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Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I’m tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the

Trump’s ATF Wants to Slash Gun Regs, Defend Second Amendment

Kit Daniels | Infowars, ATF backing off gun control. The ATF wants to cut gun regulations and find ways to “defend the Second Amendment” under President Trump. The number two official at the ATF, Ronald B. Turk, submitted a report calling for the deregulation of gun silencers and a lifting of a import ban on

ATF Permanently Relocating More Agents to Violence-Plagued Chicago

AWR Hawkins, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is permanently relocating more agents to gun-controlled Chicago in the wake of the city’s nearly 800 homicides in 2016 and the upward trend in violence during January 2017. The new agents will be part of the “Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force.” According to CNN,

5 dead, 8 injured after Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting; gunman in custody

Five people are dead and a shooting suspect is in custody Friday after a lone gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida without saying a word, witnesses and authorities say. At 2:30 p.m. local time, the TSA said there was another active shooter at the airport and that all terminals were closed.

The Cannabis Exception to the Second Amendment

Jacob Sullum, If you want to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer, you have to fill out Form 4473, which is aimed at determining whether you are legally allowed to own a firearm. A recent revision to the form by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) underlines how blithely the

The Decline and Fall of Federal Law Enforcement

Bob Barr, There was a point in time when federal law enforcement was the standard-bearer for policing. Agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and the Secret Service were the gold standard for professionalism and integrity that state and local agencies looked up to.  This was the case when I

Watergate to Fast and Furious

BATR June 24, 2012, The Department of Justice has a long record of acting as the dictatorship of jurisprudence. Acting like council to the mob, the “Consigliore” Attorney General plots protection rackets for the ultimate organized crime syndicate. Eric Holder is the latest in a long line of lawyers that distort and stretch credibility to the

DOJ’s œFast and Furious Program was Undertaken to œgin-up a crisis to crackdown on Americans’ guns

SuperStation 95 – by Paul Sperry Newly uncovered e-mails have reopened the “Fast and Furious” case, exposing the anatomy of a cover-up by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history.The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media

IED (improvised explosive device) Found Under Bridge Near Rosebud, Texas

KCEN TV ROSEBUD — An improvised explosive device (IED) was found and disabled Tuesday night under a bridge near Rosebud. According to Falls County Constable Richard Aleman, two juvenile boys were hunting for rabbits late Tuesday evening when they noticed suspicious items under a bridge near Farm to Market 1963. The boys notified one of their parents,

Stolen commercial-grade fireworks recovered in Detroit

Several cases of commercial-grade fireworks stolen from a train traveling between Chicago and Detroit were recovered in a vacant field in southwest Detroit, authorities said Saturday. An anonymous tipster called Detroit police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded about 1:30 a.m. EDT Saturday and found 31 of the 32 cases weighing

More than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from train

Federal law enforcement investigators are searching in at least three states for more than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from a CSX train, CBS News has learned. CBS News Justice Department and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reported a law enforcement source says the amount stolen has authorities concerned that the explosives could fall into

Eric Holder participated in a coordinated effort to obstruct Congress on Fast & Furious

Ed Morrissey, After years of litigation between Congress and the Department of Justice over Operation Fast & Furious and a claim of executive privilege on related communications, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee finally has most of the relevant documents. Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz argues in a release today that the picture painted