -- A San Antonio gun shop is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, arguing the agency exceeded its authority by ordering licensed dealers to report some rifle sales.

Iowa in middle of lead-shot skirmish
USA Today, Aug. 24, 2011 -- DES MOINES – A decision by a panel of Iowa lawmakers last week allowing lead ammunition for dove-hunting is the latest salvo in a national battle over whether hunters should be permitted to use traditional lead shot and bullets.

Gun Makers Set Sights on Female Buyers
NPR (All Things Considered), Aug. 18, 2011 -- For years, gun stores were predominantly patronized by men. But these days, shooting ranges and shops selling firearms are seeing more female customers than ever before, and that has them changing the way they do business.

Holder requests Fast and Furious docs from Issa, Grassley for ‘independent’ investigation
The Daily Caller, Aug. 17, 2011 -- New details about Operation Fast and Furious cast doubt on the ability of the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General to conduct an “independent” and fair investigation, congressional Republican investigators say.

Promotions of 'Fast and Furious' officials draw Texan's wrath
The Washington Times, Aug. 16, 2011 -- A senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday described as “inconceivable” a Justice Department decision to promote key Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) personnel who oversaw the controversial “Fast and Furious” weapons investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to be walked into Mexico.

Guns permitted, crimes drop
Don Surber, Aug. 16, 2011 -- So Virginia, how is that law that allows people with concealed weapons permits to carry their firearms into bars and restaurants working out for you?

ATF promotes supervisors from border gun operation
Los Angeles Times, Aug. 14, 2011 -- The three, who have been criticized for pushing on with the border weapons sting even as it came apart, receive new management jobs in Washington.

Cases lining up to ask Supreme Court to clarify Second Amendment rights
The Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2011 -- A funny thing has happened in the three years since gun-rights activists won their biggest victory at the Supreme Court. They’ve been on a losing streak in the lower courts.

Gun Owner Retires Carjacker
You Tube, Aug. 10, 2011 -- Carjacking in Detroit ends in death of suspect. An armed thug was fatally shot while carjacking a Detroit man, who has a concealed weapons license.

Gun crimes drop at Virginia bars and restaurants
Richmond Times-Distpatch, Aug. 14, 2011 -- Virginia's bars and restaurants did not turn into shooting galleries as some had feared during the first year of a new state law that allows patrons with permits to carry concealed guns into alcohol-serving businesses, a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis found.

Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign (Josh Gerstein)
Politico, Aug. 12, 2011 -- President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels.

Pro-Gun Group's Call to Sell Seized Weapons Advances to States
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 11, 2011 -- In the coming months, state legislators are likely to find a bill crossing their desks that requires law enforcement agencies to auction guns confiscated in crimes rather than destroy them, as many do now.

States Pitch a Lifestyle to Lure Gun Makers From Their Longtime Homes
The New York Times, Aug. 9, 2011 -- For more than a century, the nation’s firearms industry, including iconic brands like Colt, Smith & Wesson and Winchester, has been concentrated in Northeastern and Midwestern states that now have restrictive gun-control laws.

Police urge holster use after man shoots his own penis
USA Today, Aug. 8, 2011 -- CHANDLER, Ariz. — As Joshua Seto, 27, and his fiance, Cara Christopher, walked to a local grocery store last week for refreshments, he tried securing her pink handgun in the front waistband of his pants.

Gun show buys lead to arrests
Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, Aug. 9, 2011 -- DAYTON — Two years after a local gun show was a target of a New York City investigation highlighting a loophole in federal firearms laws, local authorities arrested four men Saturday on a variety of weapons violations.

ATF operation focused on man who bought more than 700 guns
USA Today, August 9, 2011 -- When Uriel Patino walked into a Glendale, Ariz., gun store last August and placed an order for 20 handguns, federal gun agents already knew the 25-year-old man as the most prolific figure in a trafficking ring that was supplying hundreds of guns to Mexico's brutal Sinoloa drug cartel, according to federal court documents and congressional investigators.

TSA called in after passenger at DIA checks loaded gun in with luggage
The Denver Post, Aug. 8, 2011 -- A man flew from Denver to Kansas City on Sunday, but his pistol stayed behind. Early Sunday morning, a man flying on Frontier Airlines checked his bag at the counter without telling airline agents he had packed a loaded gun. Transportation Security Administration agents doing a routine screen on checked baggage found the gun and called Denver police at about 6:45 a.m.

Local lawmen give support to conceal carry
The Beacon News (a Chicago Sun-Times Publication), Aug. 6, 2011 -- The Illinois Legislature may still be divided on allowing residents to carry concealed weapons, but Fox Valley police chiefs and sheriffs are much less split. Of 10 local law enforcement leaders contacted by The Beacon-News, none said they opposed concealed carry.

Albuquerque gun store owner challenging ATF rule
San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 6, 2011 -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—An Albuquerque gun store has sued over a federal requirement that weapons dealers in four border states must report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.

South Florida gun laws: South Florida cites, counties forced to scrap gun laws
NRA-backed state law forbids local regulation of firearms
Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 6, 2011 -- The no-guns-allowed sign already came down at Boca Raton City Hall, and firearm bans at other public buildings, parks and beaches across South Florida are soon to go.

Proposed U.N. Treaty to Regulate Global Firearms Trade Raising Concerns for U.S. Gun Makers
Fox News, Aug. 5, 2011 -- A controversial U.N. proposed treaty aimed at regulating guns worldwide has been shrouded by confusion and misinformation.

Gun shops target new ATF requirement
The Prescott Daily Courier, Aug. 5, 2011 -- A local gun store is part of a lawsuit against the federal government challenging a new reporting requirement for gun dealers in the Southwest.

Guns Groups to Sue Over New Obama Regulations, DOJ Vows To 'Vigorously Oppose'
Fox News, Aug. 3, 2011 -- Gun industry representatives said they would file lawsuits Wednesday challenging new gun-control measures by the Obama administration, an effort the nation's top lawyer vowed to "vigorously oppose."

Cuomo signs law aimed at domestic violence, guns
The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 2, 2011 -- ALBANY, N.Y. — A new law bars those convicted of misdemeanors in domestic violence cases from buying firearms.


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