Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    City Used Memo Leak to Drag Stop-and-Frisk Judge Through the Mud, Lawyers Say

    In an act of desperation, the city of New York has used the media to launch a "despicable" attack on the federal judge presiding over a landmark stop-and-frisk trial, attorneys for the plaintiffs say. Early Wednesday morning, the New York Daily News published a story describing an internal report c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    New York's Tough Gun Laws Are Pretty Worthless: Report

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a crusade to rid the world of guns. Unfortunately, it's not doing a whole lot to keep guns out of the hands of thugs in New York City, according to a recently released report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.According to the report, 8,793 guns w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Rallies for Tighter Gun Control

    ​Following the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Long Island Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), announced their support for strengthening national gun control laws at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Appoints New City Sheriff. Related: New York City Has a Sheriff?

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg named Edgar Domenech as the city's new sheriff today. Yes, New York City has a sheriff (who is, oddly enough, part of the Department of Finance). And as Bloomberg said, no, the sheriff "does not ride around on a horse, carry a six-shooter, and look for cattle rustlers ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2008

    Gun-Ho for New York

    The Georgia gun dealer who was sued by the city— and fell in love with us

  • News

    December 5, 2006
  • News

    November 29, 2005

    The War on Murtha

    Congressman's theatrics about Iraq spark a new fracas out in the lobby

  • News

    March 9, 2004

    The Fire Down Below

    Sifting Through the Ashes, City Arson Squad Probes Major Blaze in DUMBO

  • News

    September 11, 2001

    An Uncivil War

    Anarchists and Cops Square Off in Washington’s IMF Slugfest

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    Young Gun

    Packing Heat on Brooklyn Streets

  • Film

    April 11, 2000

    The Feds Are Coming!

    A Conspiracy So Vast

  • News

    May 18, 1999

    Nations of Islam at War

    Two Factions of the Black Muslim Movement Clash Over a Newspaper Route, But the Roots of the Conflict Are Much Deeper

  • News

    August 25, 1998

    Rage Against Muhammad

    An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes

  • News

    September 30, 1997