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ATF needs 8 years to shutter Washington gun store that ‘misplaced’ almost 2,500 weapons

A gun store in Burlington, Washington has finally been shuttered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) eight years after inspectors discovered that almost 2,500 guns were lost, claimed stolen, or otherwise unaccounted for. A 2005 ATF inspection revealed that the Kesselring Gun Shop could not account…

ATF used mentally disabled as bait, other rogue tactics in stings across the nation

Aaron Key wasn’t sure he wanted a tattoo on his neck. Especially one of a giant squid smoking a joint. But the guys running Squid’s Smoke Shop in Portland, Ore., convinced him…  …

Legal loophole allows new belt-fed AR-15 that sprays bullets like a machine gun

A new belt-fed AR-15 military-style assault rifle can fire rounds as fast as fully-automatic machine guns — and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says that a legal loophole means that the gun is perfectly legal in the United States. CNN reported this week that Texas-based Slide…

ATF: Shop that sold Newtown weapons violated regulations hundreds of times

A gun store in East Windsor, Connecticut that sold two of the firearms found after the Newtown massacre recently saw its license revoked by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after inspections found hundreds of willful violations of federal regulations on weapons sales. While the sales of…

ATF shifts blame: It’s Congress fault marijuana users can’t own guns

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) director Mike Sullivan appeared Monday on Fox News to defend a memo sent gun dealers in the United States. He claimed the agency was only following laws passed by Congress. The memo stated that those who use marijuana legally in accordance with their…

Bloomberg: Obama not concerned about illegal gun sales

WASHINGTON – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sharply criticized the White House on Sunday for what he described as its unwillingness to clamp down on illegal gun sales on the US-Mexican border. The Obama administration recently denied a request by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)…

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