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 …"

Drugs, guns and child porn at Homeland Security

By Aaron Mehta

Over 250 Homeland Security agents were convicted of crimes last year, says new report.

Report challenges Mexico's choices in drug war

By The Associated Press

US Senate report challenges Mexico's reliance on military to fight drug violence

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.

A 'Fast and Furious' fight in the House

By Gordon Witkin

ATF investigation that led to contempt vote has a complicated past

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.

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 …"

Fast and Furious hearing: Holder defends Assistant Attorney General Breuer

By Corbin Hiar

Attorney General Eric Holder and GOP lawmakers faced off again over what Justice department officials knew about the gun-trafficking probe

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 …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… period. Furthermore, the requirement is limited to four border states — Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas. Federal authorities assert these types …"

The loneliness of El Diario of Juárez

By María Teresa Ronderos

A Colombian journalist spends three days with reporters from Juárez, Mexico’s most violent city

Excerpts from this story referencing "Facebook":

"… a couple of times. He became furious and later that day Julio updated his Facebook status to: “No balloons or chocolate cake for me today, today they kille …"

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

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 "Brian Terry":

"… igation were recovered near the scene of the murder of border patrol agent Brian Terry in Arizona last December;  ATF has said that the murder weapon was no …"

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

By David Heath

Issa threatens ATF with contempt for not producing documents

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

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

Weapons at root of trafficking case were subject of an earlier Center probe

By Gordon Witkin

Three Dallas-area men allegedly bent on supplying weapons to a Mexican drug cartel were dealing in a particular type of gun that was the sub

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

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

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 "Tijuana":

"… s, a researcher at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, in the border city of Tijuana. Last year there were even key arrests made of drug barons in operations t …"

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

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

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

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 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 "Charles Grassley":

"… and initially ignored by the Justice Department’s inspector general.Sen. Charles Grassley, the panel’s top Republican — who is spearheading a probe of ATF’s a …"

"… cene were traced to the ATF's Fast and Furious operation, according to Sen Charles Grassley.Then in December, two weapons recovered at the scene of a murdered Customs …"

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

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 "George H.W. Bush":

"… ng semi-automatic variants of the AK-47, under the administrations of both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.When it was enacted as part of the Gun Control Act of 196 …"

"… nfair protectionism for domestic gun makers.In 1989, the administration of George H.W. Bush first attacked the problem of imports of assault weapons, after five child …"

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