| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Lax U.S. gun regulations are enabling the international trafficking of high-powered weapons and fueling the spread of gun violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Council on Foreign Relations argues in a report urging President Obama to take...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 7:12 PM
The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison. Danny Cruz Morones, 24,......
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:34 PM
A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January.
But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would close loopholes in the rules on acquiring machine guns and other dangerous weapons and ban U.S. military-style firearms sent overseas from returning to this country.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote.
Democrats had expected a close...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A man was in jail Thursday after police and federal agents discovered a cache of explosives and weapons inside a Riverside home....