Crime

An ATF Industry Operations Investigator presents to area federal firearms licensees on methods of securing firearm inventories including installation of alarm systems and other physical security measures, as well as best practices in record keeping to ensure a good record of inventory is in place.  (Photo: ATF Saint Paul Field Division) The federal government turned up
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People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A shooting at a high school in southern Florida left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured Wednesday, according to local law enforcement. Broward County Sheriff
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City Councilman Paul Krekorian, center, speaking with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Feb. 6, 2018 in the wake of a seizure of 25 guns from an area man. (Photo: Krekorian’s office) The Los Angeles City Council voted to set up an anonymous tip line promising to pay
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The U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the charges against the last four defendants in the “Battle of Bunkerville” trials. The trial for the remaining defendants in the case — Melvin D. Bundy, David H. Bundy, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, and Jason D. Woods — was tentatively set to begin Feb. 26.
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Guns stolen from federally licensed dealers exceeded 8,000 last year, according to a federal report released this week. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recorded 7,841 firearms stolen during 577 burglaries in 2017. An additional 288 guns were taken during 33 FFL robberies. In all, the number of guns stolen last year increased about
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Erik Lowry, 38, pleaded guilty last June to selling guns through his shop, Pittsburgh Tactical Firearms, without the proper paperwork and illegal possession of a destructive device. (Photo: KRMG) A one-time western Pennsylvania gun shop owner was sentenced in federal court this week over improper records on numerous transactions and mishandling an unregistered National Firearms
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Federal agents bough ttwo guns from anonymous dealers on the Dark Web: an AR-15, left, and an Uzi, right. (Photo: Government Accountability Office) A federal report released last week detailed a covert government investigation into illegal online gun sales, uncovering layers of complexity unaddressed by previous studies. The Government Accountability Office spent more than two years answering gun ads online to
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The lingering impacts of Hurricane Maria plague Puerto Rico three months later. (Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Federal background checks nearly doubled in Puerto Rico last month as the island territory continues its post-storm recovery. Dealers processed 2,303 applications through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in November — a 45 percent spike over 2016, the
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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson dismissed allegations that he molested an underage girl during a press conference this week. (Photo: WLKY) Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who had built a reputation for himself as a gun-toting, motorcycle-riding preacher, committed suicide on Wednesday following allegations that he molested an underage girl and other crimes. Details of
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After last week’s not guilty verdict, prosecutors in the Kate Steinle murder case are crying foul that jurors were not allowed to inspect the firearm tied to her death. The jury asked to pull the trigger on the unloaded weapon — which had been described as having an “extremely light” trigger and no safety —
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