Latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives News

More than 200 discarded shotguns found in Oklahoma dumpster

Feb. 08, 2023 14:16 PM EST

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma firearms dealer is under investigation after more than 200 shotguns were found in a dumpster outside a store he owns in suburban Oklahoma City, according to a search warrant by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. “A Midwest...

First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released

Feb. 01, 2023 19:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene, indicating firearms bought legally are more quickly being used in crimes around the country. ...

US appeals court blocks ban on rapid-fire 'bump stocks'

Jan. 06, 2023 21:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Trump administration ban on bump stocks — devices that enable a shooter to rapidly fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic weapons after an initial trigger pull — was struck down Friday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The ban was instituted...

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...