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Soldiers use electric saws to destroy rifles, handguns and other weapons turned in as part of the guns for cash program in Juarez.

In an effort to reduce gun smuggling, the Mexican government is suing a group of gun manufacturers — including Glock, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing and Colt’s Manufacturing — in the United States, and the first hearing was held last week in Boston. Read more»

The agency's crippled oversight of the industry means troubled gun dealers can stay open for years. Some don’t see an inspector for eight years or more. By law, ATF can inspect dealers once a year only and may revoke a license only when it believes the dealer “willfully” violated gun control laws. Read more»