Latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives News

Man arrested on firearm charge after trying to kill woman

Apr. 23, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon after attempting to kill a woman, according to a federal prosecutor. G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 21, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 18, 2021. Editorial: Pa. is finally upgrading its unemployment system, but claimants will have to do without during the process Pennsylvania is embarking on an overdue update to the state unemployment system, an update...

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He'll also nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at...

Critics of federal ban on firearms device win key decision

Mar. 25, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Michigan should have blocked a Trump administration ban on bump stocks, a device that allows semiautomatic firearms to fire rapidly, an appeals court said Thursday. The ban came in response to a 2017 shooting in Las Vegas in which a...

Fort Totten man indicted in boy's death on reservation

Mar. 19, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Fort Totten man in the death of a boy on the Spirit Lake Reservation in January, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The indictment unsealed Thursday charges 34-year-old Cody James Belgarde with first-degree...

Investigators: Fire at Kansas church ruled an accident

Mar. 06, 2021 10:43 AM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A fire that destroyed an annex building of the First Baptist Church in Mission, Kansas, has been ruled an accident by investigators, and there will be no criminal investigation, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday. ...

ATF investigating in rural Meade County, nature unknown

Mar. 05, 2021 12:17 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives isn't disclosing the nature of its investigation in rural Meade County. Between 15 and 20 law enforcement vehicles were parked in front of a home Thursday a few miles west of the Ellsworth...

Police: Live pipe bomb found at polling place in Iowa

Mar. 04, 2021 13:31 PM EST

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The discovery of a live pipe bomb at a central Iowa polling place as voters were casting ballots in a special election forced an evacuation of the building, police said. Officers called to the Lakeside Center in Ankeny around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday found...

Missouri county gun ordinance OKs arrest of federal agents

Feb. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EST

PRINCETON, Mo. (AP) — An ordinance approved this week in a northern Missouri county would allow local deputies to arrest federal agents who are enforcing certain gun laws. The “Mercer County Missouri Second Amendment Preservation Act” approved Monday by the county...