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Illegal Gun Trafficking

Michael McAuliff

Gun Trafficking Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One measure to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre took a major step forward in the Senate Monday...

End the Flow of Illegal Guns

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

From Tucson, to Aurora, to Oak Creek, Wisc., to Sandy Hook Elementary School, there seems to be a never ending series of mass tragedies at the hands of madmen with guns.

Gun Trafficking: A Taboo Subject in Our State and National Politics

Cyrus Vance | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Cyrus Vance

Every child, on every block of every neighborhood, has the right to walk to school and home without fear of getting shot. And yet, the subject of gun law reform remains taboo for many of our state and national elected officials.

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook'

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

Calderon's Billboard of Crime Guns, and What It Means

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The solution to gun trafficking to Mexico is also the solution to gun trafficking within the U.S.: stronger federal gun laws.

Even "Gun Rights" Judge Can't Stomach NRA Extremism

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Recent gun lobby legal defeats underscore how much the NRA and its gun industry funders are dependent for their success on the tactics of political threats and intimidation.

Gun Industry Suffers Stinging Defeat in Court

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun industry is dominated by manufacturers, distributors and retailers who profit so handsomely from high-volume sales to traffickers that they will fight any serious effort to curtail them.

Darrell Issa Still Investigating Controversial ATF Gun Trafficking Operation

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department replaced three officials Tuesday who played critical roles in a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major g...

WATCH: U.S. Guns From Controversial ATF Operation Found At Mexican Crime Scenes

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in M...

ATF Chief Under Fire From GOP: We Made A Mistake

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that in at least one instance during a now-controversial g...

In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

It is time for Washington's politicians to look out for average people who do not deserve to have unethical gun dealers -- and the gun lobby that shields them -- pushing illegal guns into their neighborhoods.

ATF, Strong Gun Laws Needed to Fight Illegal Guns

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The Washington Post has recently reported that the already under-funded ATF may soon face a 13% budget cut, which would be devastating to the the agency's ability to interrupt the flow of illegal guns across America and Mexico.

The Defenders Takes on the Second Amendment

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Helmke

After seeing all the ads on CBS referencing the Second Amendment and this week's episode of The Defenders, I watched the new series for the first time -- and was pleasantly surprised.

90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Come From U.S., Says GAO

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

So much for NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's oft-repeated claim that Mexican gun traffickers don't bother to "trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores."