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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ns and the influence of the NRA have limited the effectiveness of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The program will air on C-SPAN and is also available streaming online at …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… week's tragic events in Boston have once again put the troubled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the front lines of a major terrorism investigation. The Federal Bureau …"

"… e federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s gun laws — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Yes, the president announced his nomination of a full-time director for t …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ught or sold during the previous three years, according to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. These and other violations led ATF to revoke his license to sell guns in …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ord-keeping requirements. The NRA notes that officials of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had concluded by the 1980s that licensing ammo dealers for nearly two deca …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… — obscures some important context about the botched investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell I …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… r's suggestion to the risky "gun-walking" that the Phoenix division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed to take place in several gun-smuggling investigations that dated b …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ly intensified Tuesday with the reassignment of the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the resignation of the Phoenix U.S. attorney who oversaw the operation …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… cleared the bank.Earlier this year, Issa launched an investigation into a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ gun-smuggling operation nicknamed Fast and Furious reported extensively …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… Tuesday.While GOP lawmakers were largely unable to get six agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to name names, the House investigators did manage to produce an email link …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ture was very aware and careful where it drew the line in the law.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency does not comment on individual applications. Illinois qua …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… d Furious operation that knowingly let illegally purchased firearms go.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hoped that the guns would eventually lead agents to bigger cases against k …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… rvived a battle in Congress and could go into effect within two months.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking a pilot program to require gun dealers in California, Texas, Ne …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ico and the United States, in part because some front-line agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives opposed letting the weapons “walk” because of fears that might be used …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ght and Government Reform Committee,  has subpoenaed records from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regarding the agency’s so-called Fast and Furious gun smuggling investig …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ee, made the threat in a lettter to Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was the first time since 2008 that the committee cited its contempt au …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… border agents, according to evidence gathered by Senate investigators.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and federal prosecutors assured the dealer in e-mails that they were “co …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… provide what the law was.” …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… to Mexico is ludicrous,” Bouchard said.  …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… leged straw buyers in a federal sting and were supposed to be monitored by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents trying to bust a major Mexican gun running ring.The ATF had not yet …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… of the agency’s efforts to combat Mexican gun trafficking. …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… f the investigation by the Center for Public Integrity in their letter.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it allowed suspected straw buyers to purchase weapons over a period 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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… , demanded Tuesday that an independent watchdog be used to investigate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives decision to let hundreds of guns fall into the hands of straw buyers for s …"

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ore a major prosecution of Mexican drug lords, federal prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives permitted hundreds of guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw …"

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 …"

ATF’s ‘ad hoc’ efforts give tobacco smugglers a free pass

By Te-Ping Chen

Smuggling cigarettes in America has become a multi-billion-dollar business, robbing states of desperately needed tax money and fueling organ

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

"… s office took a tough look at the key federal regulator on the issue, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and found that the ATF has turned a blind eye to the business for years.O …"

SMOKE2U

By Te-Ping Chen

Tobacco sales take off in cyberspace

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

"… just 88 in 2000. According to Jeff Cohen, associate chief counsel for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Northeast division, it’s common for entrepreneurs to maintain f …"

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