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Reputed Gang Member Charged in Chicago Shooting of ATF Agent

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez ordered Ernesto Godinez, a reputed Almighty Saints gang member, held in custody until a detention hearing May 17. He was charged with forcibly assaulting an ATF agent with a deadly weapon and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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ATF Agent Shot, Critically Wounded in Chicago

Officials said the agent, in his late 20s, was shot during an investigation of illegal guns but gave no details. No one was in custody, according to officials.

Over 200 Firearms Recovered in NY Gun Smuggling Bust

Billed as Brooklyn's biggest ever gun smuggling bust, nearly two dozen people — mostly from Virginia — have been rounded up and arrested on charges they brought over 200 high-caliber weapons of all sorts into New York City, authorities said Wednesday.

2 More Wounded Officers Sue Milwaukee Gun Shop

The new case, brought by Officer Jose Lopez and former officer Alejandro Arce, alleges that owners of Badger Guns negligently sold the gun used to wound them in 2007.

Calif. State Senator, Gun Control Advocate Busted for Arms Trafficking

Yee discussed helping an undercover agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.

Former N.M. Chief On Cartel Payroll

A one-time border police chief collected payments from the Juarez Cartel in exchange for running background checks and license plates and buying military gear for the Mexican cartel, he testified Wednesday.

Gun Runner's Weapon Linked To ICE Agent's Murder

A 23-year-old Texas man has received a seven-year federal prison sentence for purchasing the gun later used to kill Special Agent Jaime Zapata.

Calif. Hot Dog Vendor Sold Meth, Machine Guns

A convicted felon and illegal immigrant sold a machine gun, shotgun and other weapons to undercover San Jose Police officers. They also sold methamphetamine.

100 Fast and Furious Guns Found at Mexican Cartel Enforcer's Home

Associates of a Mexican drug cartel transported an arsenal of battle rifles from Phoenix to the home of the cartel's top enforcer in Ciudad Juarez under the Fast and Furious operation.

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Memos Indicate Eric Holder Lied About Botched Gun Operation

House Republicans are pressing the White House to appoint a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied about his knowledge of the Fast and Furious gun operation.