Latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives News

Cause not found for house fire that killed trooper, daughter

Nov. 10, 2022 20:50 PM EST

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — The state Department of Homeland Security says the cause of a northern Indiana house fire that killed a state trooper and her daughte r has been ruled undetermined. Trooper Stephanie Thompson and Mya Thompson died Feb. 17 after a fire fully engulfed their...

8 found dead after Tulsa suburb house fire; homicide feared

Oct. 28, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Eight people were found dead in a burning Tulsa-area house in what was being investigated as multiple homicides, police said. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. Thursday in a quiet residential area of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 13 miles (20 kilometers)...

Tucson man accused of lying to feds in firearm investigation

Sep. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man is accused of making a false statement to federal agents investigating a firearm believed to have been used in a shooting that left four people dead last month, authorities said Thursday. They said 25-year-old Josue Lopez Quintana made his initial...

Last defendant sentenced in US Border Patrol agent's death

Sep. 22, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious." Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga was given a 50-year prison term...

Officials: 8 injured in Chicago apartment building explosion

Sep. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eight people were rushed to hospitals after being injured when an explosion Tuesday tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building, officials said. The explosion at the 36-unit, four-story apartment building in the South Austin neighborhood occurred at...

ATF: Ammunition stolen from shipping containers in NC

Sep. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Large amounts of ammunition were stolen recently from freight line shipping containers in North Carolina, according to federal officials. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alerted firearms dealers that a sizable amount of Winchester...

Gun advocates fight for bump stocks in latest court hearing

Sep. 13, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was told Tuesday that there is no basis in federal law for a Trump administration ban on bump stocks — devices that enable a shooter to fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic weapons with a single trigger pull. The ban was instituted...