Firearms used in homicides often purchased illegally

By Kelsey Jukam, Aaron Maybin and Jordan Rubio

A News21 analysis of the FBI’s national database of supplementary homicide reports found that across the country, 17,422 black men between a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… Kildee introduced an amendment that would add $15 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives budget to fund partnerships of local and federal organizations to “go af …"

State lawmakers take aim at federal gun control

By Justine McDaniel, Robby Korth and Jessica Boehm

A growing collection of state legislatures seeks to disqualify federal gun control laws

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… n't give you any assistance. So in other words, no state police help with (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) raids, no local law enforcement enforcing a federal gun law, none of that …"

"… ed he would manufacture a Montana-made rifle, but he was challenged by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, so he sued for his right to make the guns. Eventually, the suit made it …"

Writer to discuss ATF story on 'Washington Journal'

By The Center for Public Integrity

Alan Berlow will appear on 'Washington Journal' to discuss his recent story about the ATF

Excerpts from this story referencing "ATF":

"… e Center for Public Integrity, Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF. In his article, Berlow reports on how Congressional restrictions and the …"

Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Bureau of Investigation":

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

ATF's struggle to close down firearms dealers

By Fred Schulte

Agency's crippled oversight of the industry means troubled gun dealers can stay open for years.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Rifle Association":

"…   ATF criticized By contrast, some gun-rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, have blasted ATF oversight as arbitrary and unfair — and are lobbying t …"

Internet ammunition sales draw scrutiny

By Fred Schulte

Legislators want to crack down, but NRA says history shows regulation is not effective

Excerpts from this story referencing "ATF":

"… of the wrong hands. Officials supported loosening regulation at that time. ATF spokesman Mike Campbell said in an interview that the agency no longer com …"

House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

By The Associated Press

The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… k about them publicly.In Operation Fast and Furious, agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives abandoned the agency's usual practice of intercepting all weapons they bel …"

A 'Fast and Furious' fight in the House

By Gordon Witkin

ATF investigation that led to contempt vote has a complicated past

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… ely vote on a contempt of Congress recommendation against Attorney General Eric Holder. No sitting attorney general has ever faced a contempt vote.Against that b …"

Attorney General Holder, Issa square off over Fast and Furious documents

By The Associated Press

Chairman of House Oversight Committee faces off with Justice Dept. during Fast and Furious testimony

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Terry":

"… d the U.S., including a murder scene in Nogales, Ariz., where border agent Brian Terry was slain.Issa's allegation was fueled by documents turned over Friday nig …"

Fallout from Fast and Furious probe claims two high-level victims

By Corbin Hiar

Two federal officials lose their jobs in the aftermath of a controversial federal gun investigation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Minnesota":

"… be replaced as acting ATF director by B. Todd Jones, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota and the chair of the Attorney General Advisory Committee, which counsels A …"

Darrell Issa's tangled business and congressional interests

By Jeremy Borden

Do Darrell Issa's personal and congressional interests intersect?

Excerpts from this story referencing "iWatch News":

"… vists David and Charles Koch and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, iWatch News reported in February.iWatch News also profiled Issa, including his big PAC …"

"… the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, iWatch News reported in February.iWatch News also profiled Issa, including his big PAC contributors and revolving door …"

"… gun-smuggling operation nicknamed Fast and Furious reported extensively by iWatch News.Issa maintains a stake as a board member in DEI, an electronics company th …"

"… ompany XM while he stood to benefit. Those ties were the subject of a 2007 iWatch News investigation. …"

House hearing probes 'Fast and Furious' missteps, reveals White House link

By Corbin Hiar

GOP investigators criticize ATF gun-running probe, reveal White House link

Excerpts from this story referencing "ATF":

"… names, the House investigators did manage to produce an email linking the ATF's troubled Phoenix field division to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. William New …"

"… nix field division to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. William Newell, the former ATF special- agent-in-charge of the Phoenix office who helped concoct the Fast …"

