Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (L) listens as B. Todd Jones, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, speaks during a press conference.  (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Obama’s ATF Nominee Gets Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will have a hearing before a Senate panel Tuesday, five months after he was nominated. But the confirmation […]


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Court: Southwestern Border State Dealers Must Still Report When Customers Buy Multiple High-Powered Rifles

A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.


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Judge Skeptical Of Dismissing Fast And Furious Suit

A federal judge seems skeptical of a Justice Department effort to dismiss a congressional lawsuit seeking records related to a bungled federal gun-tracking operation in Arizona.


Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster. (Photo by Jeff Schultz for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)

Dem Senator Considers Joining GOP Gun Filibuster: ‘There’s No Bill, No Amendment, I’ve Seen This Played Before’

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster.


President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 29, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Former FBI Official: Obama’s ATF Nominee Made Me ‘Physically Ill’

A former head of the Minneapolis FBI office sent federal lawmakers a letter Thursday sharply criticizing President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, calling B. Todd Jones an ineffective leader who consistently declined to prosecute violent gang, drug and gun crimes.


Virginia Gov. Bob McDonald, left, and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant leave the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on Feb. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Bryant: ‘I’d Like As Many Bullets As I Could To Protect My Children’

From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions — and even try to stop federal officials from enforcing gun policy in their jurisdictions.


A Mexican police officer works next to a pickup with the body of a policewoman, in the Mozimba neigborhood of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on Aug. 17, 2012. (credit: Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed

A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.


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ATF Gun-Trafficking Probe Led To Hundreds Of Weapons In Crime Scenes

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.


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Roanoke Man Charged In Connection With Blacksburg Explosion

A Roanoke man faces charges in connection with a pipe bomb explosion in Blacksburg.


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GOP Report Blames 5 ATF Officials For ‘Tragic Failures’ In Fast And Furious

Five officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives share much of the blame for what went wrong with the Arizona gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious, a Republican congressional draft report concludes.