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 "International Association":

"… have enacted laws that require such reporting within 24 to 48 hours. The International Association of Chiefs of Police supports these laws, arguing that quick reporting of s …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "DHS":

"… rorist attacks.But instead of protecting America’s citizens, hundreds of DHS agents have been busy smuggling drugs, guns and illegal immigrants, obtain …"

"… housands in bribes and theft. Those are just a sampling of the crimes DHS agents committed, according to the “Summary of Significant Investigation …"

"… ved more than $45 million in taxpayer funds, according to agency estimates.DHS is a massive government agency, with “over 225,000” employees, so it m …"

"… upposed to secure the borders and airports — is eye opening.“A corrupt DHS employee may accept a bribe for allowing what appear to be simply undocume …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Eric Holder":

"… that operation. …"

"… f both parties who want to stay in the NRA's good graces. Attorney General Eric Holder said afterward the vote was merely a politically motivated act in an elect …"

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 "Eric Holder":

"… ely vote on a contempt of Congress recommendation against Attorney General Eric Holder. No sitting attorney general has ever faced a contempt vote.Against that b …"

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 "Eric Holder":

"… Mexico," Cole wrote.By Associated Press writer Pete Yost. …"

"… threatening to seek a contempt of Congress ruling against Attorney General Eric Holder for failing to turn over congressionally subpoenaed documents that were cr …"

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 "Brian Terry":

"… y one of the suspects turned up at the murder scene of border patrol agent Brian Terry last December did the Justice Department begin indicting suspects.iWatch N …"

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 "spokeswoman":

"… e of Fast and Furious months before it became public. A Justice Department spokeswoman, however, said details of the investigation were unknown to senior Justice …"

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

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 "attorney general":

"… agreement with the National Commission for Human Rights, the office of the attorney general and other organizations to put it in motion.But the mechanism is in a bure …"

"… ’s murder, like so many others, wasn’t considered a federal crime. The attorney general’s office investigated but declined to prosecute.The case wasn’t even r …"

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 "Dianne Feinstein":

"… d access to military-style firearms coming from the United States,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said in a statement.Joined by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New Yor …"

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 "spokeswoman":

"… case at a congressional hearing. Tracy Schmaler, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said that the review of wiretap applications is a “narrow assessment of …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Terry":

"… weapons were later recovered near the murder scene of border patrol agent Brian Terry.The ATF contended that the investigation takes time because it was trying …"

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 "Brian Terry":

"… r Patrol agents,” the dealer added.In December 2010, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was fatally shot north of the Mexico-Arizona border while trying to arrest …"

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

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 "Brian Terry":

"… vestigation were found not far away from where federal Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed on Dec. 16. However, ATF says forensic tests show the …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Terry":

"… ng were found in the vicinity of the fatal shooting of border patrol agent Brian Terry in Arizona on Dec. 14.The trick in any investigation is deciding when you …"

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 "Arizona":

"… ATF was said to be tracking were later found at the scene of shooting, in Arizona, that claimed the life of US Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry.In Mexico …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Brian Terry":

"… confiscated were found of the scene of the shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on Dec. 14th.Napolitano was questioned about the case by Sen. Charles Gras …"

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 "supervisor":

"… iary Committee as a whistleblower after his concerns were dismissed by his supervisors and initially ignored by the Justice Department’s inspector general.Sen …"

"… some of the weapons but their objections were repeatedly overruled by ATF supervisors. The supervisors instructed them to simply record the straw purchases in …"

"… ons but their objections were repeatedly overruled by ATF supervisors. The supervisors instructed them to simply record the straw purchases in a database, flag …"

"… rges when it is time to Indict this case,” the memo read.Dodson said his supervisors seemed pleased when one of the guns the agency had let “walk” showed …"

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 "Felipe Calderon":

"… r, Texas, a Dallas suburb.These actions occurred just as Mexican president Felipe Calderon is preparing to meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday. …"

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 "Romania":

"… ng-standing law designed to keep them from U.S. shores —weapons like the Romanian made WASR-10, a fearsome version of the iconic AK-47.Foreign-made guns wi …"

"… he American University School of Communication, InSight, FRONTLINE and the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism: Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walk …"

"… AK-47 rifles.Reliable and powerful, and a bargain at about $500 each, the Romanian-made gun, a semiautomatic version of the iconic Kalashnikov assault weapo …"

"… in a broader case, testified that he agreed to act as the purchaser of the Romanian AKs on behalf of a co-worker’s brother, who was trafficking weapons sou …"

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