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 "Iraq":

"… liest cities. One is dedicated to a veteran who survived his deployment in Iraq unscathed only to be shot and killed in his hometown. “This is not a wa …"

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 "director":

"… should be called the Gun Violence Preservation Act,” said Jonathan Lowy, director of the center’s Legal Action Project. Two types of bills are the primar …"

"… eral gun law, none of that,” said Mike Maharrey, national communications director of the Tenth Amendment Center, a for-profit nullification group based in C …"

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 "Washington":

"… Ariz., office, where the operation was headquartered, were transferred to Washington. A scathing Justice Department inspector general’s report singled out 17 …"

"… n the NRA/NSSF challenge, which is now before the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. No dealer inventories Yet another Tiahrt amendment bars the ATF fr …"

"… of crime gun traces in 1998 came from just 1.2 percent of gun dealers. The Washington, D.C.-area snipers, who murdered 10 people in the course of a three week s …"

"… e week shooting spree in 2002, obtained their assault rifle from a Tacoma, Washington, dealer with a long history of “missing” firearms. Limits on dealer 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 "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 "John Dingell":

"… . But a former NRA board member and the longest-serving House member, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, argued gun control was not at issue. He failed in attempt to …"

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 "Washington":

"… un trafficking probe is returning to center stage as part of an “only in Washington” passion play — a fight over executive privilege. But the breathless s …"

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 "New York":

"… al Guns -- a coalition of more than 500 mayors led by Michael Bloomberg of New York and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino — began surfacing in Congress. In March, …"

"… Menino — began surfacing in Congress. In March, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York introduced the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011, which would toughen the penalti …"

"… y ordinary citizens if strictly enforced.   Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, the co-author of the 2007 NICS amendment law, introduced companion legisl …"

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 "Sheldon Whitehouse":

"… lifornia said in a statement.Joined by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Feinstein called on Congress to restore the ban on assaul …"

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 "attorney":

"… TF supervisor David Voth wrote on April 2, 2010. …"

"… tigators show.The approval memo from the office of Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s criminal division, marks the highes …"

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 "ATF":

"… and Explosives agents trying to bust a major Mexican gun running ring.The ATF had not yet flagged the weapons in a law enforcement database, and CBP wou …"

"… unners in the absence of tougher federal laws.As a result, weapons from an ATF sting in Arizona called “Fast and Furious” unwittingly ended up in the …"

"… er and CBS News disclosed in a joint investigation earlier this month that ATF, over the objections of some agents, had allowed more than 1,700 guns over …"

"… ccording to agents, supervisors and prosecutors. James Cavanaugh, a former ATF commander, said stemming the flow of guns to Mexico is a Herculean task gi …"

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 "Patrick Leahy":

"… esponse’s to whistleblowers.In a letter sent today to Sens. Grassley and Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, the the NRA’s chief of l …"

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 "Inspector General":

"… n addition, Grassley noted, the Justice watchdog's top job is vacant since Inspector General Glenn Fine's retirement, leaving the office without a confirmed presidenti …"

"… rtiality and integrity of the result. Therefore, I request that the Acting Inspector General recuse her office and that a disinterested Inspector General’s office be …"

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 "Carlos Pascual":

"… al, one of Mexico's leading newspapers, Calderon said that U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual's "ignorance has translated into a distortion of what is happening in Mexi …"

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 "attorney":

"… urrent law do not amount to a complete ban,” Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, wrote back to Engel in December 2009. “ …"

"… nd bayonet because under the law it is no longer an import.Mark Barnes, an attorney in Washington who represents Century, said the closely held company had …"

"… uth?”Iknadosian: “Mexico.”Iknadosian declined to be interviewed. His attorney, Thomas Baker, subsequently argued at trial that the conversation had been …"

"… ter, in March 2009, Iknadosian went to trial. Prosecutors from the Arizona attorney general’s office used his conversations with the federal informant and t …"

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