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 "Iowa":

"… d Richard Cullen, his personal attorney, met with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to voice concerns about an investigation that Melson thought had tak …"

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

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 "Charles Grassley":

"… were they allowed to make arrests or seize the guns while they could.Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, who has been probing the Fast and Furious operation, …"

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

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

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

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 "attorney":

"… minals in Mexico.Grassley’s office did not reveal what Gillett said. His attorney, Peter Noone, did not wish to comment, and ATF officials declined to comme …"

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 "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 …"

House committee subpoenas ATF for documents on gun probe

By David Heath

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "House":

"… committee subpoena has given ATF until April 13th to produce documents. …"

"… Department, [t]hey’re stonewalling,” Grassley said in a statement.The House committee subpoena has given ATF until April 13th to produce documents. …"

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 "CBS News":

"… tcry on Capitol Hill and inside Mexico’s government since the Center and CBS News disclosed in a joint investigation earlier this month that ATF, over the o …"

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 "Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab":

"… on’t do either country any good. The winners will be the drug cartels.”Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab is a freelance investigative reporter based in Mexico City, and a frequent …"

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

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 "Napolitano":

"… involves watching them transfer weapons. …"

"… gun traffickers and allowed hundreds of guns to be transported into Mexico.Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she became aware of a now controv …"

"… the scene of the shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on Dec. 14th.Napolitano was questioned about the case by Sen. Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republica …"

"… ll-conceived policy has clearly affected countless lives,” Grassley told Napolitano. “Agents on the ground were ignored when they questioned the wisdom of t …"

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 "head":

"… king in the United States."Click here to read the Center's full expose. …"

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

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 "Mexico":

"… ts 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 subject a Center inves …"

"… sed to gun down U.S. Immigration and Customs agent Jaime Zapata in central Mexico on Feb. 15 had been traced to a gun shop in Joshua, Texas, about a half-ho …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… ly sold in the United States, two-thirds of which have been traced back to Texas, Arizona, and California. In a report issued in November, the Brookings In …"

"… ing Mexican officials to call for stricter gun laws in U.S. border states. Texas, for example, has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country, allowi …"