"… end of his in the White House, detailing his office's plans for explaining ATF's broader border enforcement efforts to the press. O'Reilly was until rece …"

"… Reilly the two internal media briefing documents he’d attached about the ATF's border enforcement strategy, known as Gun Runner. By this time the Fast …"

Justice Department enacts rule for reporting of rifle sales along the Southwest border

By Corbin Hiar

The Justice Department has implemented a controversial rule to require reporting of multiple rifle sales along the border

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… rifles, a controversial regulation that has been sought for months by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The rule applies only to semi-automatic rifles greater than .22 cal …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington":

"… r’s note, September 19, 2013: The tragic shootings this week at the Washington Navy Yard have rekindled debate over what more might be done to keep firea …"

"… on the records that it does have. The NICS headquarters, four hours from Washington on a West Virginia hill top, has the look and feel of a finely honed retai …"

"… lth has created a major new stumbling block. The Violence Policy Center, a Washington-based gun control group, charged that the measure showed how the legislati …"

"… Kristen Mahoney, president of the National Criminal Justice Association, a Washington-based nonprofit advocacy group of state and local law enforcement official …"

Family, agents decry "reckless" ATF gun operation on Mexican border

By Amy Biegelsen

Family of slain ATF agent testify at Congressional hearing on how guns slipped across border

Excerpts from this story referencing "Chuck Schumer":

"… Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement.Joined by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Feinstein called on Co …"

Forecast improving for proposed rule aimed at border gun trafficking

By David Heath

Controversial proposal to curb gun smuggling into Mexico likely to pass tracking

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… imed at helping to curb gun smuggling into Mexico has survived a battle in Congress and could go into effect within two months.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …"

Assistant attorney general's office approved wiretap in controversial gun probe

By John Solomon and David Heath

High-level Justice Department officials approved wiretap in controversial gun probe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Terry":

"… were found near  the scene  of the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last December, though ATF says they were not the murder weapons.The newly …"

Rep. Issa, Attorney General Holder clash over ATF gun trafficking probe

By David Heath

ATF is still on the hot seat for Fast and Furious investigation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… gainst higher-ups in the trafficking organization.” …"

IMPACT: Issa threatens ATF with contempt for withholding documents in gun probe

By David Heath

Issa threatens ATF with contempt for not producing documents

Excerpts from this story referencing "law enforcement":

"… ouse committee chairman threatened Wednesday to hold the head of a federal law enforcement agency in contempt for not producing subpoenaed documents about a gun-smug …"

Gun shy: Firearms dealer worried ATF would let weapons slip to bad guy

By John Solomon

Arizona firearms dealer worried guns involved in ATF sting would end up with bad guys

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… ssley wrote in a letter delivered late Wednesday night to Attorney General Eric Holder.Grassley has repeatedly accused the department of stonewalling congression …"

E-mails allege strife within ATF over Grassley probe

By David Heath

E-mails reveal strife within ATF over Grassley probe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… . Grassley was planning to talk about these concerns with Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the e-mails.The ATF on Feb. 3 then drafted an e-mail to be s …"

Weak laws, paltry resources hinder gun trafficking probes, say ATF backers

By David Heath

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is under fire, but supporters say the agency lacks the tools needed to conduct succe

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… export of weapons,” wrote five U.S. attorneys from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas last December as they lobbied for tougher sentencing …"

"… xico; Iknadosian’s lawyer said the conversation was mischaracterized.The Arizona U.S. Attorney wouldn’t bring charges against the gun dealer. The state A …"

Border agents unwittingly freed suspects near border with weapons from federal sting

Border agents unwittingly freed suspects near border with weapons from federal sting

Excerpts from this story referencing "law enforcement":

"… ajor Mexican gun running ring.The ATF had not yet flagged the weapons in a law enforcement database, and CBP wouldn’t alert its sister law enforcement agency to th …"

