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  • ** FILE ** Part of a cache of seized weapons is displayed Jan. 25, 2011, at a news conference in Phoenix. The ATF received fire over a Phoenix-based gun-trafficking investigation called "Fast and Furious," in which agents allowed hundreds of guns into the hands of straw purchasers in hopes of making a bigger case. Two of those weapons were found in December at the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. (Associated Press)

    Read ATF documents blocking agent's Fast and Furious book

    Documents obtained by The Washington Times show that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives supervisors blocked Special Agent John Dodson's request for permission to pursue a publishing deal for a book on the agency's handling of the Fast and Furious gun-walking case.

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday blamed congressional Republicans for the long holdup in appointing a permanent director of ATF. (Associated Press)

    White House presses GOP to confirm ATF chief; Grassley says more answers needed

    The White House and former law enforcement officials on Monday urged the swift confirmation of B. Todd Jones to be the permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), renewing a largely dormant battle over gun control six months after December's school shootings in Connecticut.

  • "When the rules are subjective and continue to change, we cannot expect these business owners to comply with moving target regulations. These inconsistent rulings from the bureau are confusing and result in a waste of time and resources," said Rep. Phil Gingrey (right), Georgia Republican. (Associated Press)

    Gun makers baffled by ATF criteria

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in charge of determining whether a gun model is legal, but the agency won't say much about its criteria.

  • **FILE** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers blast Justice Department's 'Fast and Furious' probe

    Two senior Republican lawmakers lambasted the Justice Department on Thursday for its "false denials" in the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation, demanding that the FBI turn over documents in its ongoing probe into the shooting death by Mexican bandits of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (seen here) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, have concerns about an ATF program that allowed weapons bought in U.S. to be taken across the border to drug smugglers in Mexico. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers want answers about ATF gun operation

    Two Republican lawmakers investigating a controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives weapons operation known as "Fast and Furious" have asked the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration to explain what role their agents played in the investigation.

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