Illegal weapons

This 2017 photo from a prior arrest provided by the Chicago Police Department, shows Ernesto Godinez. Federal authorities charged Godinez Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in the shooting of an ATF agent in Chicago last week. Godinez, made a brief appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago to hear the charges against him. A complaint charges him with forcible assault of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent in the Friday shooting. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 5:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A purported street-gang member charged in the shooting of an ATF agent in Chicago had opened fire as authorities conducted a middle-of-the-night "covert" operation to fit a tracking device on a vehicle, according to charging documents made public Tuesday. Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, a...
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Don Aaron, public affairs manager for the Metro Nashville Police Department, speaks at a news conference Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn., regarding the capture of Travis Reinking. Reinking, who police say shot and killed at least four people on Sunday at a Waffle House restaurant, was captured Monday in a wooded area near his apartment complex and the restaurant. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 23, 2018 - 5:50 pm
Travis Reinking exhibited multiple warning signs that he was mentally unstable: He talked openly about delusions that he was being stalked by Taylor Swift. He insisted unknown people were making barking noises outside his home. He even went to the White House on a mission to talk to the president...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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April 04, 2018 - 9:40 pm
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury in central Illinois has indicted three men suspected of bombing a Minnesota mosque on a charge of possessing a machine gun. A fourth man not linked to the bombing was also indicted. Forty-seven-year-old Michael Hari, 29-year-old Michael McWhorter, 22-year-...
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March 26, 2018 - 7:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Southern California police officers are accused of purchasing so-called off-roster firearms that are not available to the general public and illegally reselling the weapons, federal prosecutors said Monday. A federal grand jury indictment alleges Gardena Police Department...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week. He is due to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later in the day. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
March 14, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana has pleaded not guilty to drug and gun charges stemming from an incident at Newark Liberty International Airport last week. Santana entered his plea in Newark on Wednesday to two state weapons charges and a drug possession charge. His next court hearing is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. A Trump administration plan to crack down on people who lie to buy guns faces a giant hurdle: it relies on federal agents and prosecutors who are already overwhelmed with other pressing responsibilities. We must vigilantly protect the integrity of the background check system through appropriate prosecution of those who attempt to circumvent the law,” Sessions wrote in a memo directing federal prosecutors to bring more so-called “lie-and-try” cases, which was among several Justice Department initiatives unrolled in response to the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 14, 2018 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration plan to crack down on people who lie to buy guns faces a giant hurdle: It relies on federal agents and prosecutors who are already overwhelmed with other responsibilities. Prosecutors and officials from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
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March 12, 2018 - 7:40 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student at an Alabama high school last week is calling for school safety reform and action against gun violence. "We've all failed our children. We've failed to keep them safe," Shenise Abercrombie, the aunt of victim Courtlin...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2008 file photo, Juelz Santana arrives at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in New York. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week. He is due to appear in U.S. District Court in Newark later in the day. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
March 12, 2018 - 11:27 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A rapper sought after a gun was found in a carry-on bag containing his identification at a New York City area airport last week has surrendered to authorities. Authorities say Juelz Santana turned himself into Port Authority Police early Monday and is due to appear in U.S...
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This undated photo shows Diego Horta. Horta is being held on $2 million bond after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition. Rowlett police arrested 17-year-old Diego Horta on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, on drug and weapons charges. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 7:48 pm
ROWLETT, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area teenager was being held on $1 million bond Thursday after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a semi-automatic rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition. Rowlett police arrested Diego Horta, 17, on Tuesday...
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