Stories tagged: ATF
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
California shooting rampage highlights ‘ghost guns’
The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation
House Speaker Paul Ryan says bump stocks – devices that can effectively turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons – should be addressed through a regulatory change.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Restrictions on ‘bump stock’ would take action from Congress
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives could reconsider the lawfulness of “bump stock” devices like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman only if Congress amends …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
ATF: Explosion was domestic terrorism or a horrible prank
An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night blast could also have been a horrible prank, …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Bellevue man challenges denial of firearms license
A Bellevue gun collector once detained as a material witness in the slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Gun that looks like an iPhone called ‘disaster waiting to happen’
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate before a gun that looks like …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
ATF agent who’s been part of some of the region’s biggest news stories to retire
Special Agent Lance Hart never intended to spend his career in Spokane. When he joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1987, he was asked to rank …
Sat., July 6, 2013, 2:04 a.m.
Two arrested in North Spokane bombing of car
Two suspects were arrested on federal charges of illegal possession of explosives and firearms in connection to the June 29 bombing of a car in North Spokane.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012
Caretaker convicted of theft from centenarian, now 107
A Stevens County jury on Thursday convicted a caretaker of raiding nearly $1 million from the retirement fund of a Kettle Falls woman who was then 105 years old. The …
Tue., May 1, 2012
Theft case takes new twist
The man charged with stealing nearly $1 million from the retirement account of a 106-year-old Kettle Falls, Wash., woman found living in squalor last year wired much of the money …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
Witness contact leads to arrest
The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman and draining her retirement account now faces a witness tampering charge. John H. “Herb” Friedlund, 78, was arrested early Wednesday …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2011
Mine blaze likely arson
A fire inside the Lucky Friday Mine last month likely was set by an arsonist, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office. About 170 miners who were working in the …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010
Idaho man admits gun charges
A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., 58, discussed …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010, 6:15 p.m.
Self-styled militia leader pleads guilty in grenade case
A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake, Idaho.
Wed., July 7, 2010
Federal agents seize guns, grenades, ammunition
Two Idaho men are in custody following an undercover federal probe into illegal explosives manufacturing that included the seizure of hand grenades, firearms and 10,000 rounds of rifle ammo. Kenneth …
Tue., July 6, 2010, 1:57 p.m.
2 arrested as agents seize grenades, ammo
Two North Idaho men are in custody following an undercover federal probe into illegal explosives manufacturing that included the seizure of hand grenades, firearms and more than 10,000 rounds of …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2009, 11:16 a.m.
ATF says E. Washington source of Mexico guns
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says Washington is the No. 4 source of illegal guns in Mexico.
Fri., July 31, 2009, 12:47 p.m.
Feds investigating Walla Walla explosives theft
WALLA WALLA — Hundreds of pounds of explosives and detonation cord were stolen from the Port of Walla Walla magazine at the airport industrial park.