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Former Az prison guard sentenced to 30 mos. in gun smuggling plot

A former Arizona Department of Corrections officer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to smuggling two belt-fed rifles, an AK-47 and 500 AK-47 magazines into Mexico.... Read more»

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.30-cal machine gun, 20k rounds intercepted by Nogales border officers

A Browning .30-caliber machine gun, along with more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition, was seized at a Nogales border crossing Saturday, officials said.... Read more»1

2nd member of gun-smuggling duo sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Tucson after he pleaded guilty to straw-purchasing dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition and smuggling them into Mexico, as well as trafficking fentanyl into the U.S. ... Read more»

DOJ rule cracks down untraceable firearms known as 'ghost guns'

President Joe Biden Monday unveiled the Department of Justice’s plan to regulate untraceable firearms known as ghost guns, as well as announced his nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers seize 13,000 rounds destined for assault rifles in Mexico

A U.S. citizen was arrested last week after Nogales-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 13,000 rounds of ammunition meant for assault rifles, along with 16 magazines, stashed in his pickup. ... Read more»

Mexico sues U.S. gun makers for 'deliberate actions' that fuel cartel violence

The Mexican government filed a lawsuit Wednesday against seven U.S. gun manufacturers, arguing that the companies are responsible for a "deadly flood" of weapons that invariably "wreak havoc in Mexican society." ... Read more»

Biden administration to suggest model 'red flag' gun laws for states

The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. ... Read more»

U.S. gun violence an 'international embarrassment,' Biden says in rolling out executive action

President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings last month in Colorado and Georgia. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment,” Biden said in remarks in the Rose Garden outside the White House. ... Read more»

FactChecking Biden’s claim that assault weapons ban worked

President Joe Biden claims the 10-year assault weapons ban that he helped shepherd through the Senate as part of the 1994 crime bill “brought down these mass killings.” But the raw numbers, when adjusted for population and other factors, aren’t so clear on that. There is, however, growing evidence that bans on large-capacity magazines, in particular, might reduce the number of those killed and injured in mass public shootings.... Read more»

Man who firebombed Arizona Dem Party HQ confessed on social media

The man who Phoenix Police believe firebombed the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Phoenix confessed to the crime multiple times on social media.... Read more»

Court affirms 2 convictions in 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent in Az

A federal appeals court has affirmed the convictions of two Mexican men in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a gun battle near Rio Rico, south of Tucson.... Read more»

Man shot by ATF was convicted for role in meth ring a decade ago

The Avra Valley man injured in a shooting by an ATF agent serving an arrest warrant Thursday was convicted in 2006 for his leading role in a violent drug operation. Chris Paul Snow served four years in prison for racketeering related to a gang that authorities said committed homicides, kidnappings and other crimes.... Read more»

Former DEA agent pleads guilty to selling firearms without license

A former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency pleaded guilty in Tucson's federal court on Tuesday to illegally selling firearms without a license. ... Read more»

Bannon: Killing of BP Agent Brian Terry helped elect Trump

The 2010 murder of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona helped solidify support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the Upper Midwest, political strategist Steve Bannon told a Tucson audience. "Is anything more dramatic than the death of Brian Terry in that canyon?," he said, speaking at a benefit for a foundation set up by the slain BP agent's family.... Read more»1

Mexican man arrested for attempting to smuggle 7K rounds of ammo into Mexico

A federal investigation led to the arrest of a Mexican man in Nogales, Arizona, for allegedly attempting to smuggle 7,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Saturday. ... Read more»

6 years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation.... Read more»

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