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'Fast and Furious'

Report: Brian Terry murder a 'preventable tragedy'

The death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was a "preventable tragedy," a congressional report released Wednesday said.... Read more»1

More 'Fast & Furious' guns turn up in Mexico

The ATF is under the gun yet again. Mexican police recently conducted a raid in Ciudad Juarez, a hotspot for the drug trade, and they swept up a cache of weapons. Among that cache? At least five assault rifles linked to a secretive anti-smuggling operation.... Read more»

Man charged in murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

A Mexican national has been indicted in the December killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near Rio Rico. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, named in a 14-count indictment unsealed Friday, faces second-degree murder, weapons and conspiracy charges.... Read more»

New border gun rule would require reports of multiple rifle sales

A controversial rule aimed at curbing gun smuggling into Mexico has survived a battle in Congress and could go into effect within two months. A pilot program would require gun dealers in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to report multiple sales of certain types of rifles within any five-day span.... Read more»

Congressman threatens ATF with contempt in gun-smuggling probe

A House committee chairman threatened Wednesday to hold the head of the ATF in contempt for not producing subpoenaed documents about the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation into Mexico.... Read more»

Operation Fast and Furious

Firearms dealer worried ATF would let weapons slip to bad guys

An Arizona gun dealer pressed by federal agents to continue selling weapons to suspected straw buyers for Mexican cartels sought assurances that the government would not let the guns cross into Mexico or be used against U.S. border agents.... Read more»

Border agents unwittingly freed suspects with weapons from sting

While one federal law-enforcement agency was trying to track guns being smuggled into Mexico, another agency released some of the same guns to potential suspects near the border. ... Read more»4

'Walking' guns allegations spur Mexican anger

Violence and fear have spread rapidly throughout Mexico since 2008, when President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug cartels. And many Mexicans believe the new violence has been aggravated by a flow of weapons from the United States to Mexico. ... Read more»

Prosecutor: No guns knowingly allowed across border in latest ATF raid

A week after an ATF whistleblower described how agents allowed hundreds of U.S. weapons to slip into the hands of Mexican gunrunners, authorities rounded up the mayor and police chief of a small New Mexico town for allegedly conspiring to send weapons across the border. ... Read more»

Whistleblower: ATF allowed gun smuggling to Mexico

In an effort to catch Mexican drug lords, the federal agency responsible for regulating the gun industry and cracking down on gun crime allowed thousands of weapons to pass into Mexico and fall into the hands of criminals, according to a report by CBS News and other outlets this week. ... Read more»

U.S.-modified weapons a scourge in Mexico's drug war

It's mostly illegal to import foreign-made assault weapons, but Century Arms has found a way to legally market these guns in the U.S. Many make their way south, to be used by Mexican drug cartels.... Read more»1

Firearms agency keeps gun tracing records secret

Following the mass shooting in Arizona, elected officials have put forth new proposals to curb violence by preventing guns from falling into the wrong hands. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has gone without a permanent director for four years.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Utah 'alien' letters a mystery, Guard deploying to Az

• The source of a list of accused illegal immigrants that was sent to news outlets in Utah is still unknown. • The show must go on as the Border Governors Conference is relocated to Santa Fe. • The National Guard is deploying to Arizona next month.... Read more»

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