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Michigan police investigate car bomb that wounded three

Police in the US state of Michigan on Wednesday were investigating a car bomb explosion that seriously wounded three people, a local television station reported. Detroit’s WXYZ news said the car bomb was detonated at 5:41 pm (2141 GMT) on Tuesday in the town of Monroe south of Detroit, seriously…

16,000 guns ‘lost’ from manufacturing plants in last 2.5 years: report

A report released Thursday highlighted that more than 16,000 firearms have been reported “lost” from licensed gun manufacturing plants before sale since 2009, an average of 18 guns lost per day. Many of these guns don’t have serial numbers affixed yet, making them nearly impossible to trace and thus desirable…

U.S. names new ATF chief after Mexican arms scandal

US authorities Tuesday named a new chief for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) after a scandal in which the agency lost track of weapons that ended up in the hands of drug cartels in Mexico. B. Todd Jones, a federal prosecutor in Minnesota, was appointed acting director…

Guns in Mexico crimes came from ATF’s Operation ‘Fast and Furious’

WASHINGTON — At least 122 weapons recovered at crime scenes in Mexico have been linked to a US government weapons sting operation gone awry, two US members of Congress said in a report Tuesday. Operation “Fast and Furious,” run by the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), allowed…

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