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.

New study affirms the grim role played by US guns in Mexican violence

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

More than two-thirds of the arms seized over five years came from U.S. sellers.

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 "attorney general":

"… epartment of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and as assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department. He was also a senior po …"

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 "National Security Council":

"… ss. O'Reilly was until recently director of North American affairs for the National Security Council. “You didn’t get these from me…” Newell wrote on the morning …"

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

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 "Mexico":

"… guns to be reported to the ATF and to expand the program to trace guns in Mexico.One ATF agent complained at the Wednesday hearing that “toothless” U.S …"

"… ought by Fast and Furious suspects were later recovered at crime scenes in Mexico. But those 200 guns bought over 15 months are dwarfed by the number of fir …"

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

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 "Eric Holder":

"… p. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who a day earlier tussled with Attorney General Eric Holder during questioning about the gun case at a congressional hearing. Tra …"

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.” …"

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 "Mexico":

"… and law enforcement that the government would not let the guns cross into Mexico or be used against U.S. border agents, according to evidence gathered by S …"

"… rests or seized through other law enforcement operations, including 195 in Mexico alone. Two weapons traced to the Fast and Furious operation were recovered …"

"… oved the law enforcement tactics, which have deeply angered authorities in Mexico.President Barack Obama has said neither he nor Holder approved the tactics …"

"… ervisors acknowledged they fully expected some of the weapons to end up in Mexico and be utilized in crimes that could then be used as evidence in a more si …"

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 …"

Daily Watchdog: Deteriorating conditions in Central America pose security threat

By Laurel Adams

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 "Michael Bouchard":

"… oring illegal sales at 8,500 licensed gun shops along the Southwest border.Michael Bouchard, a former ATF assistant director who oversaw the bureau’s field operatio …"

House committee subpoenas ATF for documents on gun probe

By David Heath

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today issued a subpoena

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 "National Security Council":

"… ed in violence linked to illicit drug trafficking, according to Mexico’s National Security Council. Juarez, a city of about 1.3 million people, is the hub of drug traffickin …"

ATF allegations, anger spread through Mexico

By Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Revelations in a story from the Center about ATF's controversial Fast and Furious operation have sparked demands for investigations in Mexic

Excerpts from this story referencing "activist":

"… (operations such as these) generate even more of it,” said anti-drug war activist Isabel Miranda de Wallace in an interview Monday. “We believe the Americ …"

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. …"

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 "Vermont":

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

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

ATF orders immediate review of gun-running operation

By John Solomon

The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive on Thursday night ordered an outside evaluation of his agency's efforts t

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… tion of his agency's efforts to combat Mexican gun trafficking following a Center for Public Integrity report that ATF supervisors allowed more than 1,700 guns to flow to straw …"

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 …"

Reports on gun that killed U.S. agent highlight continuing flow of weapons to Mexico

By Gordon Witkin

Reports that a Texas store was the source of a gun used to kill a U.S. agent in Mexico are bringing new attention to an issue that was the

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

"… Joshua, Texas, about a half-hour south of Forth Worth. Agents from the U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives earlier this week arrested the man who bought the gun, and two other suspe …"

Justice Dept. gun-tracking program should share more info with other police agencies

By Laurel Adams

A Justice Department program to help reduce drug cartel violence along the U.S. border found 90 percent of guns smuggled into Mexico came fr

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

U.S. guns arming Mexican drug cartels

By The Center for Public Integrity

The ATF says that 90 percent of guns seized at the Mexican border were originally sold in the States