Tagged: ATF

ATF and ICE Collaboration to Reduce Mexican Firearms Trafficking

The United States (U.S.) has a strong interest in assisting its neighbors in matters of national security. By offering resources to improve/preserve the safety of citizens in bordering countries, the U.S. ideally hopes to improve their overall quality of life; thus reducing their impetus to contemplate illegal immigration into the...

OIG Report Investigates ATF Use of Undercover Income-Generating Operations

Last month the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) released an audit report on ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) use of income-generating, undercover operations. The report audited the “churning investigations” of the agency, which refers to the authority to use proceeds generated from undercover operations to offset...

19 Years After Waco: The Anniversary of the April 19, 1993 End of the Seige of the Branch Davidian Compound

Today is the 19th anniversary of the end of the stand-off by the Branch Davidians outside of Waco, Texas. A siege of David Koresh’s compound had begun fifty days earlier on February 28, 1993 when four agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were killed while serving...

ATF’s Fast and Furious Under Fire

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today titled “Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice“. The hearing heard testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder. This is the sixth time Attorney General Holder has appeared before a congressional committee...

Five Years of ‘Gunwalking’ in Arizona

On January 31st, 2012 Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a report entitled,“Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gunwalking in Arizona” . This report covers the series of operations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Phoenix Branch...