Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
A covention goers picks up a weapon equipped with a silencer during the 142nd annual National Rifle Association(NRA) Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. In the US, silencers/suppressors are legal for individuals to possess and use for lawful purposes in thirty-nine of the fifty states. However, a prospective user must go through an application process administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which requires a Federal tax payment of USD $200 and a thorough criminal background check. Thousands attended the three-day convention whose theme this year was 'Stand and Fight.'AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) recently sent letters to firearm dealers in the state of Montana threatening to fine or prosecute people who sold firearms to cancer, AIDS and other medical marijuana patients, even though marijuana is legal for medical use in that state.218 The agency also threatened to arrest medical marijuana patients who own firearms ... In the same way people who use marijuana or other drugs should not be deprived of housing, school loans or other benefits allowed to people who misuse alcohol, they should not be subject to different firearms rules either.
NBC incorrectly interpreted the information it received from [the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] and MPD. It believed that the display of an unloaded magazine not attached to any firearm during a news interview would not be objectionable.
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Federal ATF agents join probe of New Rochelle blasts
federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined an investigation into a string of minor explosions in New Rochelle, News12 has learned.The latest blast came Monday in a parking lot at Mayflower Avenue and Mt. Joy Place, New Rochelle Read more »
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Lessons Learned From West
At 4:00 p.m. today, the State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plan to announce the results of their investigation of the West, Texas fertilizer explosion that killed 14 people and injured over 200. Inform from Humanitarian News Read more »
Ex-EMT in Texas pleads not guilty to charges
By Nomaan Merchant and Danny Robbins The Associated Press WACO, Texas — A first responder who helped evacuate people ahead of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge he possessed bomb-making materials. Bryc from The Troy Record Read more »
Reward offered in large explosives theft
TROY, Mo. — Powerful explosives have been stolen from an eastern Missouri business, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000 reward in the effort to find the culprits. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( http://bit. from Belleville News-Democrat Read more »
ODD MAN OUT
It looks like Christmastime for Max Bradford, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. South Florida cops have busted Darnell Sims for making terrorist threats, and Max, who’s got Darnell’s old jacket for cigarette smuggling in front o from Kirkus Book Reviews Read more »
Texas Plant Explosion Findings to Be Released
State and federal agents will release this week the findings of an investigation into a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will announce their findings from ABC News Read more »