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Firearms and Explosives

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.

Report: ATF Misplaces Millions Of Cigarettes, Misuses Millions Of Dollars

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused som...

Key Agency Kept Out Of The Loop After Navy Yard Shooting

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman's recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern...

Gerry Smith

ATF Seeks 'Massive' Database For Faster Investigations | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

The federal agency tasked with regulating firearms wants a new weapon in its investigative arsenal: Big Data. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firea...

'Highly Sophisticated' Theft Group Fenced Jewelry Through Russian Brothers

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The morning started like any other for the traveling jewelry salesman as he checked out of a motel in northern Virginia and placed ...

Wayne Lapierre: Old Dog, Old Tricks

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

To quote Lawrence O'Donnell from his show back in February, Wayne LaPierre is "Washington's lobbyist in favor of murderer's rights, always to use the gun of their choice."

10 States Sell Half Of Imported Guns Used In Crimes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states, according to a report...

Armor-Piercing 5.7mm Pistol Used at Fort Hood Originally Designed for Military Only

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

How a pistol originally designed as a military-only handgun came to be sold on the U.S. civilian market is a stark example of the increasing militarization of the U.S. civilian gun market.

Where Have All The Lost Guns Gone?

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Dimond

Earlier this month the ATF quietly revealed that the owners admitted a substantial part of their inventory was either "missing, lost or stolen." After adding it all up the ATF concluded that, collectively, those registered gun dealers "lost" 82 firearms every single day!