"… weapons in a law enforcement database, and CBP wouldn’t alert its sister law enforcement agency to the traffic stop for five months, delays that would prove fatefu …"

"… etion as a paperwork violation deserving of light punishment, according to law enforcement authorities. Without a specific gun trafficking statute, authorities say, …"

"… ght mind would let a gun go across the border knowing that it would kill a law enforcement officer or be used to kill others. But there’s no easy answer.”The fin …"

No guns in latest ATF raid were knowingly allowed to enter Mexico, prosecutor says

By Julie Vorman

A week after a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives whistleblower described how agents allowed hundreds of U.S. weapons to sl

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… nrunners, authorities rounded up the mayor and police chief of a small New Mexico town for allegedly conspiring to send weapons across the border.In a state …"

"… guns involved in the alleged conspiracy were knowingly allowed to go into Mexico.A federal indictment unsealed Thursday said the officials in tiny Columbus …"

"… iated Press.The defendants bought about 200 weapons to illegally export to Mexico from January 2010 through March 2011, authorities said. Twelve of the guns …"

"… 010 through March 2011, authorities said. Twelve of the guns were found in Mexico.Columbus Mayor Eddie Espinoza and Police Chief Angelo Vega were among 11 d …"

House Republicans ask for explanation of ATF gun tactics

By David Heath

A group of House Republicans are demanding the details of a federal investigation that enabled guns suspected of being bought by a drug cart

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mexico":

"… that enabled guns suspected of being bought by a drug cartel to slip into Mexico.The chairman and 13 other GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee ask …"

"… We find it ironic that the government allowed guns to be trafficked into Mexico as part of a program designed to stop guns from being trafficked into Mexi …"

"… xico as part of a program designed to stop guns from being trafficked into Mexico,” said a letter signed by the panel’s chairman, Lamar Smith, R-Texas, …"

"… es of long guns, as part of a larger effort to stem the flow of weapons to Mexico. The Justice Department says it is still seeking the new rule though the O …"

Napolitano quizzed on ATF probe, NRA weighs in

By David Heath

Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee today that she knew nothing of a shift in strategy that delayed arrests

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… arles Grassley, the Iowa Republican who has criticized the decision by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to let “thousands” of guns “walk” into Mexico as a means of …"

Grassley asks for independent investigator to probe ATF

By John Solomon

Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, demanded Tuesday that an independent watchdog be used to invest

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… of making a bigger criminal case.Grassley took issue with Attorney General Eric Holder's decision last week to ask the acting inspector general of the Justice De …"

Mexico demands information on controversial ATF gun investigation

By John Solomon

Mexico's foreign ministry is demanding information from the U.S. government on a controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Expl

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… istry is demanding information from the U.S. government on a controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that let more than 1,700 weapons pass through straw buyers for s …"

ATF let hundreds of U.S. weapons fall into hands of suspected Mexican gunrunners

By John Solomon, David Heath and Gordon Witkin

Front-line agents and Sen.Charles Grassley are sharply questioning a federal investigation that allowed hundreds of guns to move across the

Excerpts from this story referencing "ATF":

"… Grassley, the panel’s top Republican — who is spearheading a probe of ATF’s actions – said “it’s time to step back” and examine the policy …"

"… the department’s acting inspector general to evaluate the concerns about ATF’s investigative tactics.A Change in StrategyDodson told the Center he an …"

"… cept some of the weapons but their objections were repeatedly overruled by ATF supervisors. The supervisors instructed them to simply record the straw pu …"

"… an evolving change in the strategic direction of firearms investigations, ATF officials told the Center.Mark Chait, ATF’s assistant director in charge …"

Romanian weapons modified in the U.S. become scourge of Mexican drug war

By Rick Schmitt and Rick Young

Center story focused on Romanian weapon now targeted by Feinstein legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… "sporting purposes" test. Engel complained that over the past decade, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "has almost completely abrogated the ban on imported assault weapons." &nb …"

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